There are all kinds of videos on YouTube including movies, series, tutorials, vlogs 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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