How to Extract Subtitles from Google Drive Videos?

Extract and Download Subtitle from a Google Drive Video in *.sbv format with these Simple Guide. Rip Captions from the Videos Stored in Drive.
Download Subtitles from Google Drive Video

Google Drive is the most popular cloud storage service available in the market thanks to its feature-rich service and generous 15GB free storage, making it an auspicious file hosting service. Google Drive offers a preview feature wherein users can view the document or a media file within the GDrive before downloading it.

The preview feature itself houses more options that make access easy, and users prefer to preview the files in Drive rather than downloading them, saving much time. One such good option that Google Drive offers is to Add Subtitle Captions to the Google Drive Video. You can directly upload the captions to the video and preview the video inside GDrive with subtitles; how cool!

If you wish to extract the subtitle caption from the video, there is a small URL trick you can apply. Remember that the captions can only be downloaded if uploaded from Google Drive; if the captions are added from an external source or are hardcoded, you need to try an alternative trick.

Steps to Download Captions from Drive Videos

Here are the Best Steps to Download Caption Subtitles Uploaded to Google Drive Videos

Get the public shared URL link.

Copy_Link_Google_Drive_Video

  1. Copy the file ID from the URL.
    Copy File ID
  2. Now change the URL using the following tweaked URL parameter. Paste FileID copied into the URL format below.
    https://docs.google.com/uc?id=fileID&export=timedtext&ttlang=en

    Paste File ID to Download Subtitle

  3. Paste the URL in the Browser and hit enter to download the subtitle in *.sbv format. (Make sure you are logged into your Google Account or else you may see an error)
    subtitle downloaded
  4. If you wish, you can convert the subtitle into other formats using an online converter.

If the video has subtitle in other languages, use the language code at the end of the URL parameter; here are few examples;

English Sub – https://docs.google.com/uc?id=fileID&export=timedtext&ttlang=en

Hindi Sub – https://docs.google.com/uc?id=fileID&export=timedtext&ttlang=hi

Japanese Sub – https://docs.google.com/uc?id=fileID&export=timedtext&ttlang=ja

French Sub – https://docs.google.com/uc?id=fileID&export=timedtext&ttlang=fr

Chinese Sub – https://docs.google.com/uc?id=fileID&export=timedtext&ttlang=zh-Hant

Conclusion

With these simple guides above, you can extract the subtitle captions from the Google Drive embedded in the video.

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