The most famous video platform on the internet may soon gain tools. O YouTube has been testing support for courses, with new ways of organizing content. In addition, creators will be able to place different audio tracks, a way to present content in more than one language. Finally, searching within the videos themselves will be easier.
The three novelties are being tested in India and were presented by the local branch of Google.
Let’s start with the courses. With the tool, it will be possible to place videos in an orderly way. In addition, creators will be able to make the content available for free or charge for it.
This should make YouTube a competitor to specialized platforms such as Coursera and Udemyamong many others.
Multiple audio tracks
YouTube is also studying the possibility of enabling different audio tracks in the same video. This paves the way for voiceovers in different languages, for example.
From what the company has shared so far, the feature works in a similar way to subtitles: tap the gear icon in the lower-right corner and choose your preferred audio option.
To get an idea of how it will work, just access this video and follow the steps above.
Google says it is testing the feature with third-party translation and dubbing services, which use artificial intelligence.
This can make life easier for creators and the public alike. On the one hand, the tools can dispense with the work of dubbing the content. On the other hand, those who have difficulty reading subtitles will be able to listen to their preferred language.
Another possibility that Google is studying is to facilitate the search for excerpts within a video.
When opening a YouTube video using the Search app, a new text box appears. When typing in it, it is possible to search in which part of the content the desired term is.
Search results show a transcript of the audio, so you know exactly what that part is about. If you want to see more, just tap the time under the text.
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