YouTube: Working with Auto-generated Transcripts

Finding the Transcript Feature

Youtube has a hidden transcript feature.  Click on the 3 dots to the lower right of the video:

  • above the “Subscribe” button and
  • to the right of the “Save” button


Transcript Button

When you click on the 3 dots, click “Open Transcript” it will pull up the Transcript to the right of the video.


Download Transcripts

These transcripts can be downloaded with a python program:

youtube-dl –skip-download –write-auto-sub


Cleanup Transcripts

There is a site that provides a nice UI to make it easier to cleanup the generated transcript.


Parse VVT Formatted Transcripts

The vtt format can be parsed by the python program:

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