Searching for Captioned Media
For help, contact: Karen Sorensen
Don't be fooled by YouTube's machine captions. All YouTube videos have a CC button, but be warned, they could be machine transcribed captions that are usually quite awful. Make sure to test them.
The way to make sure you find human transcribed captioned videos on YouTube, follow this easy search technique.
- Enter your search term (for this example, let's say I'm searching for videos on volcanoes) in the YouTube search field.
- Add a: , CC (that's a comma, CC)
- Hit Enter or click the magnifying glass icon.
Google owns YouTube, but they also offer a separate Advanced Video Search over the entire Web.
- Fill out the Advanced Video Search fields that you need.
- Check the "Subtitles: Search only closed captioned videos" checkbox.
- Hit Enter or click the Search Videos button.
PCC Library's Films on Demand
Have you checked out the library's Films on Demand streaming collection? If you are off campus, use your last name and G number to login. Use the Title URL field (just below the video description) to link to the video from your course. (Currently the embed code doesn't work, so you have to link to the video.) PCC has paid for streaming use of these videos, so there is no copyright concerns in using these.
Many of these videos are already captioned. If they aren't, we may request that they be. It will take two weeks for the company to get them captioned. Contact Karen Sorensen or Maria Wagner to request that a Films on Demand video be captioned.