How to use sbv2txt – Youtube captions file convert to transcript

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Here is a quick tutorial on how to use sbv2txt to download the automatic Youtube captions, convert them to a text transcript, edit them, and then re-upload the edited transcription to make better captions.

Download sbv2txt here:

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Example command line:
python sbv2txt.py captions.sbv transcript.txt

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What is this?

It’s an easier way to add captions to your videos. First, download the auto-generated captions file as a “.sbv” file from Youtube. Then use sbv2txt as shown in the video to convert the captions file to a plain text transcript. Edit the transcription to correct errors and add capitals/punctuation. Then re-upload the transcript file and make Youtube sync up the timing automatically.

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