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Command-line utility to download closed captions from YouTube as a SRT file.

Project description

youtube2srt 0.1

Released: 30-Apr-2016


A small command-line utility I had laying around for a good while that allows you to download closed captions from YouTube as a SRT file.


Install via pip:


$ pip install youtube2srt

Install from source:


$ git clone git://
$ cd youtube2srt
$ python install



usage: [-h] [-l l1 [,l2...]] [-o OUTPUT] VIDEO_URL_OR_FILENAME

Download closed captions of a YouTube video as a SRT file.

positional arguments:
VIDEO_URL_OR_FILENAME YouTube video url or filename

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-l l1 [,l2...], --lang l1 [,l2...]
comma separated list of two letter language codes
(default: en)
-o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT
write captions to FILE instead of

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