CCTubes - Captioning the Internet

What if you could have any video captioned by professional, human captioners without breaking the bank?

We're taking personal captioning to the next level...

Over 90% of all online video lacks captions. And if you've ever used YouTube's automatic captions, you know that technology is a long way from providing usable, immersive captions without the human touch. At CCTubes we're providing the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community a way to have the content you want, captioned by our highly skilled staff. And our captions comply with ADA standards!

Technology companies like YouTube have been working for years to make video content available to everyone. But one segment of the population has been left sorely behind: the Deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Even today automatic captioning from YouTube leaves much to be desired. You’re often left with captions that range from inaccurate to laughably bad, as you can see in the example to the right. For a comparison between YouTube and CCTube’s captions, please check out these before and after links: YouTube original captions » / CCTubes human captions »

Even the best voice-to-text technology can only begin to interpret human speech at a very basic level. Automatic speech transcription may improve over time, but just having accurate transcription of the spoken word is only a small part of what captioning should do.

Context matters.

What sets CCTubes apart is our deep understanding of and direct involvement with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. We understand that by going the next step and providing contextual information, like identifying who’s speaking, recognizing music and other off-screen sounds, we can create a more immersive environment, allowing watchers to have a fuller and more engaging experience.

Most content creators and technology companies only see the first step. We understand the importance of capturing all of the information — and we want to help you experience better, immersive captions.

In addition to creating high-quality, human captioning, we’ve also created a customizable player that allows you to customize the captions to suit your unique needs…

Draggable Captions

Move the captions anywhere

With our video player, you can move the captions anywhere on the screen. No longer are captions attached to the lower third and centered, covering up potentially important video moments. Move them wherever you want!

Caption Colors

Choose any color you want

We understand that many times white text on black can be hard to see properly. With our in-video player settings, you can quickly and easily change the color of the captions to suit your unique viewing needs.

Caption Size

As big or as small as you want

When it comes to the size of the captions, each of us have individual needs and preferences. Using the in-video settings, you can make the caption size larger or smaller. Make a mistake? Simply hit the reset button!

No two people are the same. That’s why we designed everything about CCTubes to empower you to experience the content you love in the best way possible!

We're building a community and a movement...

Our goal is to caption the entire internet, making everything accessible to the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Every video that we caption is made fully available to the public, right here in our video archive. Any time you submit a video from your favorite YouTube channel or content creator, you're helping to provide yet another video to the rest of the community. We're crowd-sourcing captions for the world, one video at a time.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1

Click below to create an account

As a free member, you can watch videos to your heart’s content. If you decide to become a premium member, every month you’ll receive credits to submit the content you want captioned. Click below to create your account:

Step 2

Choose Your Level

Simply choose your membership level: Silver, Gold or Platinum — depending on how many minutes of captioning you think you’ll need every month. You’ll then be able to submit videos. 1 credit = 1 minute of video.

Step 3

We Work Our Magic

Our team of professional captioners will process your video, transcribing accurate, quality-assured, captions. Say goodbye to lousy auto-captioned content! Once it’s done, we’ll publish the video and let you know it’s ready!

Getting videos captioned has never been easier. Once you’re a member, you’ll simply paste the YouTube link of the video you want captioned and we’ll tell you how many minutes it will cost! Then you leave the work to us!

Start getting your favorite videos professionally captioned starting at just $10.99 per month or as little as 33 cents per minute!

Silver Plan
per month
CCTubes Silver Membership
30 minutes of professionally captioned videos
30 Minutes of captioned videos
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Platinum Plan
per month
CCTubes Platinum Membership
60 minutes of professionally captioned videos
60 Minutes of captioned videos*
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* Platinum level members can purchase additional 15 minute caption blocks for only $4.99 each.