#CaptionFails: What Did They Really Say? (QUIZ)

June 22, 2016 BY EMILY GRIFFIN
Updated: January 4, 2018


If you rely on closed captions to understand what someone is saying in a video, then you’ve probably been frustrated by inaccurate automatic captions.

Autocaptioning is the default captioning option for YouTube videos. Autocaptions are generated from running the audio through automatic speech recognition. This produces a highly flawed transcript, with even lower accuracy for footage with poor audio quality, background noise, multiple speakers, speakers with an accent, or proper nouns.

Think you can decipher these video clips using just YouTube’s automatic captions?

Give it a shot!

Read the free report: 2017 State of Captioning.

The closed caption CC icon shown in the middle of a TV.