View, Download Youtube Subtitles, Captions of Video Transcripts
There are a lot of youtube videos which comes with youtube captions (subtitles) or better called Transcripts. If you want to download youtube subtitles available for a video then here are some tips.
View, Download Youtube Video Subtitles, Captions
# Download Youtube Video Transcripts Captions
If you find a video with captions, you can download the captions file by going to this URL- http://video.google.com/timedtext?lang=en&v=VIDEO_ID, where you should replace VIDEO_ID with the ID of the YouTube video.
For Eg: I took this video (link) by Matt Cutts. The video id is WJ6CtBmaIQM, using it we get http://video.google.com/timedtext?lang=en&v=WJ6CtBmaIQM (link) which generates an XML file containing the caption transcript.
You can use it to create a subtitle (.srt) file or use an online tag remover like wordoff to extract only text from the xml file.
Here is the 1st few lines of the transcript : Today’s question comes from Brian, in Seattle, Washington. Brian asks, Many are talking about losses of traffic with longtail searches." And he points to a webmasterworld url. "I was wondering if you could give us an update on what is happening with Google right now? Caffeine update? Algorithm change? Temporary?" Ok, fantastic question! A lot of webmasters have been talking about it, so I’m glad I have a chance to address it.
# YouTube Subtitler (Link) – View Youtube Captions, Subtitles, Lyrics
You can view any youtube video with captions here as it displays it clearly as a paragraph beside the video (see pic). This useful web application uses a framework called Google App Engine, which also lets google users add subtitles and captions to any video.
This site hosts user contributed subtitles that can be used for providing captions and download youtube subtitles. Most of the popular videos are listed here, so you have any problem finding subtitles for any youtube video.
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