Let us imagine you watched a video on youtube and you want the text version of it. Or you have audio lectures and want to make it a pdf file or a text version of it. What will you do?
When you see a CC button on a youtube video, then it is enabled for Subtitles. Google allows you to view the subtitles in various languages.
How to Download Audio Transcriptions from Video Files :
1. Go to youtube.com/upload and upload your video file. If the file is an audio/mp3 file then you can use softwares like MovieMaker, Camtasia etc to convert it to a video file and then upload the video file to youtube.
2. Once the video is uploaded, it may not be immediately available for transcription. After the video is completely processed, if you can see the CC button on the video then it is ready to be transcribed as text.
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4. Once you hit Enter after pasting the above code, an XML file will be shown with the transcribed text. Now press Ctrl+S to save the webpage as .html file
5. Now Open the saved html file to view the transcription as plain text.
If you are not an uploader, you can transcribe the videos into text with the existing videos on youtube. Also, if you want the transcription in different languages like French or Spanish, then replace ‘en’ in the above code with ‘fr’ or ‘es’ respectively.
Try it on any youtube video now and leave comments if you like this post. Don’t forget to share it with your friends on your social networks.