YouTube Video Transcripts are the text of what is said in the video. Transcription is one simplest way to create captions. Transcripts are more useful for videos that are not more than one hour long. Transcription of videos is easy if the sound quality of the video is good. The transcript file is usually in the same language that is spoken in the video.
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What are YouTube Video Transcripts?
Transcripts are text versions of the video content. The YouTube videos are overseen to create the transcript files. Timecodes are also added to find when the particular sentence spoken in the video easily. Transcription of a video file helps to provide specific information about the video content to Google so that the search engine knows what is there in the video and this is good for SEO. Create the Transcription file of a YouTube video, log into YouTube account and go to My Videos. Find the video and then the captions and subtitles file can be uploaded to YouTube.
How to Create the Transcript of a YouTube Video
To create a transcript of a YouTube file, the first thing to do is to type what the text of what is there in the video. This text file saves in .txt file format. Notepad or TextEdit programs on the computer can work for this purpose. Start a new caption with the blank line. To designate the music, laughter or other sounds, use square brackets.
Uploading YouTube Video Transcripts Files
Subtitles and closed captions file contain the text that is spoken in the video and also the time codes for each line of text. Only the file formats supported by YouTube can upload. The basic file formats uploaded are the .srt, .sbv or .sub and .mpsub files. Make sure that the subtitles and closed captions file format supported. If the video and the transcript are in non-English language, choose the language you want to create. Now go to the Actions menu and click on Upload a File option. Also, choose the type of file. Go to Choose File now and then click on Upload. If any adjustments needed to the text makes them by using the editor and finally selects the Publish option.
Tools to Create YouTube Video Transcripts
InqScribe is a transcription software that runs on Mac or Windows systems. The hardware requirements are 32 GB hard disk space, 64 GB RAM and 1024 x 768 screen resolution. The YouTube videos can be played and the transcription can be typed in the same window. Timecodes can be inserted in the transcript.
SpeakerText is another software for YouTube video transcription. YouTube library can be connected with SpeakerText in simple steps and then the transcription can be done easily.
Transcribeme is another tool for YouTube video transcription. There is an audio player that is integrated with the text editor and both appear on the same screen. Transcribing YouTube videos is also much easier with transcriber. The YouTube link can be directly loaded.
Use Hypertranscribe software for converting YouTube video files. YouTube itself can create transcription file for an uploaded video. The YouTube video page should be opened in chrome. Click the CC button in the player. If the button is there a transcribed text file can be downloaded.
EasyTranscript is a free video transcription software which comes with timestamp and shorthand features. This is available as an installer and portable version. ClipFlair Studio is another free video transcription software that also helps in transcribing streaming online videos. Transana is another free video transcription software.