YouTube offers automatic transcription services (which isn't always perfect) and timing functions (which are recommended). Of course, all captioning starts with a recording and a transcript of that recording. The steps for utilizing the YouTube automatic timing is:
- Create a recording (following YouTube standards) and upload to YouTube
- Create the transcript
- Go to MyVideos in YouTube, select the video in step 1 and select Edit
- Select the caption option and uphold the transcript file
The recording's captions (previously the transcript) will be synchronized with the recording.