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Old 06-10-2019, 07:56 PM
gaffa is offline
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Originally Posted by BigT View Post
The captions are sent to the owner of the channel, who then has final approval. Generally speaking, they'll watch their video once with the proposed captions, make sure it's competently done and nothing was sneaked in, and then approve it.

What I am unsure about is if there is a button anywhere to click, or if the owner of the video has to send you a link to be able to propose captions. I do know that you get to use YouTube's caption editor, and that it will let you use the automatic subtitles as a foundation. I do believe it will also let you just translate existing subtitles, keeping the time information the same. And it will definitely show a transcript which you can edit.
I have added captions to my own videos, but I have never had anyone submit them to me, so I can't really answer it.

If you'd like to test, here is one of my videos. I had YouTube auto-generate captions and turned on "Community Contributions". It starts with an introduction so it should be pretty easy to work on.