A New Meme Is Brewing: YouTube CaptionFail. This is one of those situations where you wonder is it good to have captioning even though a lot of it is messed up or no captioning.
I tried to autocaption two of my previously captioned videos. I took off the captions and let YouTube try its hand. Well, so much for a fun opportunity to comparing the original captioned video and YouTube’s. YouTube’s autocaptioning failed in both cases. Maybe my accent was too much for it.
OK, I’ll take a little something over nothing. Heck, you can get a lot of laughs by searching for youtube caption fail in Twitter. Latest from YouTube on captioning and YouTube’s autocaptioning instructions. Also, here’s a blog post about Google’s Smart Captioning Move.
Just last night, I caught a funny caption mistake. The caption said, “A strange couple” in reference to Jin and Sun on Lost. I said to my husband, “Oh my gosh… that’s so politically incorrect.”
“It’s ‘estranged,'” corrected my husband. And that made sense.
Talk about a bad typo.
What are some of your favorite captionfails?