How to Download and Convert YouTube Videos for Transcription

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Would you like to transcribe any YouTube videos? Of course, you can consider doing it directly from YouTube. However, doing so will not only be stressful, but it will also be time-consuming and difficult. Instead of dealing with so much hassle, consider downloading and converting the videos before going ahead with the transcription. All you need for this is a YouTube converter that can convert the MP4 file to MP3.


Fortunately, using a YouTube converter is easy and straightforward as you don’t need any technical know-know or experience for this purpose. A YouTube converter MP3 player helps you prepare the audio file for seamless and quick transcription.

Are you ready to download and convert YouTube videos for transcription? Here are the basic steps you need to follow:

  • Download a YouTube converter

We have several YouTube converters on the internet. Before choosing a tool, you must make sure that you read the reviews of the previous users. This helps you to know the kind of experience that you can expect from the downloader. Also, you should check out the basic features of the software before downloading it. To avoid any issue, we recommend Ontiva for downloading and converting any YouTube videos for transcription. This tool can convert a YouTube video to various formats including MP3, MP4, and WAV.

  • Copy the URL of the video

Once you have downloaded a YouTube downloader, go to and search for the video that you want to download and convert for transcription. Click the address bar and copy the URL of your preferred video.

  • Paste the URL in the YouTube downloader

Open the YouTube downloader that you have downloaded in the first step. Look for the allocated bar in the app and paste the copied URL there.

  • Select your preferred audio or video output formats

A YouTube downloader usually has the ability to convert YouTube to different output formats. So, you have to choose your preferred format before starting the conversion process. An MP3 file is good for transcription.

  • Convert the video

After choosing your preferred format, you should hit the “Convert’ button to start converting YouTube. Bear it in mind that the process can take some minutes, so you need to be patient.

  • Download the file

Once it has been converted to your preferred convert, you have to download the file on your device so that you can use it for transcription whenever you want. Therefore, tap “Download”. The file will start downloading.

When the video has been downloaded, the job of the YouTube converter is over. Now, it is time you started the transcription of the audio file to text. The file should be under the “Download” folder of your device. Therefore, you can access it any time from the folder.

This trick makes it easy for you to play, pause, and replay the audio file for transcription. So, whenever you want to download and convert YouTube videos for transcription, you know everything you need to do to complete the process without much hassle.

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