How to Download Subtitles From YouTube

Many videos on YouTube contain subtitiles on different languages and if you would like to download such video, probably you will need to download subtitiles too. You can download simple subtitiles as well as transcribed with 4K Video Downloader. As a result, you obtain srt. file supported by most of modern video players. Please, follow few simple steps to download the video with subtitles from YouTube.

Step 1: Download and Install the 4K Video Downloader

Download and install the 4K Video Downloader application from the download page. It's available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

Step 2: Copy the Video Link From the Browser.

Copy the YouTube video link from your address bar in the browser.

Step 3: Press "Paste Url" Button in 4K Video Downloader Application.

Press "Paste Url" button in 4K Video Downloader application.

Step 4: Choose the Quality of Video and Subtitles Language.

Choose the quality of video, specify that you want to download subtitles and select a language. After that, click "Download".

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    43 Discussions

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    ardwork11

    3 hours ago

    DownSub.com is the easiest way to download YouTube subtitles. WonderFox Free HD Video Converter can download YouTube videos easily.

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    craque

    2 years ago

    I made a tool on my website that downloads YouTube closed caption
    data from videos and exports them to common formats. No need to download
    any software, free, no limits, no ads. There's even an API available
    for the programmers.

    It just pains me to see people installing bloated, ad-ridden, bundled software for no real reason.

    http://www.nitrxgen.net/youtube_cc_info/

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    BurhanGcraque

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    This Tool is AWESOME !

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    С.Кcraque

    Reply 1 year ago

    YOU JUST ROCK !!!

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    morjaxcraque

    Reply 2 years ago

    Is there a way to extract the **automatically** generated closed captions for a video?

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    JuliaW54morjax

    Reply 1 year ago

    I found this working with Softorino YouTube Converter. The tool downloads videos to iPhone and also a computer, and also fetches the subtitles if you specify this in settings.
    Look it up in Google :)

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    craquemorjax

    Reply 1 year ago

    Not using my tool, sadly, and I apologise for not adding that feature. I did plan to add that feature but it adds a big layer of complexity to the whole thing and I got busy with other projects. It's basically a whole different tool required for automatically generated captions. I didn't think it would be so popular, so I may look into it at some point! I'll reply if I ever get around to doing it.

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    RanR1craque

    Reply 1 year ago

    hi, i tried to go to your website and it seems like the website is down?

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    freakqnccraque

    Reply 1 year ago

    I tried it with CxE56Aqj7yE YT ID and did not work (no matter the extension I used for the file to generate).

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    craquefreakqnc

    Reply 1 year ago

    Heya. I tested it with the video ID you gave me, it does work, though there are only Italian subtitles available for that one (note that you should submit a full video URL to the form, not just the ID; maybe I'll change that at some point). This tool only shows you what data YouTube provides, it won't provide the captions in English if there are none provided for example.

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    freakqnccraque

    Reply 1 year ago

    Odd... when I did it wouldn't work. Now it does. Well all is well that ends well ;) Thanks!

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    craquefreakqnc

    Reply 1 year ago

    Strange! I haven't changed anything at all. Maybe information on YouTube's side changed (privacy settings, no captions available, etc.). That's all I can think of. Glad it works now.

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    ballayercraque

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you a lot!! it is awesome !!

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    ŁukaszDcraque

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you! :D

    You should make your own instructable here. I needed that to translate captions to my language but was worried about that 4K software as it looks like it contains malware/adware.

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    quetzalcoatl420ŁukaszD

    Reply 2 years ago

    Eh.. I use 4K Video Downloader for a long time, for subtitles downloading in particular and can say for sure it has no malware/adware. Install a good antivirus program and check for yourself. There is also a proof on VirusTotal, the last version that was uploaded to the site (4.1) is checked there by quite a number of popular (and not so much) antiviruses:

    https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/1394f19ca6daddde...

    The info is relevant - the last time the program was checked 10 hours ago (!).

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    SunTcraque

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanx!!! you've done a really nice job. Very usefull for geting videos into classroom where video's native language is not the classroom's one.

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    lindafitrianicraque

    Reply 2 years ago

    Awesome.... A big thank you!!! it is very easy...

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    PatP58

    4 months ago

    I already have a program that will download YTvideos. Why do I have to install ANOTHER piece of software?? This makes NO sense at all. I get enough ads as it is -- I really am not interested in seeing more!

    Get with it people!!!

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    Stayxox

    1 year ago

    Hi, i've downloaded this onto mac. I can turn the youtube vid into a MP3 or MPEG movie, but I can't get it to download the subtitles? I have turned on Smart Mode and clicked the subtitles box. What should I do? i'm trying to download German subtitles so that I can copy them into google translate and see what comes up - is this possible?! Thanks!!