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Enhancing Video Captions with VideoDB Subtitle Styling


Auto-generated captions on platforms like YouTube often lack precision, especially with specialized terminology, or context-specific information (like character names, literary references, etc.) VideoDB offers a solution by enabling more accurate identification, spelling, and formatting of spoken words in videos. In this tutorial, we'll explore how VideoDB's spoken word indexing feature and newly introduced can significantly enhance the quality of captions in your videos.

Comparative Analysis

Let's start by comparing auto-generated captions from YouTube with those generated using VideoDB. We'll use an example from an explanatory tutorial on the complex literature of "Dune."

Here’s what YouTube’s Auto-CC gives us: ​

And now, let’s take a look at VideoDB’s intelligent and styled subtitles:
As you can see, VideoDB captures the nuances of literary terms far more accurately, providing viewers with a richer experience.


📦 Installing packages

%pip install videodb

🔑 API Keys

Before proceeding, ensure access to , , and API key. If not, sign up for API access on the respective platforms.
Get your API key from . ( Free for first 50 uploads, No credit card required ) 🎉
import os

os.environ["VIDEO_DB_API_KEY"] = ""

📝 Tutorial Walkthrough

🔗 Step 1: Connect to VideoDB
from videodb import connect

conn = connect()
coll = conn.get_collection()

🎥 Step 2: Upload Video
Upload your video to VideoDB for processing.
video = coll.upload(url="")

🧐 Step 3: Index Spoken Words
Index the spoken words in your video to enable accurate captioning.

✏️ Step 4: Add Subtitles with Default Style
Add subtitles to your video using default styling.
from videodb import play_stream

stream_url = video.add_subtitle()

🎨 Step 5: Customize Subtitle Style
Utilize VideoDB's Subtitle Styling feature to customize the appearance of your subtitles.
You can find details about VideoDB’s Subtitling release
from videodb import SubtitleStyle

stream_url = video.add_subtitle(

👁️‍🗨️ Step 6: Preview and Share
Preview your video with enhanced subtitles to ensure they align with your vision. Share your video with others to showcase the improved captioning.
from videodb import play_stream
Voila! Your video is now complete with well styled and accurate subtitles. Stream the complete experiment output
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⭐️ Conclusion:

With VideoDB's spoken word indexing and , you can elevate the quality of captions in your videos, providing viewers with a more immersive and accurate viewing experience. Experiment with different styles and settings to tailor subtitles to your content and engage your audience effectively.
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