[Athen] Offline Captions for Downloaded YouTube Videos

Rovner, Amy arovner at shoreline.edu
Thu Sep 29 10:40:24 PDT 2016

My understanding is that the only person who can download a YouTube video is the creator/owner.

That said, there are tools on the internet that enable you to download them (but are not legal to use). I'm not sure if the captions come along with it. I think you probably also need to be able to download the caption file.

If we are working with a student with disabilities, we often record the captioned video in Camtasia and then you have an offline version. This is also how we caption such videos as needed for students with low/no hearing. This is also "illegal". I'm not a lawyer but I have been assured that doing this for accommodations will trump any claim made against us that we are violating someone's copyright.

Hope this helps!

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Subject: [Athen] Offline Captions for Downloaded YouTube Videos

Does anyone have any pointers on how to play YouTube videos + captions without internet access?


Allison Kidd
AT IT Coordinator & Accessibility Specialist

Assistive Technology Resource Center
Colorado State University
229 Occupational Therapy Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1573

allison.kidd at colostate.edu<mailto:allison.kidd at colostate.edu>

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