Download YouTube Captions?

Let’s say you watched the “Thank You Notes” with Jim Fallon (https://youtu.be/_n_78kduHrI) for example and you want to transcribe what he says.

Fortunately, the video has closed captions and there’s also an interactive transcript so the good news is that you can download the captions file by copying pasting the following URL into your address bar and replacing the Video_ID below with Jim Fallon’s video ID:

http://video.google.com/timedtext?lang=en&v=VIDEO_ID,

Then replace VIDEO_ID with the ID of the YouTube video. (The Video ID in this example is: _n_78kduHrI)

When you replace the ID you’ll have an XML file and you can extract plain text by removing all the tags: just Right-click on the page, select “view source”, copy all the text and paste it on this page.

BaBoom!

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