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Author Topic: Little bash script, for quick viewing a Youtube automatic captions  (Read 1525 times)

Offline kanliot

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I often want to see what people say on a youtube video.  (and I'm in a hurry)
Since most new youtube video have the subtitles enabled, I wrote a little script to show those captions in GNU 'less'.

Youtube's automatic captions, or automatic subtitles are auto-generated for most youtube videos.  the so-named script takes a youtube url then calls youtube-dl to convert them to text format in GNU less.  it also requires you have html2text installed.