How to Download YouTube Videos with Subtitles

Last Updated: January 5, 2022

Subtitles are the most basic form of translation and have been the standard form of subtitles on the Internet. However, not everything on the Internet is subtitled and you may be forced to watch a video in a foreign language. This can be difficult to understand and guess the meaning of. With YeetDL, you can get the subtitles for a video on YouTube (when available) with a couple clicks.

This blog discusses the fastest way to get the subtitles from YouTube and understand your videos in other languages, FOR FREE.

Step by Step guide on how to include subtitles and closed captions with your YouTube Videos

Step 1: Download and Install YeetDL

The first thing you’d need to download YouTube videos is a YouTube Downloader and Converter, such as YeetDL. You can do that by clicking the button below! Simply follow the instructions in the installer and everything should go smoothly. Our installer does not include any annoying offers!

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Step 2: Find YouTube Videos

YeetDL simplifies the entire download experience like no other software does. This isn’t just a downloader but also doubles up as a search engine that searches the videos without you having to access any browser.

This means you can select a video using one of two ways:

  1. Enter a search term and wait for the results;
  2. Copy/paste a YouTube URL;

Step 3: Select subtitle languages and output format

Now that you have found the video you want to download, look for the Subtitles icon (check the image). Then, simply select the languages you’d like to download, select the format and click 'Download'!


Step 4: Enjoy Your Videos!

That's it! Your video download should now be complete, and all this within just a few steps. Now just sit back and enjoy and get ready for the next downloads!


Questions about Subtitles and Closed Captions

Still, do you have any questions? Here's our FAQ section to help you sail smoother.

Why is it important to download YouTube subtitles?

Subtitles make videos more accessible to a wider audience, including foreign-language speakers, hard-of-hearing individuals, and anyone who can’t watch a video with sound.

Plus, subtitles can help users increase their English-language proficiency by helping them understand slang, regional accents, and other nuances of language.

On which formats can YouTube Subtitles be downloaded to?

YeetDL downloads the video's subtitles in .SRT format. SRT files are one of the most common file formats used in the process of subtitling and/or captioning. ‘SRT’ refers to a ‘SubRip Subtitle’ file, which originated from the DVD-ripping software by the same name.

SRT files are the most common format to distribute subtitles and closed captions on the Internet, so rest assured that your subtitles can be used almost anywhere.

In which languages are YouTube Subtitles downloaded?

It depends. Some videos have more languages available than others. This is ultimately down to the content creator that published the content on YouTube. Here's a list of YouTubers who usually caption their content.

Are Subtitles and Closed Captions the same thing?

While video subtitles are intended for viewers who can’t understand the language being spoken, captions are intended for viewers who can’t hear the audio. Captions (which can refer to closed captions or open captions) include the dialogue as well as any other relevant audio. They are used to aid the hard-of-hearing by communicating all audio sounds including sound effects, speaker IDs, and other non-speech elements. For most video content, captions are required under United States law. Users can often change the visual display of captions, and their placement on the screen can move to prevent any obstruction of the visual images being presented.

Video subtitles – often referred to as translations – are translated dialogue and don't include any sound effects. They are intended for viewers who can hear audio, but cannot understand the language.

Why aren't Subtitles available in my native language?

YeetDL can only download the subtitles that are available in the original YouTube video. If a particular language isn't available for the video you're trying to download, then it probably means that the content creator didn't make those subtitles available.

We've all watched a YouTube video and thought, ''wouldn't it be helpful if I could read the subtitles in another language?'' YeetDL makes it easy to download YouTube subtitles for free so you can understand anything you're watching.

Are you convinced?

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