2024 Guide on How to Download YouTube Subtitles

Whether to download YouTube videos along with subtitles or download YouTube subtitles only, there are ways to do it. If you are searching for ways, do not miss this guide, in which we will explain three ways to download YouTube subtitles.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on May 27, 2024

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Subtitles can serve many purposes, such as:

- Help people who have hearing problems to get a better experience while watching movies
- Help people who don't understand the movie's language
- Help people know the lines the actor says when the background is noisy

As you can see, subtitles help people a lot while watching movies. That's why many people want to download subtitles while downloading a YouTube video. But do you know how to download a YouTube video along with subtitles? Or how to download YouTube subtitles only?

If you want to know the answer, you can read the following instructions to get them. 

Part 1. Quick Way to Download YouTube Videos with Subtitles

If you're looking for a quick and straightforward way to download YouTube videos with subtitles, this video downloader - EaseUS Video Downloader is one of the best options. It can serve different download purposes, whether to download a YouTube video with subtitles or convert YouTube to MP3. And a new feature that allows you to download YouTube subtitles only is on the way. You can expect that soon. 

Beyond that, EaseUS Video Downloader has many other features, such as:

  • Supports YouTube playlists and channels downloads
  • Supports batch downloads or conversion
  • Supports up to 8K video quality
  • Supports video to audio conversion
  • Works well with over 1000 audio or video-sharing sites

To download YouTube videos with subtitles:

Step 1. Copy the video URL you want to download.

Step 2. Launch EaseUS Video Downloader on your computer, and set the format and quality preferences on the Home page.

preset video format quality

Step 3. Click the gear button next to the "Quality" option and tick the "Original Subtitles" button.

tick original subtitles button

Step 4. Click "Paste Link." It will detect the link automatically, add this download task, and begin downloading.

paste youtube link download

Step 4. Once the download is complete, you can find your video under the "Finished" tab.

check downloaded video

Disclaimer: Please make sure your behavior to download subtitles from YouTube doesn't violate the content owner's right. EaseUS does not advocate downloading any video/audio for sale, distribution, or other commercial purposes.

While if you prefer to download and edit YouTube videos, check the guide for more details.

Part 2. Download YouTube Subtitles as Text Files

If you want to download subtitles only, YouTube allows you to do it directly within its service. Before you proceed, make sure your video has subtitles. If you're sure, you can follow these steps to download them. 

Step 1. Go to YouTube and find the video you desire. 

Step 2. Click the Settings icon and click "Subtitles." From the available language options, select the one you want. 

Step 3. Then, click the three-dots icon under your video and select "Open transcript."

Open transcript

Step 4. You'll see an interactive transcript next to your video. Click the dropdown menu at the bottom of the transcript and select the language of your subtitles. 

Step 5. Click on the three dots at the top of the transcript to decide whether to include the timestamps in the transcript. 

Step 6. Drag your cursor to select all of the transcripts, click Ctrl+C to copy them, and paste them into your word document. 

Part 3. Download YouTube Subtitles Using an online downloader

Another direct way to download YouTube subtitles is to use some online subtitle services like checksub, which allows you to download the subtitles in 10+ formats, including SRT, VTI, TXT, VTT, etc. Before downloading, you can choose the language you prefer. What impressed us most about this service is that you can edit the subtitles before downloading, which is convenient if you want to take some notes on the transcript. 

To download YouTube subtitles:

Step 1. Open YouTube and find the video you want. Copy its URL by pressing Ctrl+C on your keyboard. 

Step 2. Open checksub.com and paste the URL in the download box. Click "Download" to proceed.

Step 3. Then, you can choose your wanted language and export format. If you want to edit the subscript, do it by clicking on the "Edit" option.

Download YouTube subtitles with checksub

The Bottom Line

After reading our guide, we guess you've already known how to download YouTube subtitles. Whether you want to download subtitles along with a video or save the subtitles only, there are ways to do it. Based on your needs, choose the way you prefer. If you have any questions about this topic, don't hesitate to contact us. 

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