WebVTT caption transcription app
This open-source, R-based web application allows the conversion of video captions (subtitles) from the Web Video Text Tracks (WebVTT) Format into plain texts. For this purpose, users upload a WebVTT file with the extension
.txt (examples available here and here). Automatically, metadata such as timestamps are removed, and the text is formatted into a paragraph. The result is displayed on the website, and can be downloaded as
.txt documents. Overall, this application serves to improve the accessibility of video captions.
🌐 The web application can be launched here.
The data is only available to the user, and is deleted when the website is closed.
The source code is available on Github, where the app can be extended via pull requests. Questions and suggestions can be submitted as issues or emailed to email@example.com. The licence is Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.