Grabbing the Youtube auto-generated captions is pretty useful when making Emacs News

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I’ve been adding Emacs-related videos to my public Emacs News playlist to make it easier to include them when I put together Emacs News every week. I still haven’t had much time to watch things, though. But the code I wrote to convert captions into a table so that they could be used to make notes after a meetup presentation turned out to be handy for Emacs News as well.

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Figure 1: With a bit of clicking, Youtube can display translated subtitles and a transcript on the side. I haven’t figured out how to get the transcript translated on Youtube yet.

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Figure 2: My Org buffer displays the auto-translated captions, making things easy to skim through.

Then I can jump to sections I’m particularly curious about. Neat!

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