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How To Extract Subtitles from YouTube Videos


On YouTube you can find all kinds of videos such as movies, series, tutorials, and music videos. Some of these videos have embedded subtitles that are part of the same video, while others have subtitles that are separate from it. It's possible to extract these subtitles, and in this article we will show you a few methods.



Embedded subtitles cannot be downloaded, but you can use an online service, such as DownSub, to download subtitles that are not embedded. For example, you can extract the subtitles of a documentary that is in another language and then join it to the downloaded video to present it in class.

Download Non-Embedded Subtitles from a YouTube Video with DownSub

Copy the YouTube video link, go to DownSub and paste the URL in the corresponding field. Click Download, and select the language in which you want to download the subtitles:



Choose the folder where you want to store the SRT file and click Save.

Download YouTube Videos with KeepVid

To download only the video, copy the URL of the YouTube video, open KeepVid, and paste the link in the corresponding field. Click Download and choose a video format. Select the folder where you want to store the video and click Save:


Play a Video with Non-Embedded Subtitles

If you still don't have VLC media player on your PC, download it and install it. Then, click on the Medium tab and select Open file . Find the video you downloaded and click Open . Next, click on the Subtitle tab and select Add subtitle file . Select the SRT file with the subtitles downloaded and click Open . The video with the subtitles will play.

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