Free Tools for Captioning YouTube Videos

Terrill Thompson of University of Washington has a great post detailing [free tools to caption YouTube videos](http://terrillthompson.com/2009/08/free-tools-for-captioning-youtube.html) and reviews some of the applications. I’ve used [CaptionTube to do my video](http://www.meryl.net/ci/2009/04/captiontube_you.html).
– [CapScribe](http://capscribe.snow.utoronto.ca/): Mac and Firefox
– [CaptionTube](http://captiontube.appspot.com/): web-based
– [dotSub](http://dotsub.com/): web-based
– [Easy YouTube Caption Creator](http://accessify.com/tools-and-wizards/accessibility-tools/easy-youtube-caption-creator/): web-based
– [MAGpie](http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/index.html): Windows and Mac
– [Overstream](http://www.overstream.net/): web-based
– [Subtitle Horse](http://www.subtitle-horse.com/): Windows
– [Subtitle Workshop](http://www.urusoft.net/products.php?cat=sw&lang=1): Windows
– [TubeCaption](http://www.tubecaption.com/): web-based and broken
– [vSync Bookmarklet](http://vsync.tunezee.com/bookmarklet.html): web-based
– [UW-Madison’s World Caption](http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=7096): Mac


  1. Overstream

    Thanks for mentioning Overstream.net. Follow us on twitter: @overstream, and check out our blog at http://blog.overstream.net.

  2. Grant Laird Jr

    Do you still like CaptionTube so far?
    Just wonder…

  3. Meryl

    Grant, I’ve only captioned one video and CaptionTube was it. I liked it. I haven’t tried the others.

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