Add caption tracks to your video files

You can make your video content available to a larger audience when you add captions. If you want to reach deaf, hard-of-hearing viewers, or speakers of different languages, captions help these groups understand your videos.

You can use two types of caption files:

  • Caption file (recommended): This file contains the text and other information to time your captions with your video.
  • Transcript file: This file only contains the text. If you upload a transcript, the video player will have to determine when the words should be displayed. Transcript files take extra time to process and only work for English and Japanese.

To add caption tracks to your video files, open Google Drive on your computer.

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