How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO

How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO

The basic steps to translate a YouTube video are:

  1. Download the video to your computer.
  2. Upload the video into an AI transcription service.
  3. Get the transcript in an *.srt file.
  4. Translate the transcript using an AI translation service.
  5. Embed the translation into your video.

You should only translate videos that you expect a good Return On Investment from - so you have a good feeling this video will work in a different language.

First, and this goes without saying, please translate your own YouTube videos. Why? Because of copyright. If its not your property, please do not steal from other content creators. Fair use is of couse good, but this blog post is for content creators who are looking to translate their own videos in YouTube.

In this blog post we cover how to download a video from YouTube, then we add a transcript, and then we translate the video. This is done so you can try this at home yourself.

Pick The Video (From YouTube) That You Want To Translate

First we need to find a video to download. We will use a video from the VideoTranslator YouTube Channel, specifically this video shown below.

Fighting The Coronavirus And E-Coli With Machine Learning

Note: This video does not have any speech - the idea is we will add some as part of this tutuorial.

Download The Video From YouTube

Ok - now we have a video, we can download it. Obviously we already have the files, as its our own channel, but this step is shown so you can follow along in this tutorial.

Go to this website - https://ytmp3.cc. We like it because it is nice and simple but be warned it is spammy! If you Google around, there are many other options too.

How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Download the video from YouTube
How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Download the video from YouTube

Download the video and now you have the asset.

Upload The Video Into An AI Transcription Platform

We are using video translator for this. Create a new item and upload the video as below.

How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Upload the video to VideoTranslator
How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Upload the video to VideoTranslator

Add A Transcript To The Video Or Export The Transcript From Youtube

As this video did not have any narration we did not use the AI transciber. Instead we manually added in the captions into an *.srt file. This is shown below.

How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Add a transcript using an AI or do so manually
How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Add a transcript using an AI or do so manually

You can see we are simply typing in the text and it can be seen on the video - this is visible on the last line "As before the scanners...".

Once complete, you can download the *.srt, which is provided here so you can see what it looks like.

With the subtitles file a *.srt we can upload this into YouTube as shown below and the video will now have subtitles.

How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Add the subtitles
How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Add the subtitles

Note: If you used a video with narration, after the AI transcription process please click the "Download SRT" button to export the transcript from the Youtube video.

Translate The YouTube Video Into Hindi

Now we want to translate the video into Hindi. How can we do this? Click Action -> Translate and select Hindi

How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Translate the video into Hindi
How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Translate the video into Hindi

Here we are translating the subtitles file using the AI. Once the AI has finished it will look like below.

How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Subtitle is translated into Hindi
How To Translate YouTube Videos And Dominate SEO: Subtitle is translated into Hindi

Hard Code The Hindi Subtitles Into The Finished Asset Using Auto-Overlay

Click Action -> Auto-Overlay and we chose black text with a yellow background for the below video.

Fighting The Coronavirus And E-Coli With Machine Learning

Conclusion

To really get the value of SEO, you should make sure that Titles, Description, Open Captions and Closed Captions are all in place! If you are using social channels outside YouTubr you may also want to use WebVTT properly.

Best of luck and I am sure you will do amazing! Connect with us on LinkedIn, or if you are interested in trying out our technology, please try our platform or drop us an email at hello@videotranslator.ai.