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Dears,

I'm writing all my video scripts to be used for teleprompter while recording my videos. What is the best way to convert them to VTT files to be used as the caption for the videos later?

 

 

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Ashraf Fouad
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I provided a more detailed answer in another question, but I will copy it here to make things easier:

 

This is what I do: 

 

  • I upload the video (a very low-quality version, so that it uploads faster) to Youtube in private mode.
  • I add a new transcription or subtitle.
  • From the 3 methods supported I use the "Transcribe and auto-sync" (see image below), then paste the text from my script and let Youtube process it.
  • Download the .vtt file from youtube and review it to see if it is correct.
  • If necessary, I use an open-source application called "Subtitle Edit" to make adjustments.
  • Upload the .vtt file to Udemy.

YouTube usually does a very good job syncing the script correctly, but it does depend on correct pronunciation.

transcribe-youtube.png

 

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After some search; I found this good article 10 Free Tools to Make Your Video Captioning Process Easier! 

 

It contains a good link also in using Google docs for automatic text generation A Simple Way to Automatically Transcribe Video/Audio to Text which was handy in videos I'm only speaking without script.

 

But for the main goal, was make use of script I have written before, I find the best option for an application that doesn't require upload videos and use videos locally from PC is AHD Subtitles Maker 

 

I'm using it now, and really great application just what I was looking for.

 

Thanks for everyone contributed in this helpful post.

Thanks
Ashraf Fouad

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Hi @AshrafFouad You can find useful information in this article here.

 

Eliana Cerna

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Thanks @ElianaC for your reply.

I have went through the article and it is quite clear.

 

I need to clarify my question. In my case, I have all the captions as text without timing I just need to sync between it and the video. I know I can do this manually as per the article but I think it will be very time-consuming. I'm looking for faster service, like the ability to attach a whole text to video, and automatically the engine, start generating the timing and attaching related text as it is sequential already. This way it will eliminate/decrease the manual timing process if done by me.

 

I think this feature is available in Youtube Studio, as they allow uploading text transcripts, and they generate auto timing.

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Yes, you can do that using Youtube.    I have done it in the past.

 

Upload your videos in private mode, then use the "Transcribe and auto-sync" option. It is not always completely accurate, but the small corrections you might need to make are definitely easier than other methods I have tried.

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I provided a more detailed answer in another question, but I will copy it here to make things easier:

 

This is what I do: 

 

  • I upload the video (a very low-quality version, so that it uploads faster) to Youtube in private mode.
  • I add a new transcription or subtitle.
  • From the 3 methods supported I use the "Transcribe and auto-sync" (see image below), then paste the text from my script and let Youtube process it.
  • Download the .vtt file from youtube and review it to see if it is correct.
  • If necessary, I use an open-source application called "Subtitle Edit" to make adjustments.
  • Upload the .vtt file to Udemy.

YouTube usually does a very good job syncing the script correctly, but it does depend on correct pronunciation.

transcribe-youtube.png

 

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Many thanks @CarlosDeLeon for the detailed description.

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After some search; I found this good article 10 Free Tools to Make Your Video Captioning Process Easier! 

 

It contains a good link also in using Google docs for automatic text generation A Simple Way to Automatically Transcribe Video/Audio to Text which was handy in videos I'm only speaking without script.

 

But for the main goal, was make use of script I have written before, I find the best option for an application that doesn't require upload videos and use videos locally from PC is AHD Subtitles Maker 

 

I'm using it now, and really great application just what I was looking for.

 

Thanks for everyone contributed in this helpful post.

Thanks
Ashraf Fouad

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Thanks for sharing your findings, @AshrafFouad 

 

Would you mind sharing here a short summary of how you use AHD Subtitles Maker to sync your script to the video?

 

I downloaded it and took a quick look at it, but it didn't seem very obvious how to do that.

 

Thanks,

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Hi @CarlosDeLeon ,

I have viewed this video on Youtube: How To Make Your Own Subtitles | AHD Subtitles Maker Professional  to be able to use it.

 

Let me know if you need any further help.

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Ashraf Fouad
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@AshrafFouad 

 

I feel confused right now.  That video has nothing to do with what I asked.

 

To give you more context, because you probably didn't realize that I was the one that gave you the suggestion of uploading the video to YouTube with the goal of automatically syncing an existing script to it:  You said this:

 


@AshrafFouad wrote:
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But for the main goal, was make use of script I have written before, I find the best option for an application that doesn't require upload videos and use videos locally from PC is AHD Subtitles Maker 

 

I'm using it now, and really great application just what I was looking for.

 


I downloaded the application and spent some minutes trying to find a way to use a previously written script and use the program to automatically sync it to the video, but I didn't find it.  So, I asked if you could share how you are using it for that specific purpose.

 

The video you suggested in your response only shows a very short example of manually writing the text of the subtitles and then exporting the file, so, it doesn't really help.

 

If you have one minute, and are willing to spend it here providing some help, would you please explain, very briefly, how you are using that application to sync your previously written script to the video in an automated way?

 

Thanks.

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Dear @CarlosDeLeon ,

The video I mentioned was the video I viewed to get into the tool, and then I managed to use its features.

 

In order to provide a detailed explanation, I just made a video (Just more than 11 mins) How I am using AHD Subtitles Maker  and upload it in my personal channel.

 

I tried to include all that I knew about the tool to help, I hope this will be beneficial for you and others looking for the same.

 

After watching the video, please feel free to ask for any further clarification.

 

I'm here to help.

 

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Ashraf Fouad
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Thanks @AshrafFouad , that was very detailed.

 

I understand now that the software doesn't allow you to sync the script to the video in an automated way, like YouTube can.  Instead, you have to watch the entire video and stop every few seconds to manually decide which part of the text is associated with the portion of the video you just watched.

 

I thought it was something different, but it's good to know that it is being useful to you.

Again, thanks for the detailed explanation.

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Yes, this auto-sync is not happening, unfortunately.

 

You are welcome.

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Ashraf Fouad
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