How to Download YouTube Subtitles

Subtitle helps to understand what is happening in the video. You may want to watch a movie, TV show or documentary, but you can barely understand any single conversation if the movie is in a foreign language. Having subtitles can help solving this issue. Finding appropriate subtitle in your desired language is a difficult task and lot more movie subtitles are not available for open download. But you can download subtitles from YouTube if the movie or video is available in YouTube and the subtitle is not embedded in it. But you may badly in need of the subtitle when watching online movies or videos in YouTube. Now we are going to introduce you some tools and websites to download YouTube subtitles. You can just go through the whole article to choose a preferable way to download YouTube subtitles.

Part 1: Download YouTube Subtitles along with the Video

If you want to download YouTube subtitles along with the videos, Wondershare AllMyTube for Mac can help. This program can download the captions and save to subtitle files to your computer during the process of video downloading. Want to have a try now? Let’s check it out.

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How to use Wondershare AllMyTube for Mac to download YouTube subtitles

Step 1.Install this YouTube subtitle downloader

Download this program and install on your Mac. Open it after installation and first have a quick scan of the program and get yourself familiarized.

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Step 2. Download YouTube videos with subtitles

Go to YouTube to find the videos you want. Click the video to play and make sure the videos are accompanied by subtitles. There are three ways to get the video and subtitle downloaded. You can just drag and drop the url of the video to the program and this program will start to work. The second way is through a Download button. Mouse over to the top right of the video and find a Download button. Click the button to start downloading the video and also the captions. You can also copy the url of the video and click the Paste URL button on the program to get the video and subtitle downloaded.

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Step 3. Convert YouTube Videos (optional)

If you want to play the video on your portable devices, you may need to convert the video first. Go to the Downloaded library and click the Convert button on the right of the video item. Choose a format you need and click OK to start converting. Then you can manually copy the video and also the subtitle to the portable device. If the video player on the portable device can play subtitles, then you can enjoy your videos with subtitles.

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Part 2: Other Tools to Help you Download YouTube Subtitles Online

There are also ways or tools to get the YouTube subtitles online downloaded. The tools list below are some of the most compatible, easy and reliable tools to help you download YouTube subtitles.

1. Subtitle Downloader

The best way to download YouTube subtitles is to download subtitles with the help of an online tool without the need to download any application. Subtitle Downloader is one of its kinds. It is a free online tool that uses Google services to extract close captions (also automatic captions) or subtitles from YouTube videos. Subtitle Downloader extract subtitles captions of YouTube videos in srt format.


2. Keepsubs

Keepsubs offers services to download closed caption streaming subtitles from YouTube, ViKi, Crunchyroll and many more. You just need to enter the video URL and press download. The available subtitle language of that video will be shown. You can choose one or more subtitles to download.


3. Yt Subs Download Tool

With Yt subs download tool, you can easily download closed captions as subtitles in the form of text or SRT. Closed captions let you add subtitles automatically in video. Yt subs download tool use this feature to read everything said in the video. However, this tool can only extract subtitle from videos that's length is less than 30 minutes.


4. Google2SRT

Google2SRT is a free tool, available online, that can download Closed Caption (CC or not embedded) subtitles from YouTube or Google videos (available in YouTube) and convert them to standard subtitle format SRT. This subtitle format is mostly supported by mostly used video players such as KMPlayer, VLC media player, etc. Download the Google2SRT from This is a java powered program, so you need to pre-install java to run the program.


5. GreaseMonkey

The shortest and easiest way to download YouTube subtitles is using GreaseMonkey. It’s an add-on service of the most common web browser Mozilla Firefox. Download and install the GreaseMonkey from the add-on Directory of Firefox and then install the Script. Now Restart Firefox and visit any YouTube video page. You will find two drop down menu “Select Caption Format” and “Download Caption” next to the Title of the video. Select format and Download your desired subtitle. Google Chrome has a similar add-on called as TamperMonkey.


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Google2SRT 0.7, a new version, has just been released. It allows to download subtitles from multiple videos at once (list of video URL in a text file).
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