Has anyone ever watched youtube videos with the closed captioning on?


#1

Cause it’s just a bit off…


#2

It’s almost like watching this


#3

Hah, that vid’s an all-time fave :smile:

But yeah, the CC action ain’t so hot… so glad I’m not deaf.


#4

Actually that’s better than usual. Sometimes it’s all just prisencolinensinainciusol.


#5

Speaking as someone who does have to use closed captioning whenever possible – audio processing disorder, not actual deafness – I find the YouTube version absolutely the WORST anywhere. It’s actually so bad that I don’t know how it could get better, since that would require people taking the time to send corrections, and there are simply too many for that to be a rational way to spend an afternoon.


#6

That sucks about your audio processing disorder, and I apologize for what I’m about to say, but I find a lot of YouTube videos are vastly more humorous if I read the CC instead of listen to the audio. What can I say, I really got a kick out of madlibs as a kid.


#7

The captioning is done by computer-- not by volunteers, not by live transcribers, not by professional captioners after the fact. I’m not sure that there exist competant examples of this sort of thing.


#8

But is it like the various apps that have humans look at anything marked by the end user as not being right, as a way to improve the programming?


#9

Dammit, the best versions of that have been taken offline.


#10

I ask myself this question daily.


#11

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