YouTube: What if a mobile version, what if playlists, loop repeat function, background playback … The YouTube the one we have today is nothing like that of 2005 from 16 years ago. But there is one element that has remained exactly the same: it is only possible to upload a video with an audio track. Or rather, it was possible, because multitracks have come into service.
Multilingual videos on YouTube
Such as the ability to choose between different types of subtitles, YouTube will allow creators to upload their content with different audio tracks. In fact, it’s already possible, as Google’s video platform introduced a range of new features this Thursday related to transcriptions, subtitles and audio tracks, as announced in a statement.
In this way, YouTube videos will become more like movies and series with the ability for some creators to add multiple audio tracks in different languages to the video. This accessibility feature is also aimed at people with visual impairments or low vision, so that the creators of the platform can also add a track with audio description.
Here we summarize all the audio features that: YouTube has received and will receive in the coming months:
Subtitles and audio functions
Starting today, creators can enable automatic captioning for any live broadcast in English to make broadcasts more inclusive and accessible. Previously, this feature was only available for channels with more than 1,000 subscribers, but we’ve removed that requirement. In the coming months, we plan to expand live captioning to the 13 supported automatic captioning languages.