Subtitles and export

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Hello, I wanted to know if it was possible to export the subtitles from Stream in a text format once generated? Thank you.

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Hi @FredJoucla

Yes, it is possible to download the caption file from the stream video. Please see article here

Hope that answers your question!

Best, Chris
best response confirmed by Marc Mroz (Microsoft)

@Christopher Hoard and @FredJoucla - I just created a little web utility that takes in the downloaded VTT file and clears out everything except the transcript text. I hope this helps a bit.


See the section at the end of the help docs here:

This is awesome thanks @Marc Mroz I have already made several recommendations of this to people.

Best, Chris

Cool tool, @Marc Mroz ! Tested it! Works!

The section you mentioned is only available in the English documentation. In German it is missing.Stream_Text_From_Transcript_OnlyInEnglisch.PNG

@Tomislav Karafilov - I think it takes several weeks after I make changes to the help docs before it get localized and published in other languages. We should check in a few weeks and see if it's there then.

@Christopher Hoard  What about a find/replace feature for words- or training it to recognize certain words more accurately? I recently recorded a seminar and uploaded and had to edit the many variations of the word "Bluebeam" to about 5x different interpretations?


Also the editor is a pain to operate to correct words/terms. needs an "Edit transcript" mode to click on each line of the transcript and playback feature (as it has) without continuing to the next line. Also a "merge" feature for minutes of conversation or text would be useful.


An audio ID would also be useful based on voice recog- but that may be pushing things a bit : )


I like your ideas. These would be good ideas to raise on the official uservoice here:

There is a lot of exciting development with Stream ahead. Unfortunately, I'm not part of the product team and so can't confirm that any of this is on the radar - however, I am sure that these have been thought of at some point. I would vote for the uservoices if you raise them. Make sure to search the uservoice first as somebody could have previously raised for it.

Best, Chris

@Christopher Hoard The others were already up there - but the edit mode for transcripts is here:

And merginf paragraphs is here:


Would you happen to know how they backup and manage, batch backups, updates and takedown information is located? I posted here- but havent recieved a response yet.: