How To Download Subtitles and Closed Captions from YouTube as SRT Subtitles

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In this video, I’m going to show you how to download Subtitles and Closed Captions from YouTube as SRT subtitles.

You’ll need the following;

  1. A YouTube video with subtitles or cc you want to download
  2. Google2SRT –
  3. Net Framework (Windows)


In this video, I’m going to show you how to download Subtitles and Closed Captions from YouTube as SRT subtitles.

Hi, my name is David and if this is your first time, kindly consider subscribing.

For the purposes of this video, we are going to be using my video on – “how to easily download youtube subtitles as transcripts”.

And the reason is this particular video has subtitles and closed captions.

So if I click on the Settings icon, you’ll see that I have 11 tracks in the subtitles and CC area.

And the default is the English one. And I have Arabic, English, French, German, it, etc.

So that’s the reason why I’m going to be using this video as the sample.

And the application we’re going to be using is Google2SRT.

And the reason why we’re going to be using this application is because it can help you download, save and convert multiple subtitles from YouTube videos.

The second reason is that it’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

So although I’m using a Windows version, this same process can be replicated on those particular operating systems.

By any chance if you’re using Windows, and you’re prompted to install NET Framework, then all you need to do is just search for it and install the version that you’re recommended to use.

So without any further ado, let’s just go and download these particular subtitles that we’ve seen from this particular video.

So first off, you need to copy this URL, and the URL is this just right click and copy.

And I believe you can still copy it from somewhere here.

Let’s say share.

And there’s an option to copy, you can just copy it from here, if you’ve not copied it from the URL up there.

So once you do that, what we’re going to do is we’re going to open up Google2SRT, and here it is just open it up.

And I’ll just minimize this.

And once I minimize that, what we need to do here is that we have two options.

And the version I’m using is Google2SRT 0.7.8, we have the option to use a web URL link, or URL list.

And this works well, especially when you have let’s say maybe a YouTube playlist, or when you have a lot of links, and you don’t want to keep copying a single URL at any one time.

So you can create a notepad file and just drop in copy and paste your URLs inside that particular notepad file, and then use this particular option.

But for the purposes of this video, we are assuming that we are working with only one video.

So you just click on web, and then come here to Google subtitles, and then right click or Ctrl V to paste and you’re going to paste in your URL.

Once you do this, you’ll need to click on read.

And what this is going to happen is that Google2SRT will read the list or the tracks that are available for that particular video, the subtitle tracks.

And it’s going to read everything out for you.

And once you see all these available, you can either select the particular file that you want, or all of them so I’ll just click on all.

And once I click on All, all I need to do is go to the Browse option so that I can save the folders in the folder that I need.

So for your purposes, you might need to save them on the desktop.

But for this video, I already have a folder ready for that.

And I’ll just say I want that to be in that particular folder, click on Save.

And once I do that, click on Go.

Once I click on Go, it’s going to convert these particular tracks into the particular subtitles that we need.

That is SRT subtitles, click on Go.

And you’ll see converting to SRT format – 11 of 11 conversion finished.

So if I click on OK.

And navigate to the folder with that particular subtitles, let’s just pull it up.

Here they are.

And you can see with a particular extensions for the different languages- so the English version.

We can see the French version.

We can see let’s say the Japanese.

So potentially what it helps you is it helps you download the subtitles and captions from YouTube as SRT that is SubRip subtitles, which is free, fast and easy.

And I hope this video is going to be beneficial to you.

Kindly give it a thumbs up if it’s something that you think you’re going to be using.

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Until next time, stay safe.

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