Google Adds Automatic Captioning to Some YouTube Channels

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Nocturnius

As a product of hard of hearing/deaf parents I am much more aware of captions than most and realize that,in fact,its still in its infancy.Try turning off the sound for a week or so and just reading the captions.The majority of them are terrible!Their either poorly spelled,incomplete or not in sync with the program,to name a few problems.Downloading video from the net.Forget it...Where does the captioning go when the file format is manipulated?What needs to be in that respect is for a separate "stream" to be created that is irremovable from the rest of broadcast/file.I believe once that is created/instituted then the files themself have the prospect to be encoded/manipulated to different formats without the issue of caption loss,also possibly,multilingually perhaps creating a new job sector or expanding a present one.At any rate,captions still have a long way to go... 

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Daemon

W00T! This is GREAT News :D -Now if only they did the same thing with other streaming media like over-at Spacecast.com where I get my SG:U fix :P  After all I R Proud Deafie and its nice to finally be included in the Streaming Video world. 

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VaughnG

This Google feature really is an innovative way to help people with disabilities. Aside from this is a big contribution for marketing, this will also give deaf people to enjoy the media. No need to get cash now for manual translator because there is a machine automated translator now for those people who needs them.

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