Google has massively improved upon support for captions on their YouTube platform.
Here are some of the updates that have rolled out in the recent months:
1. YouTube now support automatic captions and transcript synchronization in Japanese, Korean, and English.
2. Users can now add captions to their own videos in 155 supported languages and dialects.
3. You can check what language captions are available for movies and shows that are available for purchase and rent.
4. You can now search for videos with captions by adding ‘, cc’ to your query.
5. You now have many more customizations to apply to captions on YouTube videos.
6. YouTube now support position and style customizations for broadcast format captions.
7. YouTube now support many more broadcast format captions like .SCC, .CAP, EBU-STL. They handle the conversions to YouTube’s own formats.
8. YouTube also now support imports of closed captions with CEA-608 encoding from MPEG-2 video files.