NAMEgcap - Youtube closed caption downloader
SYNOPSISgcap [-i] [-t] [-r <regexp>] [<url> | <video_id>] [--proxy <addr> | --no-proxy]
DESCRIPTIONgcap is a command line tool for downloading Youtube closed captions. The downloaded closed captions are saved in SubRip (srt) file format. The srt files are saved as "$videoid_$langid.srt" by default.
OPTIONS--help Print help and exit. --version Print version and exit. --license Print license and exit. -q, --quiet Be quiet. -i, --interactive Enable interactive prompt which can be used to select the downloaded closed captions. By default gcap downloads all available captions without prompting. -t, --title Parse video title and use it in the output filename(s) instead of video ID. The default is no. -r, --regexp=arg Cleanup video title using the specified arg regular expression. The default is "/(\w|\s)/g". --proxy arg Use arg for HTTP proxy, e.g. "//foo:1234". Overrides the http_proxy environment setting. --no-proxy Disable use of HTTP proxy. Overrides both "--proxy" and http_proxy environment settings.
EXAMPLESgcap 0QRO3gKj3qw gcap "//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QRO3gKj3qw" Both yield the same results.
EXIT STATUSExits 0 on success, otherwise 1.
FILES$HOME/.gcaprc, for example: echo "--interactive" >> ~/.gcaprc
NOTESAvailability The following error message produced by gcap (or the XML::DOM module) typically indicates that the video does not have any closed captions available for it (URL omitted for brewity): Couldn't parsefile [...] with LWP: no element found at line 1, column 0, byte -1 at [...]/XML/Parser.pm [...] http_proxy gcap depends on XML::DOM which uses LWP::UserAgent to download the data. Note that LWP::UserAgent reads http_proxy environment setting. e.g.: env http_proxy=//foo:1234 gcap video_id
AUTHORToni Gundogdu <legatvs gmail com> GCAP(1)