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captions.py

README.md

youtube-transcript-scraper

description

Since YouTube does not provide automatically generated transcripts via its API and normal scraping does not work with YT's ajaxy interface, this script uses browser automation to click through the YouTube web interface and download the transcript file.

requirements

use

  • download script;
  • create a directory called "subtitles" and make sure the script can write to it;
  • modify captions.py with your CSV filename;
  • make sure that webdriver and selenium are installed;
  • run the script;