How to Download YouTube Video with Subtitles

If you are looking for ways to download YouTube videos with subtitles, this guide is exactly what you need. In this guide, we will show you a couple of workable tips to get subtitles on YouTube easily and quickly.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Apr 29, 2024

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Recently we received some letters from some YouTube users who asked us to write a post about how to download YouTube videos with subtitles. Most of these people are video editors, voice actors, or subtitle translators who need to download a subtitle file for study and translation. If you are one of these people, then you've come to the right place since this post is mainly written for you and those who want to get subtitles on YouTube. Read on to get the details.

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Quick Answer

The most convenient way to download YouTube videos with subtitles is using the EaseUS Video Downloader. Follow these steps:
Step 1. Copy and paste the YouTube videos you want to download into its downloader.
Step 2. Click the "Download" button to proceed.
Step 3. Choose your preferred video resolution and format and tick the "Download Subtitles."
Step 4. Wait for downloading.

Tip 1. How to Get Subtitles on YouTube with EaseUS Video Downloader

To download videos from YouTube with subtitles, an easy-to-use video downloader like EaseUS Video Downloader is indispensable. With this program, you can easily save a YouTube video with different video formats and with subtitles or closed captions (CC). Other than YouTube, other websites like Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more are also supported. In addition to that, you can expect the following features from this program.

  • Download YouTube videos in MP4/MP3/WAV format
  • Convert any videos to MP3
  • Download multiple videos at once
  • Save 8K/4K/HD videos

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.

If you want to download YouTube videos to Google Drive or one of the other cloud storage services, using such a tool is also necessary.

🎬Here is a video that shows you how to download YouTube videos with subtitles for free by using VLC.

download youtube videos with subtitles using VLC

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Tip 2. Download YouTube Videos with Subtitles with a Subtitle Downloader

Likewise, you can also use some online subtitle downloaders to save a YouTube video along with its subtitles. When it comes to choosing an available downloader, there are many options online. Here we will mainly introduce SaveSubs to you.

SaveSubs is an online subtitles downloader that allows you to extract subtitles as text from dozens of websites like YouTube, Viki, Dailymotion, and Facebook. The process of using this online downloader is quite simple. All you have to do is copy the URL of the video you want to download with subtitles and paste it into the download box. If you wish to use this way, you can follow this address:

Download YouTube subtitles with SaveSubs

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Tip 3. How to Download YouTube Transcript as Text/Srt

If you wish to download YouTube Transcript only, you can apply this method to do it. 

Step 1. Find a YouTube video with subtitles > Click the three dots below the video playback on the right.

Step 2. Then, you will be given three options: Report, Open transcript, Add translations > Just click "Open Transcript," which will open a transcript of the video in a window.

Download YouTube video transcript

Step 3. Create a document on your computer for later use.

Step 4. Highlight the transcript text by dragging the slider bar to the right of the transcript box. 

Step 5. Copy and paste the transcript to your document. 

Get transcript on YouTube

Tips: If you want to download subtitles from YouTube videos in Srt format, you can copy the transcript to Notepad or TextEdit and then press "Save" on your PC. In the dropdown list select "All Files," then you can type a name for your file and add .srt to the end.

Tip 4. How to Record YouTube Video Subtitles 

Apart from downloading YouTube videos with subtitles, you can also get subtitles on YouTube by recording these videos with EaseUS RecExperts - a simple and intuitive Windows screen recorder. After recording, you can add texts, lines, arrows, and other marks on videos. This is helpful to students, translators, and others who need to take notes on subtitles. 

Sounds great? Now, you can download EaseUS RexExperts on your computer and follow our previous guide to record YouTube videos on a PC.

In Conclusion

By using the four basic tips offered in this guide, you can easily download YouTube videos with subtitles. Of the four tips, the first tip is the most recommended for its fast download speed, ease of use, and high success rate. And the next one is to use an online subtitle downloader, which is convenient but sometimes comes with bugs. If you wish to obtain text subtitles of a YouTube, you can directly download the transcript via YouTube.

If none of the former three methods meets your needs, you can consider using a screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts to get the job done.

FAQs on YouTube Video Downloader with Subtitles

Here are some frequently asked questions about this topic, and reading to get more information.

1. How do I download YouTube with auto subtitles?

You need a third-party subtitle downloader to save auto subtitles. Options include EaseSub, DownSub, and SaveSubs.

2. How do I get full subtitles on YouTube?

YouTube offers a built-in feature for downloading full subtitles and captions. In the Video Manager, select the video you want subtitles, click on the "More" tab, and choose "Transcript."

3. How do I download a YouTube playlist with subtitles?

To download a YouTube playlist with subtitles, Copy the playlist link and paste it into EaseUS Video Downloader. Then, tick the "Download Subtitles" box and click the "Download" button to start downloading.

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