youtubecaption: Downloading YouTube Subtitle Transcription in a Tidy Tibble Data Frame

Although there exist some R packages tailored for YouTube API (e.g., 'tuber'), downloading YouTube video subtitle (i.e., caption) in a tidy form has never been a low-hanging fruit. Using 'youtube-transcript-api Python package' under the hood, this R package provides users with a convenient way of parsing and converting a desired YouTube caption into a handy 'tibble' data_frame object. Furthermore, users can easily save a desired YouTube caption data as a tidy Excel file without advanced programming background knowledge.

Version: 1.0.0
Imports: stringr, writexl, reticulate, purrr, magrittr, tibble, dplyr
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, covr
Published: 2020-05-15
Author: JooYoung Seo ORCID iD [aut, cre], Soyoung Choi ORCID iD [aut]
Maintainer: JooYoung Seo <jooyoung at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
SystemRequirements: Anaconda (
Citation: youtubecaption citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: youtubecaption results


Reference manual: youtubecaption.pdf
Vignettes: youtubecaption_vignette
Package source: youtubecaption_1.0.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): youtubecaption_1.0.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): youtubecaption_1.0.0.tgz, r-oldrel: youtubecaption_1.0.0.tgz
Old sources: youtubecaption archive


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