This week on the Reel Web, we'll show you a new feature that Google launched which allows you to download all of your original source video files that were uploaded to your YouTube channel. Additionally we cover a few new linking options for YouTube annotations, how to get subtitles and closed captions of your videos translated into other languages, and streaming video coverage of the presidential debates.
Download Your Entire YouTube Channel with Google Takeout
YouTube already gives you the ability to download transcoded MP4s of your individual videos. However, you now can also download all the actual original video files that you uploaded to your YouTube channel. There currently is no way to download individual videos, but you can download your entire channel at once using Google Takeout.
If you're looking to download YouTube videos that are not your own, read this post - Download YouTube Videos - How, Where and When Is It Okay?
Captioning Your Video into Other Languages
As you are aware it is important to transcribe your videos and upload it to YouTube in order to give them the actual words and information provided in the video to help accurately index your video. YouTube is now offering a way for you to collaborate with other individuals to provide that transcript in other languages. Once you have uploaded the original transcript you can use the feature that allows you to invite or collaborate with you to provide the additional transcriptions. There does not currently appear to be a community set up where you can request collaborators, but hopefully that is something we will see soon.
Presidential Debates Streaming Live on YouTube
For those of you who prefer to use mobile and online platforms, YouTube will be streaming the presidential debates live. There is an option that allows you to add the dates and times to your Google calendar. In addition there will be other sources including Larry King Live, Philip DeFranco and New York Times, just to mention a few that will also be providing their thoughts streaming via YouTube. Watching online allows you to interact with the Twitter feeds and comments of other viewers, which is something that is not available when watching it on TV.
New GooTube+ Annotation Links
There are two new things you can do with annotations. First, you can link to a place where people can register to vote. The box for that option can be found in the normal annotation menu.
Second, you can link to your Google+ profile. This can help encourage viewers to link with you on Google+. There is also way you can link to your company page instead of your personal profile. Visit the tutorial to see how you can utilize your annotations this way.