How to Extract or Download Subtitles From a Wistia Video
10:15AM May 24, 2020
In this video, I'm going to show you how to extract or download subtitles or captions from a Wistia video.
And if you stick around to the end, I'm going to show you how to convert the subtitles into text.
Hi, my name is David, from Freelancerinsights.com where we believe you should never stop learning.
To begin, you need to have the Wistia video that you need to download subtitles to, it needs to have the subtitles or captions already added.
So I already have my video here from the Wistia website.
And all you need to do is that you just need to right click on a white space where there is nothing.
Just right click on it, and then click on Inspect.
It's an easy process, please follow along and it's not technical.
So it doesn't matter whether you have any technical knowledge, you can do this.
Just click on Inspect.
Once you click on Inspect, it's going to load a new page and this is the inspect page where you'll see the elements, the consoles and everything. But you don't need to do anything here.
Rather, all you need to do is just press Ctrl F. And once you press Ctrl F you'll need to find by string selector or XPath.
And this video is actually similar to a video I did on how to download Facebook captions. So you can also check that out.
But all you need to do inside these particular section is just once you press on Ctrl F, you just type the words captions.
So we can see the track that we need, we need this track and the track kind is captions. And the label is English. The source language is eng. That means English. And the source -this is the URL and this is the URL that we need that has the caption stream.
So we can just double click on it to highlight it.
And once it's highlighted, just press on Ctrl C to copy it and open a new tab and paste it.
Once you paste it, press Enter so that it's going to load the particular subtitle for you.
And this particular subtitle is a WebVTT, that is a Web Video Text Track.
And you can see the extension here is.vtt, which is a VTT subtitle.
And what you need to do here is just click inside this particular whitespace and just press Ctrl A.
And once you press Ctrl A, it's going to select all the information inside here, which we need and then right click on it and copy then open a note editing application that you love.
I'm going to use Notepad.
Now just open it up and press Ctrl V to paste the subtitles.
And once you do this, just come to File - Save as and you can save to your folder of choice.
I have my folder, how to extract or download subtitles from our Wistia video and I'll just see Wistia
which is subtitles
and I need to save type as all files, so that I can add the extension of dot VTT and then I need to select the encoding to be UTF-8 and then click on Save.
Now once I do that are finally saved, and simply you just finished downloading Wistia subtitles onto your desktop. Easy peasy.
Now if you're interested in converting these particular subtitles text, you will need an application like Subtitle Edit.
Now just open Subtitle Edit up and then navigate to the folder with a particular subtitles.
Click on Open and navigate to the folder with the subtitles that you want to convert to plain text and just open and subtitle edit is going to recognize this particular Subtitles as WebVTT and the encoding, the frame rate.
And if you can just look at this, I'll just move this to the side and select the source view you'll see that- I can just move up a little bit, you'll see that this is the same as this and forget the numbering, but this is source view.
And you can just see from the list, these are the numbers and all that just tell you where you are.
So to just convert this to text, you just come to file and move down to export.
And then select plain text.
And you'll get this preview and the export options.
So you can say you want module lines and all lines will be marched on brake lines.
You can do all kinds of things that you need.
If there was any styling, you can show the numbers you can show the time code.
It really depends on what you want.
Once you satisfied with the particular options Notice that you've set for your export, just click Save as and navigate to the folder where you want to save the text file.
And since it's the same folder, I'll just click on Save.
And that's it. Our file is saved into a folder of choice.
That's how you can easily download or extract subtitles from a Wistia video and convert the subtitles to text.
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