YouTube Video Captioning Made Simple with TubeBuddy & 3Play Media

December 16, 2015 BY EMILY GRIFFIN
Updated: June 3, 2019

If you use YouTube for business, whether you’re vlogging or managing a corporate account, you’re going to need the right tools to manage your channel.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with TubeBuddy to give YouTubers a seamless captioning experience.

What is TubeBuddy?

TubeBuddy TubeBuddy is a browser plugin for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer that helps you manage your professional YouTube channel. It links directly to your YouTube account so you can access a suite of features directly in YouTube.

TubeBuddy lets you automatically update, upload, or delete annotations and cards on your channel. Cards and annotations are hugely important for driving traffic to your website, getting email sign ups, or making sales. Without an automation tool, you would be stuck manually changing these on individual videos — an unreasonable task once you have a sizable video library.

TubeBuddy also offers social media integration so you can post videos to Facebook and track shares. Video SEO tools suggest tags for videos, examine your search rank, and let you A/B test different descriptions and titles.

Because closed captions improve YouTube SEO and user engagement, TubeBuddy now offers in-platform captioning through 3Play Media.

How to Add Captions to YouTube Videos with TubeBuddy & 3Play Media

After installing TubeBuddy, YouTube creators can order captions from 3Play Media without leaving YouTube. The captioning process is easy, whether you’re uploading a new video or updating your archive.

How to Caption New YouTube Videos

From your YouTube account, go to the Upload page. After a video has been uploaded and processed, simply click the Captions Service button under Tools.

TubeBuddy Tools - Captions Service button

Skip down to the step “Video Captioning Service.”

How to Caption YouTube Videos in Your Video Library

TubeBuddy also allows you to place a Captions order on your existing YouTube videos.

In the Video Manager screen, click the TubeBuddy button [ TubeBuddy icon ] next to the video that you want captioned.

Video Manager - TubeBuddy icon

Next, click Captions Service on the drop-down menu.

Captions Service
Video Captioning Service

A dialog window pops up with more information about the benefits of captioning.

Add captions to this video, professionally transcribed by 3Play Media

When you click Order Captioning Service, you’ll be brought to the payment page where you can review pricing details and pay for captions via PayPal, Coinbase or credit card.

payment page

Once the video has been processed by 3PlayMedia, the captions are automatically posted to the video and an email notification is sent out.

Why Caption Videos with 3Play Media?

Captioning YouTube videos with 3Play Media’s professional transcription and captioning service is a smart bet for businesses. We guarantee 99% accuracy on all of our transcripts — and we average higher than that. Our standard turnaround time is 4 days for any video, but we offer faster delivery options for time-sensitive work.

We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality captions on time — but don’t take our word for it. Hear what our customers have to say about us.

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