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Transcribe YouTube Videos in Form of Text Files.

Transcribe YouTube Videos: Today we’re going to Transcribe YouTube videos into text form, Like converting video’s to written text. Yes that’s possible and easy. You can fetch your favorite music lyrics or any lectures that might help you in studies. If your hiring someone for this job to Transcribe lectures from YouTube into text form then you should try this method.

You can still hire people from Fiverr to complete this task. When you upload a video to YouTube, it will automatically produce subtitles and captions for that video. that are shown in the video player when the viewer hits the CC (see screenshot).

Let’s Get Started!

  1. Open YouTube video that your going to convert.
  2. Open Developer Tools and Console For Mac (OPT+CMD+J) Windows (F12).
  3. Look for the CC button in the player. If it exists, the transcribed audio can be downloaded as text.
  4. Paste the following code in console and press enter.

if(yt.config_.TTS_URL.length) window.location.href=yt.config_.TTS_URL+"&kind=asr&fmt=srv1&lang=en"

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Download the audio transcription from YouTube as text


Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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