TranscriptSnagger for YouTube

Automatically downloads text transcripts from YouTube closed captions
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Windows Requirements: Windows 7 through Current Windows 10 + QuickTime 7
Mac Requirements: Mac OSX 10.6 through Current 10.11.6 + QuickTime 7


  • Please note that you will need an Internet connection to use TranscriptSnagger as it will need to go to the YouTube site to retrieve the data.
  • It cannot magically create transcripts if no closed captions have been uploaded for your video. It uses the published closed caption tracks for each language to create the transcripts.
  • Saving the transcripts as Line-by-line, and including Timecode will allow you to import the transcript into MovieCaptioner as Text in Line Form where you can export as many other caption formats.


Need to get transcripts of a YouTube video in any available language? It's as easy as 1-2-3 with TranscriptSnagger!

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Just paste in the URL of the YouTube video and click the Search button. It will go out and find all the available closed caption tracks for that video and display them in the list. Choose one or more of the provided languages, then choose the format of how you want your transcripts. You can either have them as text in paragraph form or line-by-line, with or without timecode. Then click the Download Transcript(s) button and it will save each language as a separate transcript. It's that easy! sample of a transcript from TranscriptSnagger