Is it possible to upload one video on YouTube, and have multiple soundtracks for it? Much like one can choose the subtitles, can one make several language-specific voice-overs for the same, say, screen-cast?

If that feature is not present on YouTube, are there calls or plans for it? What other services may have this implemented?

  • Any update on this?
    – poetyi
    Jan 12 '20 at 19:20
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    @pnz Yes. Read this article. Assassin's Creed Valhalla trailer uses this feature.
    – VidathD
    Feb 28 at 7:43

When uploading to YouTube: no (for now...)
Your audio needs to be premixed into one stereo (or mono) channel.

When using YouTube's online video editor: yes, but you are limited to voice-over and music tracks

For more info: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=183851
(see point 4. adding audio)

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    Talking about online editor, not really a “yes”, is it? While one can add voice-over before publishing, it does not allow for the two different sound tracks to be chosen from for the same video.
    – theUg
    Dec 24 '12 at 17:25
  • Hence, my "limited" remark
    – user2995
    Dec 24 '12 at 19:20
  • That's still not giving the viewer a choice of audio track.
    – Ken Sharp
    Dec 4 '17 at 13:40
  • just a test comment to follow post
    – poetyi
    Jan 12 '20 at 20:34

As of now, Youtube doesn't allow multiple soundtracks other than adding a music-track. So you'll need to create multiple videos with voice-over for different languages. Thankfully however this is already automated using a bash script.

Demo Video with Automatic voice-over translation from SRT subtitles using eSpeak
VoiceOver Script Version 0.3 to convert Subtitle file to Audio Track using eSpeak

This solution works on Linux but I guess one can use Ubuntu Linux as a VM using virtualbox on windows.

  • Doesn't work. I'm guessing the API has changed.
    – Ken Sharp
    Dec 4 '17 at 13:57

here watch this video, here in settings there are different languages in which you may select of your choice.

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    While this does indicate the answer (which is yes) it doesn't really provide any useful info to the OP, unlike the other answers. Sadly they may well be outdated now.
    – Dr Mayhem
    Sep 6 '15 at 21:33
  • What are you talking about? What settings? There are no language settings for videos other than subtitles.
    – Ken Sharp
    Dec 4 '17 at 13:59
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    Indeed, the answer is actually "no".
    – mcont
    Jan 16 '18 at 20:22
  • Apparently incorrect answers should not be removed...
    – Ken Sharp
    Mar 3 '20 at 8:59

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