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    Androclus commented  · 

    Just FYI, until then:

    I am currently able to get youtube videos and their subtitles (in my own language, English, if they are available) with the python script called "youtube-dl".(1)

    Example:

    $ /usr/bin/youtube-dl --write-sub --sub-format 'vtt/srt' --sub-lang en https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxx

    This will download and create two files: the video/audio file (usually as .mkv or .webm) and the subtitle file (as .en.vtt or .en.srt):

    Movie-Title-xxxxxxxx.mkv
    Movie-Title-xxxxxxxx.en.srt

    Now I can watch the movie in vlc(2):

    $ vlc Movie-Title-xxxxxxxx.mkv

    and vlc will automatically see the .srt (or .vtt) file and use it.

    I noticed that youtube-dl also works for vimeo, dailymotion, and many others.

    (1) http://rg3.github.com/youtube-dl/ (but it is already conveniently available in my OpenSUSE Linux distro repository as the "youtube-dl" package.)

    (2) vlc: Videolan Player: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ (this too is in my repo, though I do have to go to the Packman repo to get some extra codecs)

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