Earlier this year I proposed the idea Arc Recognize Captioned YouTube Videos, but it has not happened yet. So I did some poking and searching and found a solution. In the embedded video I demonstrate the following tasks:
- Use the website Youtube2Subtitle.com to generate a .srt file from a YouTube video's captions
- Upload the caption file into Arc
The video demo I made on my iMac, and I was able to download the .srt file directly from the website. It is also possible to create your own .srt file by copying the caption from the YouTube2Subtitle.com website into a plain-text editor (like Notepad on Windows) and saving that with a .srt extension.
Wouldn't it be great if Instructure's developers took care of this automatically? Encourage them to do so by voting on the idea Arc Recognize Captioned YouTube Videos