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PeterBaxter
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How to download transcripts/captions in a readable form?

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I would like to be able to download transcripts of videos I have uploaded to Canvas for a course I am the instructor for. When I click on 'Download' under 'Manage Captions' for a video I've uploaded, it downloads a zipped file. When I open/extract this, there are 2 files showing: latest.srt and original.srt. Does anyone know how/whether these can be converted to eg .txt or another format so they can be easily read? Thanks 

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chofer
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Hi @PeterBaxter ...

I did a quick Bing search, and the first result that came up was:

SRT to TXT - Convert SRT to TXT Online - VEED.IO

I tried uploading a *.srt file to the site, and then I told it to output to a *.txt file.  It removed all the timestamp stuff that is required when you create a *.srt file...so it only shows the text in a file.  It might work for your needs.

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chofer
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Hi @PeterBaxter ...

I did a quick Bing search, and the first result that came up was:

SRT to TXT - Convert SRT to TXT Online - VEED.IO

I tried uploading a *.srt file to the site, and then I told it to output to a *.txt file.  It removed all the timestamp stuff that is required when you create a *.srt file...so it only shows the text in a file.  It might work for your needs.

JeffW
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Hello @PeterBaxter!

You would definitely need to convert the file, downloading it from Canvas will give you the the file in the .srt format.

Thank you very much. I have just tried this and it works. I now end up with a .txt file without all of the time stamps that were in the .srt file, which exactly what I was looking for.