Easy guide to adding captions on Google Drive videos

Google Drive is an incredibly useful tool for content creators, whether it be for storing draft versions of videos, or to collaborate with other people on a project. But, if your video needs captions or subtitles, the process isn’t as straightforward as it could be.

Fortunately, a few clever workarounds can be employed to add captions to your videos on Google Drive, granting you and your viewers much better viewing experiences and accessibility. If you’re ready to add captions to your videos on Google Drive, read on for our step-by-step guide.

How to Access Captions

The first step in adding captions to your videos on Google Drive is to open your Drive folder and make sure you’re in the main folder. From there, you’ll need to find the video you want to add captions to. From there, right-click on the file and select Open with > Google Docs.

This will open the video file as a new Google Docs document. At the top of the page, you’ll see an option to add captions. Select the caption language that is appropriate for the video. If the language isn’t available, you can always upload your own caption file.

If you’ve already created captions for your videos on another platform, like YouTube, you can easily copy them over. Just download the captions from YouTube, open the file in the text editor of your choice (Google Docs works fine, as well), and then copy the captions to the generated Google Docs captions page.

Once you save the new captions, they’ll be added to the video file. To make sure they show up in the Google Drive player, you’ll need to give the file a complete reload.

Using Third-Party Software

If you don’t want to go through the steps of creating captions manually, there are a few third-party software options that can help you to easily add captions to your videos stored on Google Drive.

One of the most popular software programs is called Kapwing Subtitles. With this program, you can quickly add captions to a variety of video file types, including those stored on Google Drive. To do so, first upload the video to Kapwing and click the Subtitle Maker button.

Kapwing will automatically generate a template to help you get started. This template is pre-populated with placeholder text. Once you have all the captions filled in, just click the Save button and the captions will be saved along with the video. Then, you can download the final video file with captions or embed it directly onto your Google Drive account.

It’s important to note that Kapwing’s Subtitle Maker is only available as a paid feature. If you want to use the free version, you’ll need to create the captions yourself or use YouTube’s auto-generated captions and paste them in the video file.

Tips for Using Captions

Whether you’re using Kapwing Subtitles for paid projects (or any other third-party software provider), there are a few useful tips to keep in mind to make the process of adding captions to videos on Google Drive easier. Here are a few of our top tips:

Make sure to check any auto-generated captions for accuracy, as they’re not always accurate.

Include markers or key words in your captions to help Google’s search engine find your video.

Use a consistent font, size, and color for the captions so that they’re easy to read.

Take advantage of the caption features on Google Drive (like blocking off areas of the screen when text is displayed) to prevent the text from interfering with the video.

Final Thoughts

Adding captions to your videos can be incredibly useful for a variety of different reasons, such as helping viewers access information more easily, or providing a better viewing experience. But, if you’re using Google Drive to store and share videos, the process of adding captions isn’t always straightforward. Fortunately, with a bit of ingenuity and some clever workarounds, it’s simple to add captions to any video stored in Google Drive. Whether you’re using a professional service like Kapwing or creating your own captions, adding captions to videos on Google Drive has never been easier!

“We’ve explored many auto-captioning tools in the market and while they serve their purpose, they often come with complications – they can be slow, confusing, or simply lacking in options. This is where SubtitleO truly shines. It stands out for its ease of use, speed, and diverse customization options. With SubtitleO, you can not only automate your captioning process but also tailor it to your specific needs, making your videos more accessible and engaging. Why not experience this game-changer for yourself? Try SubtitleO.com today and discover the future of video captioning. The first step towards creating superior, accessible, and engaging content is just a click away.”

“Try SubtitleO Now!”