How to Download YouTube Subtitles/Captions/Transcript to SRT/Text
YouTube boasts very many videos including a lot of varieties, for instance, movies, tutorials, and speeches, etc. The best part is that you can share and download those resources totally free. And when you download YouTube videos, very often you need to acquire the video subtitles as separate SST or SRT file for further studying or editing. That is the problem as normally, you can't directly download subtitles from YouTube. Now what? Please sit down with me for a sec. We are going to introduce an easy video editor with a robust built-in subtitle extract engine with which you can download YouTube subtitles in just a few clicks.
As for the output result, it could be SRT file which goes compatible with almost all the video players in recent years or an ASS file which is more complicated and implements rich subtitle functions including set size and position of different subtitle data, dynamic text, watermark, etc. If the YouTube video comes with multiple subtitle tracks, VideoProc will list up the detailed language information for you to easily download the YouTube subtitle in the needed language.
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Method 1: Download Subtitles in SRT/ASS from YouTube using VideoProc
Step 1: Launch VideoProc
Hit Downloader > Add Video. Now you come to the Recorder panel of VideoProc.
Step 2: Analyze Video Information
Paste the YouTube URL to VideoProc analysis box and tap Analyze. Then select the desired output property from the available YouTube video resolution, format and size information listed up.The information of this video is now been analyzing by VideoProc and it will be displayed in seconds.
Step 3: Select the Target Subtitle Language
Click Search and choose the language you need, including English, Japanese, German, Turkish, etc. Select the needed subtitle language.
Step 4: Download YouTube Videos with Subtitles
Click Done > Browse to choose the video/audio output folder, and then click download. The output folder will pop up once it finishes downloading.
Step 5: Import the Downloaded YouTube Video to VideoProc
Click Back and then hit Video. There you click +Video to import the downloaded video.
Step 6: Download Subtitles from YouTube Video
Click Export Subtitle, and there you can choose the export it as an SRT or SST file. Click Done and then hit Run. You will acquire the subtitles in seconds.
Tip: You can reset the start and end time of your video to download subtitles of the specific duration.
Special Case: Download Videos with CC Tag from YouTube using VideoProc
CC subtitles (aka closed captions) are the transcription of a YouTube video including descriptions of sounds like applause, background music, audio effects, and, of course, dialogues. YouTube videos with English subtitles definitely function as an aid to foreign language learners and people who are hard of hearing. Here VideoProc continues helping you download YouTube videos with closed captions.
Step 1: Open Video on YouTube and Enable CC
Step 2: Go to the Record function of VideoProc and Take Parameter Settings
Step 3: Adjust the Crop Frame – Record Only Frames inside the Surrounding
Click Screen > Crop, and then you can drag the blue surrounding box to adjust the area of recording frames. Or you can type in width and height information aside on Crop in VideoProc.
Step 4: Start to Record YouTube and Save with CC
Method 2: Download Subtitles from YouTube via Online Tools
The methods of YouTube subtitles downloading above all involve YouTube video downloading. If you have already had this video file in your local computer and just want a subtitle file in TXT or SRT format, online subtitle downloader SaveSubs is worth a shot.
Step 1: Paste the URL of a YouTube Video to SaveSubs. And hit the button of Extract&Download.
Step 2: Go to English subtitle, and choose a format, SRT or TXT. Then it starts downloading.
Tips:You can scroll down to download dual subtitles or translated subtitles (by Google Translate) in SRT format.
Step 3: Open and check the subtitle file downloaded online.
Method 3: Download YouTube Subtitles Directly within YouTube
Another quick way to download YouTube captions to text can be done within YouTube. But this method is only available when there are subtitles auto-generated by YTB or closed captions uploaded by the YouTuber. Otherwise, you cannot find the Open Transcript option in the tutorial.
Step 1: Open a video on YouTube.
Step 2: Open the transcropt of the YouTube video.
Click the 3-dot icon under the playback window. And hit Open transcript. Then you can find the transcript beside the video. You can toggle the timestamps to copy a pure text.
Step 3: Select them all and copy the transcript as a text.
Most online YouTube subtitle downloaders save YouTube subtitles solely. If you want both YouTube videos and subtitles, multifunctional desktop software VideoProc extractly meets your needs. It saves files from more than 1000+ video sites and extract multilingual subtitles in SRT or ASS format in just a few clicks.
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Disclaimer: We do not advocate downloading or converting authorized or copy-protected media content. Any commercial or illegal use of YouTube subtitles and videos is strictly forbidden.