YouTube Translate

YouTube Translate

They did it!
Google finally started listening to my ideas!

A couple weeks ago, I talked about my own language experiment running the captions for my YouTube videos through Google Translate so people that speak other languages could enjoy them too.

As of last night, this functionality is baked right into YouTube.

In the subtitles menu, above all the subtitles available for the video, there is an option to “Translate… (Beta)” where you can select the caption track you want to translate, and the target translated language.

I could go on about the semantic web and how this truly means that Web 3.0 is starting to break into the mainstream, but really I just think it’s cool that Google is finally starting to take my advise.

Though if they had started earlier, they could have saved Dodgeball.