How to Download YouTube Subtitles – 2 Solutions


Before downloading subtitles from YouTube, let’s take a look at subtitle formats. As we all know, subtitles are derivative text from a transcript or screenplay of the commentary or dialog in videos like movies, TV shows and video games, usually appeared at the bottom of the screen. Sometimes they can also be displayed at the top of the screen.

Subtitles can be divided into 3 types: Hard Subtitles, Pre-rendered Subtitles, and Soft Subtitles.

Hard Subtitles

Hard Subtitles, also known as Hardsubs or Open Subtitles, are permanently merged in original video frames. It’s not an independent file. So it’s impossible to open the subtitles and edit them with any special software.

Pre-rendered Subtitles

These subtitles are separate video frames that are overlaid on the original video file while playing. They are often used on DVD and Blue-ray. It supports multiple language subtitles. Therefore, you can turn the subtitles off or switch among them.

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