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Giveaway of the day — TranscriptSnagger 1.0 (Win & Mac)

A utility to download transcripts of YouTube videos in any available language.
$9.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 21 (40%) 31 (60%) 69 comments

TranscriptSnagger 1.0 (Win & Mac) was available as a giveaway on November 19, 2017!

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Need to get transcripts of a YouTube video in any available language? It's as easy as 1-2-3 with TranscriptSnagger! Just paste in the URL of the YouTube video and click the Search button. It will go out and find all the available closed caption tracks for that video and display them in the list. Choose one or more of the provided languages, then choose the format of how you want your transcripts. You can either have them as text in paragraph form or line-by-line, with or without timecode. Then click the Download Transcript(s) button and it will save each language as a separate transcript. It's that easy!

The downloadable archive includes Windows and Mac versions of TranscriptSnagger

Please note: 5 best improvement ideas will be awarded with full-featured licenses of MovieCaptioner (including updates and technical support). Please, use the IdeaInformer widget to submit your ideas

System Requirements:

Windows 7 or later

Publisher:

Synchrimedia

Homepage:

http://www.synchrimedia.com/transcriptsnagger.html

File Size:

7.15 MB

Price:

$9.95

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#22

I copy/pasted reg info, no extra spaces, the program said it wasn't correct.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Stan,
send me an email at support@synchrimedia.com and I'll send you a file to try.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I can't register the product. I put the register key but the message is wrong key or name

Reply   |   Comment by Emil  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Emil,
send me an email at support@synchrimedia.com and I'll send you a file to try.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

You can find subtitled videos just by clicking the movie's CC button. It will display them as a language. If not, it's an auto-generated subtitle. TranscriptSnagger can use any of those uploaded caption file languages to download a transcript.

Many people who work for colleges and universities or government agencies, for example, must provide by law alternate media of any video content they link to. This would be an easy way of doing so. It would also allow you to search the video for certain words that might be mentioned in the video. Just doing a Find All of a certain word in a transcript with timecode will give you every instance of that word or phrase and where it is used in the video. It can also be used to import into other software (such as MovieCaptioner) so alternate closed caption format files can be created.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

The youtube video's cog wheel should give you a list of any transcripts available for that video.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

I always hesitate before downloading free offers of version 1.0 paid programs cause most of the time the author(s) are seeking for beta testers willing to give free ideas. Even so, I beta-tested this one and here is my report: Useless, that is, not functional, not practical. Deleted. Best regards.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Luis, why do you say it's useless and not functional? what problems did you have? specifics would be helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Patrick , I already gave a few comments, but they were not published. Also, only subtitles are to download, if Youtube has them.
And no downloads of transcripts.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ootje, there was a problem with the feedback site earlier. it seems to be working now. If a video has subtitles, they can be downloaded in any language that the video owner has supplied for that video. Instead of a closed caption file, it will be downloaded as transcripts.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

What irritating software. Did everything according to the instructions. Kept getting ''Incorrect username or password''. Tried three times, running Win 7; could not be bothered to think about why it didn't register. Uninstalled. Would've uninstalled three times if I could

Reply   |   Comment by Col  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Col, you probably copied a space before or after the name or serial number. it was tested and it works.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Col,
You have to copy and paste the username and password exactly from the readme file. It is case sensitive. It registered fine for me

Reply   |   Comment by Parthasarathy Mandayam  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

thanks. I retested it as well just to be sure. Seems to work fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Col, for starters there is no username or password requested or reported as an error by the program!

It is just "Name" or "Registration name" and "Serial Number" I have no idea what you are puting in where but it isn't the right place if you are getting ''Incorrect username or password'' as a response as that is NOT how the register TranscriptSnagger dialog responds to incorrect data being entered!

The readme.txt data input into the Register TranscriptSnagger dialog worked for me first time and second time when I deleted the file in the AppData/Roaming root folder that the program rudely dumps there after registration is accepted.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK, You're right in a sense. I applaud your exactitude; I've called others on their imprecision in the past so I guess I deserved it.
Okay, 'Name' and 'Serial Number' then. By the third time I didn't pause to get the terminology correct because I was too irritated by it. I copied and pasted the whole information from the readme three times, and was told it was invalid every time.
Maybe if I'd just said 'Failed to register'?

Reply   |   Comment by Col  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

Here's an example of a YouTube video that has captions. However, this program apparently cannot find them. I just get that same error message already mentioned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQuceU3x2Ww

Reply   |   Comment by AvidGruntler  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

Apparently it does not install on VISTA ... tells me the provided name and serial number are not valid.

Reply   |   Comment by JimC  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

JimC, it most certainly DOES install and register under Vista SP2 without issue or error or alerts that it's supposed to be be run on windows 7 or better...

Check the details you are entering you have either mistyped something or misselected something before copying so what is pasted becomes wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Choose a video that has subtitles. Click the CC button to see if there are any uploaded tracks. If there is only auto-generated subtitles, it is not subtitled and cannot be used. This is when TranscriptSnagger lets you know none are available for this video.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

Tried 5 YouTube videos (some had lyrics on screen, none worked. Sorry

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Balaban  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Paul Balaban, did you try one that has a CC track? click the CC button and choose a subtitle track other than auto-generated if there are any available. Songs with words on the screen are not the same as subtitled videos!

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Paul Balaban,
I did find this on You-tube, I did not noticed before:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/32n9pu3lvgl8wui/Settings.png
And with these video the GOTD-program works.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

System requirements say Windows 7 or later but it installs and runs just fine under Vista SP2 and the exe properties suggest it *could* run under XP SP2/3 too so give it a try... nothing to lose cept a few minutes.

There is no Setup.exe/gcd wrapper today.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Ideainformer widget does not work in my browser so here's my idea/sugestion:

My advice is do not even try to sell this as a stand alone single function tool. But combine it with downloading video + audio, video only and audio only and in addition to downloading the CC closed caption data add the option to translate them via all the available machine translation services and if you can arrange the deal with human translation services too.

Bear in mind that ANY Youtube content including closed caption is potentially copyrighted content and developing a commercial program designed solely to breach legitimate copyright does leave the developer vulnerable to legal action by the copyright owners and their contacted copyright protection organisations and even just plain criminal prosicutions in some jurisdictions.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

I was just reading comments and wondered why I would need a transcript. Now if the program could look for foreign language video that were dubbed in English and provide a transcript, that would be more interesting, as well as what it does already.
However, providing transripts for lectures or other types of movies where the information could be useful for study and research would be valuable.

Reply   |   Comment by George James Ducas  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

I can't think of a single time I needed a transcript of a YouTube video. And after the last few days where under Windows software we get IOS programs that don't work very well ( crashed every time I tried to run them) where are the programs that actually have a use like IOBits or Glary's or photo programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Bob ,

Totally agree...IOS programs under the Windows tab ?....about 20 video converters a month ?...
...now whatever this one is for...what's next ?...Adult colouring books and screensavers.?

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

After reading a post, I also did have some trouble with the URL(not big I, but small "L", l:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcwy31vqmx7kex9/Example.png
the URL for testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo0X2ZdElQ4
And then the example of the site can be repeated:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qdlxl6xbttu311a/URL.png
Also I did find this on You-tube, I did not noticed before:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/32n9pu3lvgl8wui/Settings.png
But are these transcripts or are they translations:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i7alcn40mkt2bsi/Downloads.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ootje,
Thanks for your reply. That is helpful. I believe those are paid or volunteered translations and they may be naming the translator is in the beginning.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

Here is the link I used
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx_G-J3lOXM

Reply   |   Comment by Layer Two  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Layer Two,
That video worked for me. I was able to get the only language available for that video, which was English.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

If you want to see it work, Type "YouTube search closed caption" in Google search. Open the first YouTube link, and copy that link to your clipboard. Then paste that link into TranscriptSnagger.. Search, then download (I chose paragraph style) works fine for me. Try it. Have A Good Day

Reply   |   Comment by Layer Two  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

Doesn't install on Win7 SP1.

Reply   |   Comment by Vic  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Vic, It should install on Win7 - Win10. Make sure you have read/write privileges to your ProgramData directory as well as your AppData\Roaming directory. Sometimes Windows permissions get in the way.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

.
[ Vic ],

Does the demo from the website install?

[ https://www.synchrimedia.com/TranscriptSnagger_Demo_Win.zip ]

If it DOES, then the GODT version may be corrupt.

For me, the GOTD version installed, but then just layed there, and never would load when clicking on it.

Yet the demo from the website installed and ran fine.

Though ... it could not help me find ANY video with subtitles, not even a test from Syncrimedia.

And it and answered so quickly that no subtitles were available to every video link I cut and pasted, that I do not believe that it checked the web at all.

Regardless, it would be appropriate for GOTD to refresh their installation ZIP with a new one that is re-compiled and re-tested and proven to work, both installing, and running.

What say, GOTD, can you get a new a new copy from Syncrimedia for us?

Thanks.
.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Patrick , it installs but won't accept the registration info supplied with the download. Even if it's copied and pasted...and made sure there are no spaces...or nothing hasen left out...many times re-checked.

Reply   |   Comment by Rea  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rea,
send me an email at support@synchrimedia.com and I will send you a file to try.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Vic,
send me an email at support@synchrimedia.com and I will send you a file to try.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

In Item 2, there is no language available. How do I make languages available?

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Frank D, unfortunately if the owner of the video has not uploaded another language, then TranscriptSnagger cannot return a transcript for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Patrick , I understand about "another language," but there are *no* languages shown. Does "no languages are shown" mean that there is "no transcript available"? There is nothing mentioned in the company's literature about this. I have tried many, varied YouTube videos and have gotten the same result.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Frank D,
Right. If no languages appear in the list, then none have been uploaded by the video owner and cannot then be converted to a transcript.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Patrick , thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

This software only works with videos that have subtitles but doesn't works with auto-generated ones. Their message is therefore misleading, they should just say it only works with subtitled videos. I tried it and in that case it works fine and can be useful... But how many videos have subtitles in youtube? Not many...

Reply   |   Comment by Digitalguy  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#3

.
The Windows installer in the Giveaway never responds to clicking on it, the demo from the web site installs but has no place to insert the registration codes.

Try again, GOTD and Syncrimedia?
.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Peter Blaise,
send me an email at support@synchrimedia.com and I'll send you a file to try.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I'd like to be able to test TranscriptSnagger with a video provided by Synchrimedia.
Unfortunately the example given on the publisher's website does not work (the video www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io0X2ZdEIQ4 is not available).

If the objective of a giveaway for a software publisher is to convince a large audience that a new tool is (or may be) useful, a working example should be provided. Or he/she will get lots of comments along the line of Hany's (#1).

Reply   |   Comment by eb235  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+52)

eb235,
Installed in a Win10Pro x64.

I did several test's and only these worked:
Rabarber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiX9JwkzJ4w
Turks fruit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scB0Dvw3gFo
De lift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MyOxMJkyk0
And these are no transcripts. The result is a subtitle, translated.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

eb235,
To properly test software, one has to use independent data and circumstances that reflect real use, not hand-picked scenarios by the developer.

Reply   |   Comment by Rolo  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

eb235, this video is available:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo0X2ZdElQ4. I just tried it. Might have been temporarily unavailable on YouTube. Try it again.

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

You have a typo in the url you used.
After the "v=", it is a lower case L, not an upper case I.

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Rolo, You are right and wrong. eb235 is entirely correct in assuming that a developer provided link should actually work. That's just obvious. After checking out their link to see how the software performs then one shoul do their own study to see how well it works with other links.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Pat, It makes no difference. The video is still unavailable. Did you try it yourself before you suggested what "you thought" the problem was?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Pat, The link has two small "L"
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qdlxl6xbttu311a/URL.png
So the working URL:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo0X2ZdElQ4

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ootje, good catch. I missed the second one!

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

Stupid application and do nothing. only one msg for all videos "There are no transcripts available for this video"

Reply   |   Comment by Hany  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+64)

Hany,
Did you try this app with YouTube videos?
Basheer

Reply   |   Comment by Basheer  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-27)

Hany, You're right, it doesn't work, I tried it on a Youtube video that does have a transcript but I still get the same message as you and I tried every combination of check boxes in the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Frederic Johnson  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+57)

Hany, Actually, the error message you are referring to, reads :
"There are no transcripts available for this video. Auto-generated transcripts contain no data and cannot be downloaded."
Therefore, you will need to identify a video that actually has an *_uploaded_* original transcript, not an auto-generated one.
These days, YT has become quite adept at speech to text, and the quality of the auto-generated transcripts is (mostly) quite good.
These does show as having available transcripts, but you need to click on "More" to identify whether a transcript was auto-generated.
If it was, it of course wasn't uploaded, would not contain any original transcript data, as none was uploaded, and hence can't be downloaded.
I think most channel owners these days don't bother with captioning and uploading original transcripts, due to the relatively good auto-generation (unless they want to put in a subtitle other than English).

So the software has limited usefulness, though if you do come across a video which does have an original transcript uploaded, which you need, it will then surely be worthwhile to have it on hand.

I do think they should improve the software though, to also download auto-generated script, since on these transcripts I can copy and paste to a Text/Word file (but it's a pain), so I have to dispute their claim that such a video on YT "contains no data" -- if there were no data, how can I copy and paste that auto-generated transcript ?

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Frederic Johnson, "Youtube video that does have a transcript"
if you gave us the URL we can test it.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Hany,

It does not work with auto-generated captions. It has to have a closed caption track uploaded by the owner. Auto-generated captions are so inaccurate, they're not very useful anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ootje, It was a religious video and some may not want to see it so I left it out :)

Reply   |   Comment by Frederic Johnson  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Hany, Subtitles being generated are not CC, there is a option on the right under the video with the three dots ("..."), if a transcript is available, you get the option to open it there (Open transcript), if not, nothing can be done top magically create one or download it, if it's not already available. This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQrqURfx6jI video has CC advertised in the video title and the program does indeed find one, so is the option there to open in the three dots menu.

Reply   |   Comment by kui_  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Frederic Johnson, Pity, I was interested about the link.
But, you're right, sometimes religion('s) causes some different opinions.
And therefore causes some trouble. And that's a pity.
Life and let life

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  28 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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