"... because the video is the property of its creator, so are the automatic captions. You would have to ask the person who owns the video to share the auto-caption file with you."
How come this idea has been marked implemented? True, the workaround I indicated works, but it's not what C Cheung was asking for. Youtube's automatic captions still don't get automatically imported to Amara.
True, we need an 'algorithm' to import open caption and convert them into closed caption!
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Has anything happened to this? Can Youtube's automatic captions be automatically imported to Amara? If not, is there anything I can do to help with this?
As YT has announced it will soon stop supporting Community Contributions, I am also interested in porting auto-translated captions to Amara as an alternative. Thank you for your consideration.
Thank you for your suggestion, Linda.
If you are the uploader of the YouTube video, you can download the auto-translated captions. Then you can upload them to Amara.
If you are not the uploader of the YouTube video, you can go to Downsub, insert the URL of the video and click Download: the following page offers you download links for the original captions and for their automatic translations in many languages, as .srt or .txt files. Choose .srt, then upload the file to Amara.