Youtube is a powerful tool in 2020. With videos on almost any topic, you can learn as well as entertain yourself 24/7 with just a single click of a button on your mobile or PC. Youtube has many inbuilt features that make it easy and simple to understand and use. Many people don’t know but youtube has its own Video Transcription service and you can transcribe any video for free using this feature.
You can use the Transcribed Youtube video for many reasons like SEO, Get an insight into the video, Read the transcribed text in your language, etc.
It’s really easy to transcribe a Youtube video, Below we are listing a few such ways using which you can easily transcribe any youtube video.
Transcribe Youtube Videos
There are tons of services available that will help you to transcribe any Youtube video and get a full text of that video. Below is a list of such methods.
#1. Use Youtube’s Default Transcribe Feature
As we have already said, Youtube provides its own Video Transcription option, and most of the Youtube videos are automatically translated using Google’s Speech Recognition technology. There are chances that the owner of the video has already transcribed the video and you can also get the auto-generated Transcript from youtube. Here is a way to do it properly.
Step #1: Go to Youtube and click on the video of your choice.
Step #2: Click on the three dots below the video and select the “Open Transcript” option.
Step #3: Select the language of your choice from the list of given languages.
Step #4: Finally select all the transcript text from the right pane and Copy it.
Step #5: Paste it into any text editor of your choice and your Youtube Transcript is ready to use.
Method #2: Using Online Youtube Video Transcription services
If you want more options and control over the Transcript then you can always opt-in for paid services. There are many websites and software’s available where you can simply paste the youtube Video URL and get a full transcript in return.
These services will not only help you to Transcribe a Video, but they will make sure that the text script you are getting is valuable and has a perfect word-to-word conversion. DIYCaptions is one such website where you can transcribe your videos.
Here is how you can easily transcript an Youtube video using DIYCaptions.
Step 1: Copy the Youtube video URL which you want to transcribe and go to diycaptions.com, Paste the URL in the text box.
Step 2: Click on the “Select Action” button, You will see 4 different options, select any appropriate option to continue. For this tutorial, we will just click on the first option and proceed forward.
Step 3: Click on the Language name under the video, on the next screen you will see that the captions for the given video are generated and you can download it now. Here you will see two options, Either you can copy the captions and paste it in any text editor of your choice, or you can even get the .srt data with a timestamp for each line.
That’s it! Now you can get a video transcript and its timestamp with the help of DIYCaptions.
Our next method is for people who want AI-Generated Transcript which is more accurate than Youtube’s default transcript and DIYCaptions. However, the process is quite lengthy and it will take more time than the above two methods. Continue reading the next method to know how you can generate more accurate Transcripts for Youtube videos.
Method #3: Using Speech-to-text Software
This method is unique and requires a lot of time, but if done correctly, the method will help you to transcript your Youtube video more accurately. For this method to work, we will first download the audio file of the video and then upload it on a Speech-to-text website to transcript the audio.
Here is how to do it properly:
Download Youtube Video to MP3
First, you have to download the MP3 file of the Youtube video that you want to transcript. You can use websites like ytmp3 to convert your video from youtube to MP3.
Upload the audio file on a Speech-to-text Converter’s website
Once you download the MP3 file for the video you want to convert, the next step is to upload it on a Speech-to-text website. For this tutorial, we are going to use IBM’s Speech to Text website. We are taking this website because it offers you more accurate results than other competitors and it is free to use.
Click on this link to visit the website, Scroll down till you see “Try Speech to Text with this demo app”. You will see an “upload audio file” button. Click on that button and select the file you have just downloaded. As soon as you upload a file, it will start playing the audio in the background while showing you the generated transcript of the Youtube audio File in the text field.
Method #4: Use a Third-party Transcribe service
There are many Youtube Transcription service available for cheap which can provide you with High-Quality Youtube Transcript. also this is one of the easiest options available. it offers you Quality, Speed, and accuracy while converting your Video to text.
You can find many Transcriptions services online or on Fiverr, you can get an hour worth of video transcripted for as low as $5.
Most of the times you will find that the Auto-generated captions by Youtube are more accurate and you can use them as they are, However, many times due to restrictions, you won’t be able to auto-generate the captions and thus you can use other methods such as DIYCaptions or Speech-to-text services to Transcribe the Video.
If you are looking for an easy, Quick and accurate option then we suggest you to visit websites such as fiverr to get an expert to do the job for you.