Creating Transcripts from Video Content
Captioned videos can be used to create verbatim transcripts. Transcripts can be a useful to both for instructors and for students. Transcripts can aid in notetaking as well as reviewing content covered in a video. The process of creating transcript from a video hosted on two common platforms (Microsoft Stream and YouTube)has been documented below.
Creating a Transcript with YouTube Videos
If the YouTube video is captioned (automatically or manually), the transcript will be available.
- 1. Below the video click on the three dots and select "Open transcript"
- 2. The transcript window will open on the right side. To remove timings, click on the three dots and select "Toggle timestamps".
- 3. Click and drag over the text needed, then right click the selected text and select Copy to copy the text to the clipboard.
- 4. Choose any text editor on your machine, then right click and select Paste to paste the text.
Creating a Transcript from a Microsoft Stream Video
If the Stream video is captioned (automatically or manually), the transcript will be available.
- 1. As an owner of a video in Microsoft Stream, click the Edit button to go to the Update video details screen.
- 2. In the Options section, next to Captions, click Download file.
- 3. VTT Cleaner is a web utility that will convert a captions file into plain text. click Choose Files and pick the VTT file(s) you downloaded from Microsoft Stream.
- 4. The transcript portion of the VTT file(s) selected will be output below. Click the Copy transcript button above the transcript to copy it to the clipboard.
- 5. Paste the text into any text editor by right clicking and selecting Paste.