This nifty Chrome extension will transcribe YouTube videos for you
Gnotes is the best notes.
If you have ever needed to take notes from a YouTube video for a presentation, you know how laborious the process can be.
Well, now you can automate the whole thing with Gnotes, a handy Chrome extension that transcribes YouTube videos for you.
Gnotes will transcribe any YouTube video to a Google Doc
It’s pretty easy to use, watch the video above or follow the steps below:
- Open up the Google Chrome Store and install the Gnotes extension
- While you’re browsing videos on YouTube and find one you want to watch, hit the Gnotes icon and click on the Open with Gnotes pop-up
- On the page that opens, you’ll get a Share your screen pop-up from Chrome. Click on Chrome Tab then on the script.google.com/macros/… link that matches what your URL bar says
- Once you’ve done that, hit the Fullscreen icon in the embedded YouTube video
- Hit M on your keyboard, which gives you a pop-up asking how many seconds of video to transcribe. This can be any number, and transcribes from the point you were at in the video
- Scroll down to Generate and click on that
- That’ll show a Google Docs file inside your Google account with the transcription of the selected video. It also gives you a timestamp and link to the video, so you can get back to that point easily in the future
It’s a neat trick, although I’m slightly sketchy about letting any browser extension do screen recordings of my PC, even if it’s sandboxed to one tab.
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