How to Get the Transcript of a YouTube Video

Want to transcribe a YouTube video? Some online tools exist, but won’t give you nearly as accurate results as good old fashioned video transcription! Transcription is always the first step in creating a perfectly-captioned video or generating voice-to-text of a recording.

Get text transcripts of YouTube videos for personal reference, or add the transcripts to your YouTube video descriptions for greater reach, visibility, and accessibility. It’s a great learning tool for students, researchers, professors and business professionals,  who can read the text and search for keywords with ease — all it takes is a few simple steps!

After signing up or logging in to your TranscribeMe account, just follow these instructions to order affordable, accurate YouTube transcripts online:

1. Paste your link into the open field labeled “Do you have online media?” and click Upload. Your file will initially appear with the status “File Queued for Upload.”

Please Note: As a general rule, your link needs to be public in order to go through our system. If your link requires a password or any kind of login, it will experience an error during the upload process.

2. After a few minutes, refresh the page and the status should read “Ready for Transcription.”

Click the Transcribe icon next to your file. Please consult our Customer Portal Walkthrough from Step 6 onward if you have any questions about completing your order.

3. Next, on the Order Details page, you’ll see the total price along with options to change any details you might want.

If you have a promo code, you can apply it to your order by following these instructions. When you’re satisfied with your option selections, press “Continue” to proceed to the Payment Details page.

4. Once your YouTube transcript is finished, it’s ready to be downloaded! Just select the Download button to the right of your file name.

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