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 or here
The data is only available to the user, and is deleted when the website is closed.
Developer: Pablo Bernabeu (Dept. Psychology, Lancaster University). Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.