Download Subtitles From Youtube, Facebook, Viki, Dailymotion & More



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Any of the forthcoming methods should begin with these brief steps, since it is universal & will help lớn avoid typical errors.

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1. Chechồng for subtitles in video. Before you try khổng lồ tải về YouTube subtitles, make sure they are available. To bởi vì this, check if the “CC” button is available at the bottom under a Clip. The absence of it means that it will be impossible lớn get subtitles.


2. Copy the page URL. Select the full page URL, then right-cliông xã it và choose Copy.


3. Select a method for captioning from our list. We have selected the best services, programs và tips lớn get subtitles.

Option 1. Web services.

Take DVDVideoSoft as an example. This is an easy-to-use service that only requires the YouTube links. It has two key advantages: compatibility with most popular browsers, & the ability lớn select edit subtitles before downloading. Here is how lớn use DVDVideoSoft khổng lồ download YouTube subtitles:

1. Copy và paste (insert) a links to lớn a video clip from YouTube.


2. Cliông chồng Download and wait for it lớn finish.


3. Use the Preview field at the bottom lớn kiểm tra the received text.


4. To change the language, cliông chồng the corresponding box below. Next to it is the Interval section, allowing lớn get subtitles for a specific time frame in a đoạn phim. Please note that for one tải về you can only phối one interval.


5. Override timestamps settings, if necessary. There are 3 options available: Remove timestamps (without it), Original timestamps (displays all timestamps for all phrases), Custom timestamps only (displays timestamps only at a specified interval, for example, every 2 minutes).

6. Select a method for captioning. DVDVideoSoft has 3 ways lớn get subtitles: copy formatted text to the clipboard, download in TXT format, & tải về in SRT format. To select one of those, use the gray buttons at the end of the page.

Another online service for downloading subtitles is SaveSubs. Unfortunately, subtitle customization isn’t available, so timestamps will be present in a final file. The main advantage is the ability to lớn download subtitle translation (Google Translate) in just a couple of clicks. Here is how SaveSubs works:

1. Insert a YouTube đoạn phim URL into the target field. Then cliông chồng Extract & Download.


2. Scroll down and tải về the subtitles in a format of choice (SRT or TXT) using the Download Now button.


3. If you also want to receive subtitle translation, select the desired language và click Translate và Download in the translation tool.


Option 2. Special software.

If you’d like to lớn have sầu a permanent tool on a desktop, VideoProc is one of the options. It is a potent đoạn phim editing & converting application with lots of features, but let’s stay on topic. So, it can extract subtitle files (.srt or .ass) from videos that have sầu it embedded. chú ý that it can bởi vì this only for videos on a hard drive sầu, not YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook clips. Therefore, download a đoạn phim beforeh&. The process takes a few steps:

1. Download VideoProc for Windows or Mac, install và activate it. Launch it.

2. Go to lớn the YouTube Downloader section & Add Video. VideoProc will analyze đoạn phim info in a few seconds. Select subtitle language and clichồng Done to download a đoạn phim.


3. Choose the Video tab, upload your đoạn phim, then double-cliông chồng Export Subtitle in the toolbox on the bottom (Rotate, Tryên ổn, GIF, etc.).


4. Select subtitle format & cliông chồng Run (round xanh button in the bottom right corner). Now you see a file in a folder on your computer, which you may now use as you please. 


Google2SRT is an alternative, along with dozens of similar programs (VLC, SubDownloader, DVDVideoSoft, etc). It is a free utility that is quite functional, despite the fact that it is still in beta testing. In addition khổng lồ URLs, it also recognizes XML lists. It has 11 interface languages & an auto-translation feature. Unfortunately, the source file is available only in SRT format. So lớn download subtitles bởi vì the following:

1. Download the application using this links và install the program. If it shows the JRE error message, download and install Java.

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2. Launch Google2SRT, paste a URL in the Google Subtitles field & press Read.


3. Press Browse to select the thư mục khổng lồ save the subs to lớn. In the table with detected subtitles, toggle those subs you want lớn download và clichồng Go.


4. Open the selected thư mục lớn find a subtitle tệp tin.

Option 3. Download YouTube subtitles manually.

#1. Using YouTube feature (Transcript). In YouTube itself, there’s a way khổng lồ obtain text subtitles directly on the page of a certain video. It makes it easy khổng lồ get khổng lồ the subs source, but a bit difficult to lớn copy text. So here’s what you vì chưng.

1. On the page with đoạn phim, cliông chồng the button for advanced options. It is located in a row of additional buttons under the đoạn Clip and looks like three horizontal dots.


2. Cliông xã xuất hiện Transcript khổng lồ open a special window with subtitles on the right.


3. Click on the options button at the top to turn timestamps ON or OFF, and change the language (if necessary) in the lower left part of the window.

4. Select all text in the transcription window, as in a simple text document (left click).


5. Copy the text and paste it inlớn any document lớn save sầu afterwards.

#2. Using Chrome Developer tools. This method should be used only if all the previous ones were unsuccessful. It allows you khổng lồ get text subtitles, yet with more time & effort than with other methods. Also note that for correct results it is best khổng lồ open a đoạn phim in a new tab.

1. In Google Chrome, on the video clip page, press F12 to lớn open the developer tools.


2. Select the Network tab & clichồng khổng lồ enable subtitles (CC button).

3. In the table, find the line name beginning with “timedtext” and cliông xã on it khổng lồ display the hierarchy of subtitle elements.


4. Then in the elements hierarchy, open the Events section & select the subsection “0” and there select “segs” where the “0” subsection must be clicked. This will be the first line of subtitles, copy it inlớn a separate text document.


5. To get the next line, repeat step 4, changing only the subsection digit khổng lồ the next digit (0, 1, 2 …).


So, these were three basic ways lớn download subtitles from YouTube. None of them are, of course, ikhuyến mãi as they implement a work-around feature of sorts that isn’t provided by the YouTube creators. But they are definitely helpful to lớn those users who want lớn save subtitles for offline use. Watch a movie without sound, read the translation directly from the screen and train your pronunciation of other languages ​​with subtitles – goals could be different. Also, don’t forget that commercial use & distribution of videos may be a violation in your country.

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Vitaliy Shychenko

A leading software analyst in security, PC optimization và utilities.

Vitaliy Shychenko is engaged in a fully-fledged software research, performance testing, market research, business R&D. He explores interfaces for convenience and practicality for end-customers. Vitaliy is actively developing modern testing methods for antiviruses, anti-malware, đoạn Clip editors & converter apps, uninstallers, based on scientific analysis & the “level playing field” principle.

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