Captions missing when uploading video to Youtube

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Hi. I've read earlier posts on this subject but the solutions suggested didn't work for me. I'm using Camtasia 8. Some said that if I export my captions into an .srt file, I could upload them to Youtube afterwards. But I don't see an upload option there. Also, some said that I can "burn them" into the video in Camtasia but they are either talking about doing it via a Flash menu or wizard menu. I am not finding either of those options.

Help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

In version 8, when you produce and share your video and use the Custom Production Settings and click the Next button a couple of times, you should see this dialog:



Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick. Thanks. I have done that but when the video is done rendering, I don't see a file that can be uploaded to Youtube?
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Sorry, I understood you were simply having problems seeing the dialogs where you choose whether or not to include captions and whether to burn them in.

If you are wanting the SRT file, you do that from inside Camtasia. Open the Captions area and use the image below for reference:



Cheers... Rick :)
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Sorry, I was not clear. I DO know how to export an .SRT file and find it in my folder. I DON'T know how to upload that .SRT file to my video in Youtube as I am not finding an upload option.

When I export my video from Camtasia I HAVE found the way to burn the captions into the video. But once the export is done, I don't see a file in a video format in my folder, that can be uploaded to Youtube. This folder is my last screen shot.

TIA
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You Tube doesn't seem to make instructions for things like this easy to find.However, the procedure is pretty simple.

SO, go into Video Manger after uploading your video.Open the drop down "Edit"menu.
Select "Subtitles and CC"



Select the drop down menu for Language and chose your language and click on it.
There are actually a couple of different menus.For some reason, you never know what one you are going to get.Even after choosing and setting a default Language.
You Tube Bug maybe?





With s language selected the menu will change. Select "Upload a File"



Select "Subtitles File" Brows and locate your .srt



Hit upload



Make sure you "Save Changes"



That's probably more screen shots than necessary.

Regards,Joe
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Here's a video on the process. Perhaps it will help.

https://youtu.be/d7Eb1XJYO-w?t=56s

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks both. I missed the part where I had to choose the language first in order to upload the text file.
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Hi again. I figured out how to upload the caption file to my video in Youtube; thanks. But do you know how I force them to be shown per default and not have to have the viewer to enable the "CC" button on the video? My settings are set to "always show captions" and I tried adding "yt:cc=on" as a tag on the video, too. Neither of those things seem to work.
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Hi Kirstine;

It is my understanding that the Captions setting for YouTube is specific to the user's (i.e. viewer) settings in their account. Content creators forcing specs onto the viewer can be problematic, especially if viewers are on metered connections.

However, if you are embedding the video (not viewing it on Youtube) you might have some better luck. Have you tried the following: http://www.captionsforyoutube.com/blog/posts/10-how-to-force-closed-captions-to-appear-on-your-youtu...

-Robert