How to Download Subtitles from YouTube in SRT & VTT Formats

Anyone who likes watching YouTube videos knows YouTube’s built-in Subtitles/CC feature and how to turn it off or on. Captions can help us better understand the content of the video.But few people know how to get them downloaded. To this end, we will share five different methods to download subtitles from YouTube so that you can listen to your favourite music with lyrics, download any course with captions and translation to learn more while you are free and without internet.

Method 1. Use Jihosoft 4K Video Downloader

The first tool I will introduce to you today is 4K Video Downloader, a simple and elegant software that makes it easy to download subtitles from YouTube. It is fully compatible with Windows and Mac systems, safe and virus-free, and even without internal advertising, you can use it with confidence.

After downloading and installing the YouTube subtitle downloader on your computer, you only need to copy the link of the video you want to download, then open the program, click the “+ Paste URL” button on the main interface, the software will automatically parse the copied link.

If the parsing is successful, there will be a pop-up box where you can customize the video resolutions, such as 4K, 1080P, 720P, 360P, 240P and so on. Meanwhile, you can choose to download only the video, download the original audio, or convert the video to MP3. Most importantly, you are able to download subtitles and save them in .srt and .vtt formats. It offers you many languages options including English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, etc.

Once you have selected the desired type of file, resolution, format, and subtitle in your preferred language, click on “Download” and you will get the video downloaded with the subtitle.

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Use Jihosoft 4K Video Downloader to download YouTube in srt & vtt formats Subtitles.

Method 2. Use Gihosoft TubeGet

Gihosoft TubeGet is a powerful and easy to use software that combines everything you would need from a YouTube video downloader. With it, you can download videos with subtitles from more than 100 websites including YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Vimeo, Facebook, and Twitter.

In addition to downloading videos, it allows you to download the entire YouTube channel and playlist as well. You can use your smartphone to save, transfer and share downloaded files, whether they are videos or audio, regardless of it’s running Android or iOS operating system.

To download subtitles from YouTube, all you have to do after downloading and installing Gihosoft TubeGet is copying the video URL and then clicking on +Paste URL in the program.

After that, the YouTube video downloader will begin analyzing your video and collecting information about it, including video size and resolution. Under the Quality box, find and tick the option to download subtitles, then click the red “Download” button to start downloading videos.

Use TubeGet to download YouTube in srt & vtt formats Subtitles.

Method 3. Use DownSub

The third tool in our article is DownSub, a simple web-based YouTube subtitle downloader online that allows you to download and save subtitle directly from any video on the internet including YouTube, DramaFever, Viki, Facebook, and more.

This easy-to-use website only requires you to provide a link to the video you want to get subtitles from. It is not a video downloader website, but just a YouTube subtitle extractor.

All you have to do is to get the link for the video you want to get its subtitle or caption, and paste it on the blank box in the DownSub website. Once you click on Download, you will get a bunch of different translations and subtitles for your video that you will be able to download all as a standalone translation.

The second and final step is to click >>Download<< next to the language you want to get your YouTube video subtitle in, and once you click on it, and due to the small size of the file, you will get your .srt file within a second to be able to use it with any type of video and using any video player even if you want to play it on your TV.

The best thing about the online YouTube subtitle downloader is that it doesn’t take any time to analyze your YouTube video and to extract the subtitle from it, and the whole process will take less than a minute from you to get the lyrics of any song, the captions for any video, and the subtitle in your language for any YouTube video.

Use DownSub to download YouTube in srt & vtt formats Subtitles.

Method 4. Use LilSubs

The next tool that can be used to download subtitles from YouTube is LilSubs. This one is just like DownSub, but it supports little more sites including VLive, Dailymotion, TED, Vimeo, OnDemand Korea, etc.

The process of downloading any standalone subtitle from any video on the internet is the same as the previous website, all you have to do is to get the link of the video you want to get its subtitle and paste it in the blank box.

After pasting the link, click “Download” and you will get an overview of the video and the ability to download videos in different resolutions such as 360p and 720p. If you are looking for subtitles in any language, you will definitely find it in between over 100 different languages.

Once you find the subtitle you want, click on it, and you will get it downloaded in SRT format.To download any video from the website, you can simply right-click on the resolution you want and click on Save As.

Use LilSubs to download YouTube in srt & vtt formats Subtitles.

Method 5. Use SaveSubs

The latest tool in this article is SaveSubs, which is a web-based online YouTube subtitle downloader that is capable of downloading subtitles from many other websites than YouTube (including Dailymotion, Facebook, Vimeo, etc).

The site has both light and dark modes, and you can easily extract and download YouTube subtitles by copying, pasting the link into a blank box and clicking “Download“.

You will get three main options for downloading what you want; The first one is to download the subtitle in .srt format and in the Auto-Generated language which is English most of the times, the second one is to download it in .txt format, and that last main option is to download the video itself in the format you want including MP4 format.

Then, and down below these options, you will find an option that allows you to instantly translate the subtitle into the language you want and download it in .srt format.

Use SaveSubs to download YouTube in srt & vtt formats Subtitles.


The above motioned are the five best tools to download subtitles from YouTube, you now have 2 tools that can be downloaded as a software on your PC, including the brilliant 4K Video Downloader, and 3 online YouTube subtitle downloaders that will help you downloading the subtitle you want without having to download or install any file.

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