YouTube launches a multi-language audio feature for dubbing videos, previously tested by MrBeast

The Korean-language Netflix series “Squid Game” became one of the streaming service’s most popular shows of all time, thanks to the worthiness to subtitle or dub episodes in the viewer’s own language. Now, similar technology is coming to YouTube for the broader creator economy. YouTube announced today it’s rolling out support for multi-language audio tracks, which will indulge creators to add dubbing to their new and existing videos, helping them to reach an international audience.

The full-length doesn’t only goody creators who may be worldly-wise to connect with a broader audience, it moreover aids YouTube itself as it expands the reach of the videos on its platform.

The visitor says the technology to support multi-language audio tracks was built in-house at YouTube, but creators will need to partner directly with third-party dubbing providers to create their audio tracks. Once uploaded, viewers will be worldly-wise to pick a variegated audio track from the same menu where they currently are worldly-wise to retread other settings like subtitles or audio quality. It’s up to the creator to segregate which other language they want to support.

Image Credits: YouTube/MrBeast

However, in early tests of the full-length YouTube ran with a small group of creators, the full-length had been used wideness increasingly than 3,500 videos uploaded in over 40 languages, YouTube says. Over 15% of the dubbed videos’ watch time came from viewers who were watching the video in a variegated language from the original recording, as of last month. YouTube moreover says that in January alone, viewers watched over 2 million hours of dubbed videos daily on its platform.

Initially, the full-length will be supported only on YouTube’s long-form content, but the visitor tells us it’s once testing the full-length on Shorts, as well.

With today’s launch, thousands increasingly creators vastitude the original test group will now proceeds wangle to the new functionality, we understand. The option to retread a video’s audio track, meanwhile, will be rolled out globally to all of YouTube, where it will be misogynist wideness desktop, mobile, tablets and TVs.

Well-known creator MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson) who has 130 million global subscribers, was among the early test group. He dubbed his 11 most popular videos in 11 languages to bring increasingly international viewers to his channel. In an interview with YouTube’s Creator Insider, Donaldson explained why the full-length was beneficial, noting it’s easier to upload multi-language audio tracks than to manage and maintain several separate foreign-language channels.

“It’s much easier to just run one waterworks than 12….you have to make 12 variegated thumbnails. You have to reply to comments on 12, upload on 12. It’s so much easier to have it in one inside place. And on top of that, it’s a lot simpler for the fans,” Donaldson said. “Whether you’re in Mexico…[or] in India, all the dubs are in one place, on one video, so it’s moreover just a lot simpler for people to understand.”

Eligible creators who are gaining wangle to the full-length will be notified with an invite offering them the endangerment to participate. Once they have access, they’ll be worldly-wise to use the new option in Creator Studio.

YouTube declined to share how it was determining which creators were eligible or how many would be invited in this initial expansion, saying only the number was in the “thousands.” It moreover didn’t say when the option would be widely misogynist to increasingly creators, but says it’s working toward that goal.


YouTube launches a multi-language audio full-length for dubbing videos, previously tested by MrBeast by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch