Metal Jesus here, and I’m back again, this time with an update to my channel that I’m really excited about, and that is I’m going to be adding closed captioning or transcriptions to many of my bigger videos. I’m gonna start with the Friday videos. But this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, because, well, in my family, I actually have an aunt who is deaf. And also I know some people who are in the gaming community, especially here in Seattle, who are deaf. And so it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but bigger than that, actually, is that there are a lot of people who watch YouTube videos and my videos where perhaps English is not their first language. And so having the text transcribed down below accurately is a big bonus for them.
Also, I don’t know about you, but there are also times whenever maybe I can’t have the volume up when I’m watching videos, and having the text down below, subtitled, would be pretty cool. I release my videos on Friday mornings, and some people are working. Well now you’re gonna be able to turn on the closed captioning for many of those videos and actually still get the content, which I think is pretty cool.
So how am I gonna do this? Well, I’ve looked into a bunch of different options, and you know, I’d love to go the crowdsourcing route, but the reality is that this is a pretty tough thing to do. Some people are surprised to learn, I certainly was when I tried to do it on my own, that you can spend five, eight, ten hours per video transcribing every single word. It’s a ton of work. And so I’d like to pursue that, but I also feel like we need to get professionals involved here. And there’s a really cool site I’ve been using so far called Speechpad.com, where they charge per minute, per video, per language. And essentially they guarantee it within a week, so I do need to kinda have these things planned in advance, that’s why I’m not gonna do everything. But, they do a great job. So that’s what I’m gonna start doing here.
Now, how do get access to this? Well, there’s a couple different ways. If you’re on a computer, you’ll notice in the YouTube viewer there’s a little CC button there. Now by default, it shouldn’t be turned on. It does remember your settings, though. So if you turn it on, it’ll stay on. If you turn it off, it’ll stay off. But you can toggle it right there, and you’ll see the different language supported. So, a couple of my videos actually have been transcribed by viewers, you guys, into Spanish, but for the most part, you’ll see English to start with. So you can click that.
Also on mobile you’ll notice, in the upper right-hand corner, there are these three dots. and if you click on those, that’ll give you more options, and closed captioning is one of those. Also, if you’re interested in just reading the entire transcription, every single one of these will be posted on my website. So you’ll be able to go there, find the video that you’re interested in, and below you’ll see the entire transcription just laid out right there. Really handy if you’ve missed something or maybe you just wanna kinda dig deeper or just go, what did they say? You don’t have to necessarily watch the video. So that’s also really handy.
So that’s my first plan for taking some of the Patreon funds that I’ve been getting and putting them back into the channel. And again, I wanted to stress that it’s not every video, simply because of time and money. But, if I had my choice, I would do every single video in multiple languages. I think it would be really cool to do English, German, Spanish, French, whatever. It would be awesome to do that, and just reach the maximum amount of people. So, anyways, that’s a little update on my channel. I’m gonna have more updates coming very soon because I’ve got some things in the works. Thanks very much for watching. Thanks very much for subscribing. Thanks for contributing to Patreon. I appreciate it. Take care.