YText - Get Text Transcripts from Youtube Videos
Easily grab (punctuated) text transcripts from Youtube vids. Quickly get a gist of a video and ensure you capture everything you learn in Roam Research/PKMs
What is YText - Get Text Transcripts from Youtube Videos?
YText - Get Text Transcripts from Youtube Videos is a Firefox add-on that allows you to easily grab (punctuated) text transcripts from Youtube videos. It helps you quickly understand the content of a video and ensures you capture all the important information for further use in Roam Research or Personal Knowledge Management systems. YText saves you time by providing the gist of a video, allowing you to decide whether it's worth watching and easily editing transcripts to turn them into notes. While there is no free version available, YText pays for itself by saving you time and helping valuable ideas emerge from video materials.
Click the YText extension on YT videos, and their (punctuated) text summaries and metadata will be copied to your clipboard! Quickly get a gist of a video and ensure you capture everything you learn in Roam Research/PKMs.
YText pays for itself.
- Get the gist of a video so you can quickly decide whether it's worth your time
- Videos require you to invest lots of time—don't lose anything you learnt; use YText to capture important knowledge in Roam.
- Allow winning ideas to emerge from the raw material of videos
- Easily edit the generated transcript and turn them into notes, saving you many hours it would've taken to transcribe them by hand!
It's great that YText saves me time, but why isn't there a free version?
We wanted to provide a free tier—Who doesn't like free stuff?
But setting up servers for NLP processing (and using Youtube's API at scale) isn't cheap.
Also, one of the best ways to know if I'm working on something worthwhile is to see if people want to pay for my products. Our time is precious, so if you don't want to invest in YText, that's okay! You're better off with a cup of joe and I'm better off solving more ambitious problems.
YText - Get Text Transcripts from Youtube Videos may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.
YText - Get Text Transcripts from Youtube Videos has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.