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.
Requires Python to be installed.
python sbv2txt.py [Source SBV Filename] [Destination TXT Filename]
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