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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.

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  • Chris Abbott

    I have used the translate captions and have been selecting the Google translator version off my transcribed version and it looks good. Well the versions I have sent to my friends who speak that language said it was almost perfect so I didn't need to invite translators to do it.. :)

    • Ronnie Bincer

      That's good, My assumption would have been that they are as bad as the English Machine Translations are. (Which is pretty bad!)

  • Ronnie Bincer

    Thanks Tim for the overview... cool stuff.
    That Translation Assistance thing is cool, but I think you need to know who you want to have help you (with the other language) to alert them and invite them to help translate.

    Like you said in the video (but need to edit in the text here) there is no way currently to Annotation-Link to your G+ PAGE only a trick to make that connection link work for a G+ PROFILE (for now).

    We can assume that the Annotation link to a G+ PAGE is on its way (sometime!) because the YouTube Annotation menu for said link reads: "Google+ Profile/Page"... HOWEVER even the link to the G+ Profile is a bit wonky right now as you need to use the 'trick' talked about in your article or my video to make it work.

    Thanks for all the work you do here at ReelSEO to help us stay up-to-date!