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sbv2txt

A python script to convert Youtube Caption files in sbv to plain text transcripts.

Youtube does a good job of creating automatic transcriptions of videos. It's very benefical to download the automatic transcriptions, convert them to plain text, and then edit the transcriptions, and re-upload them.

This simple utility takes a Caption file from sbv format and converts it to a plain text file without the timing. It can be edited, saved, and re-uploaded to Youtube as a Transcript which Youtube will automatically set timings for.

Usage:

Requires Python to be installed.

Command line:

python sbv2txt.py [Source SBV Filename] [Destination TXT Filename]

Example:

python sbv2txt.py captions.sbv transcript.txt

Hope you find this useful! Adding Captions to a video can improve the viewership and popularity of a video so this tool will hopefully come in handy.

Regards, Geoff Peters http://twitter.com/gpeters

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