How to Quickly Download YouTube Captions and Subtitles as SRT or TXT Using SaveSubs

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In this video, I’ll show you how to quickly download YouTube Subtitles and Closed Captions as SRT or text files using SaveSubs.

How to Download YouTube Subtitles and Captions as SRT Subtitles or Text Using SaveSubs

  1. Copy URL of the YouTube Video with the Subtitles
  2. Paste URL in the text box in SaveSubs
  3. Click on Extract and Download.
  4. Download the YouTube SRT or Text file for your video.


In this video, I’ll show you how to quickly download YouTube Subtitles and Closed Captions as SRT or text files using SaveSubs.

Hi, my name is David and if this is your first time watching my videos, and you get value from the content that you watch, kindly consider liking the video and sharing it with your friends so that we can all learn together.

I’ve done a couple of videos on downloading YouTube subtitles on this channel and I’ll put a couple of links to some of the videos so that you can check them out if you’re interested.

But one of the videos that I’ve done is on easily downloading YouTube subtitles as transcripts.

And this particular video really involved just using these three dots here and clicking on open transcript.

Once you do that, you can just hold at the start to the end and then copy this particular transcript.

That was what I can’s an easy way, but also cumbersome because you need to clean out this time codes, etc.

So let’s say you just wanted to download the SRT or even a text file of this particular transcript.

It’s pretty easy using SaveSubs.

And I’ve actually selected this video intentionally because it has multiple subtitles.

If I click on the gear icon, and we look at the subtitles, or CC, the about 12 subtitle tracks Arabic, English French, all the way to the English auto-generated that is auto generated by YouTube.

Because YouTube automatically transcribes your video into auto generated subtitles and closed captions.

So what we need to do is we just need to copy this particular URL for this particular video.

Just click on share, copy, and then we’ll go to

And this is a pretty awesome website.

So if you’ve not checked out my tutorial on how to download Facebook captions, and subtitles using SaveSubs, it’s also available and the process is almost similar.

It’s just the URL and all that.

So we’ll need to enter the YouTube URL I just copied inside here.

And then I’ll just press on Ctrl V to paste and once I click on extract and download using a script on this particular website–SaveSubs, it’s going to extract and download our subtitles.

Let’s just click on that.

Another awesome thing is that I using SaveSubs… SaveSub automatically or downloads the video as well.

So you can download youtube videos using SaveSubs, as well as the SRT on all the text files that correspond to this particular video.

So as you’ve seen, I have a couple of subtitles– Arabic, all the way to Spanish.

So let’s say we wanted to download the English version, the SRT subtitles, just click on that.

And it’s going to automatically download onto your computer once you click on that.

So if I just click on it, here it is it’s open. That’s an SRT subtitle file.

What if we wanted to download the text transcript, just click on text.

And then if we open this is the Arabic version, so you can see how everything looks.

But let’s say we just don’t know the English version.

Let’s click on that –just open.

And here’s the English version.

And you can appreciate that the time codes and the numbering from the SRT subtitle files have actually been stripped off.

One thing that I’d be happy to see with this particular option is that I wish that it was possible to just download all the subtitles available like in a zip file, or something of the sort.

That would be really, really awesome.

But it’s good that you can download the video and that they also support downloading auto-generated subtitles from YouTube.

That’s pretty awesome.

Finally, once you download a subtitle, a new tab is created called “My Files”.

And here you will find all the subtitle files that you’ve downloaded.

So always make sure that you come and check here. And if you want to clear your files, you can just clear all your files. So that’s it for this video.

And that is how you can quickly download youtube Subtitles and Closed Captions as SRT or text files using SaveSubs.

I hope this video has been no value.

And until next time, stay safe and never stop learning.

Thank you so much for watching this video.

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