Get instant access to YouTube's automatic captions. Transcribe/caption in DIY Captions, TranscriptionPad, Amara, or oTranscribe.
New: Also view YouTube's automatic captions as either plain text or in .srt format (with time tags).
DIY Captions is a web-based tool for easily correcting Google's machine transcriptions of spoken YouTube video content, known as "automatic captions" or "autogenerated captions." Corrected text can be downloaded as a .srt file or copied to the clipboard as plain text. A segmenting editor makes it easy to break up the text into the chunks that will be used in the captions.
From there, YouTube creators can upload the segmented transcripted to YouTube so that YouTube can automatically sync the text segments with the audio track of the video.
Third-party captioners can save segmented text as a .txt file and open it in captions editors such as
Captions saved in the Amara system can be viewed directly in YouTube using either the Subtitles for YouTube Chrome extension
or this Amara viewer page for YouTube videos:
In addition, this extension will let you open a YouTube video for captioning in Amara and for transcription in oTranscribe – as well as in the DIY Captions Transcription Pad.