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Old 06-09-2019, 06:37 PM
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How Does Crowdsourced YouTube Captioning Work?


I watch an educational YouTube channel that's in Dutch, and until a few days ago, its content was closed-captioned into English. In this video, they tell the viewers (in English) that their sponsor will no longer be paying for professional captioning, and they ask the viewers to come to their aid. Several users have said in the comments that they'll be more than happy to help.

How will that work, though? Does YouTube allow anyone with permission to close-caption a video, in a Wikipedia sort of way? Or if user SexyDutchLady captions the videos in English, do I have to go to her channel to see the captioned video?