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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rip Subtitles from YouTube (and Google Video)

Rip Subtitles from YouTube (and Google Video)

Today I needed to extract some subtitles from a cute video I found on YouTube, and I tracked down this piece of software that lets you do it.

It's a very simple program, but it does the job. Simply give it the URL of the target video, optionally give it a file-path to where you want the output SRT (subtitle) file to be saved, and hit Read. It will present you with a list of the subtitles it can find at that URL address. Check the subs you want, and hit GO. It will save them for you.

It saves the subs in SRT, which is a generic and well supported Subtitle format. In the case of most video players, if you name the SRT file exactly the same name as the video file, when opening the video in a media-player the program usually automatically detects the subs and enables them for you. (Or if your media-player doesn't, you should get a better one that does, like SMPlayer or VLC.)


  1. There is a much better way to get closed captions from Youtube pages just go to this site-

    There are instructions there but you won't really need them as it's simple.

  2. I've found this tool that does it all in one. Yt Subs tool

    1. Thank you! I will have to give that a try.