How to access or find transcript of a captioned YouTube video?
October 26, 2011 1:04 PM   Subscribe

Particularly for a YouTube interview that already has captioning, how can I (and you) save 10 minutes & just read the transcript file that the captioning is pulled from?

TED talks have an interactive transcript so you can just read the talk; does Youtube have something similar, that I'm overlooking? Or if someone creates a rough transcript, where's the place to put it where others can easily find it? (fyi, when googling, it seems if you don't quote the word "transcript", Google ignores it)
posted by ahaynes to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: You're looking to get a copy of the "captions" (which could be anything - additional notes, a plain transcription, or a translation of the text).

For this, I found YouTube closed-caption ripper (free online app). It works, as I tried with this video (Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms). It generates a SRT file, which you can open with many text readers.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:32 PM on October 26, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: flt, that worked great. Thank you.
posted by ahaynes at 8:45 PM on October 27, 2011

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