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How To Get the Transcript of a YouTube Video

If you would like to have a play-by-play of the audio in a YouTube video, you can get a transcript of it. Transcripts can be useful if you are unable to listen to your favourite content creator, perhaps your are on the metro without your headphones. With a transcript you can understand what the video is about without listening to it. If you would like to find out how to download or generate a Youtube transcript, read on.


Note: Transcripts are only available for videos that have closed captioning.

Generate Transcript of a YouTube Video

Go to YouTube and open the video of your choice. Click on the More actions button (represented by 3 horizontal dots) located next to the Share button:

Now click on the Open Transcript option:

A transcript of the closed captions will automatically be generated:

Depending on the YouTube channel, and the video, the uploader may have written subtitles specifically for the video, if not they will be automatically generated. This results in an approximate transcript, with words and phrases occasionally incorrect.
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THXSSSSSS this helped so much

Thanks, not aware of this useful option.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time!

How easy this is..

Thanks a lot! Quick and very useful!!
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