How to Enable Subtitles/Closed Captions on YouTube | Transcript

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How To Enable Autogenerate Captions/Subtitles On YouTube Videos

Do you want to enable Subtitles/Closed Captions (CC) on YouTube videos and save YouTube video Transcript to your computer? You’re in the right place. In this tutorial, I will guide you step-by-step on how to do.

There are two types of captions on YouTube (1) Captions/Subtitles that a video creator manually creates and uploads (2) Auto-generated captions that YouTube automatically generates for you by detecting the language of video. YouTube claims that the auto-generated captions have 95% accuracy rate. The audio quality should be good and accents should be clear.

Following topics will be covered in this post:

  1. How to Enable Subtitles/Closed Captions (CC), and Auto-Generated Captions on YouTube
  2. How to Save the Transcript of YouTube Video to Your Computer

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01. How to Enable Subtitles/Closed Captions (CC), & Auto-Generated Captions on YouTube

In this section, I will guide you on how to enable Subtitles/Closed Captions (CC), and Auto-generated Captions on YouTube videos.

  • First of all Sign In to YouTube with your Gmail ID.
  • Click on the Notifications (Bell icon) located at the top-right corner.
Click on the Notifications (Bell icon) located on the top-right corner.
  • Click on the Settings icon.
Click on the Settings icon.
  • Click on the Playback and performance tab.
  • Go to “Subtitles and Closed Captions” and tick the options Always show captions and Include auto-generated captions (when available).
Click on the Playback and performance tab. Go to "Subtitles and Closed Captions" and tick the options Always show captions and Include auto-generated captions (when available).
  • Now open a video on YouTube and click on the CC Icon to make the subtitles/captions visible, as shown below.
Now open a video on YouTube and click on the CC Icon to make the subtitles/captions visible

02. How to Save the Transcript of YouTube Video to Your Computer

In this section, I will guide you step-by-step on how to save the Transcript of YouTube video to your computer.

  • To open the Transcript of a YouTube video click on the Three Horizontal Dots located just below the Title.
  • Click on the Show transcript.
  • You can see the Transcript of video with timestamps.
  • To remove the timestamps click on the Three Vertical Dots.
  • Click the Toggle Timestamps.
To remove the timestamps click on the Three Vertical Dots. Click the Toggle Timestamps.
  • Select the text of the Transcript using your mouse.
  • Right click on the selected text & click on the Copy.
  • Paste the Transcript text on Transcription Editor, MS Word, Notepad or WordPad.
Select the text of the Transcript using your mouse. Right click on the selected text & click on the Copy.

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