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Mobile app idea #69: YouTube Video Re-caption

Updated: Feb 9, 2021

YouTube has become an immense resource for us. We have become reliant on the videos of how-to more than ever before.

But one problem I see is that even though the internet has made access to videos much easier, it still has barriers. One of the barriers I am speaking of is language.

Although most official videos have subtitles and are available in many languages. But most of the videos are that we watch today are user-made videos. And they are in the native language of the maker.

Unbeknownst to us, these videos could spark the needed inspiration for a breakthrough. But because of this barrier, we would never know.

So how do we over this barrier?

The idea is to build a web and mobile application that lets you re-caption any video in another language.

You would give it the URL of the video and select the language you want and it will re-caption that video on demand.

The way it works is as follows:

First, the app would extract the audio from the video stream.

Second, it would use the Speech-To-Text to convert the audio into text.

Third, it would use Google Translate to translate the text into the language of choice.

Fourth, it would refine the text with Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithm.

Finally, it would re-sync the new caption back to the video.

So with this app, you could remove the language barrier in an instant.

Wouldn't you agree, this app could broaden your horizon even further?

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