Interesting software today

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Hi folks

I'm not sure how many of you are aware of the web site called "Giveaway of the Day". The site offers a free software that you would normally have to pay for. The only hitch is that you must download it, install it, and activate it on the day it is offered. And if for some reason your PC hard drive dies and you need to reinstall, you are out of luck and have to actually purchase the software if you really liked it. Or just wait until perhaps it comes around again. Maybe it will, maybe it won't.

I try to check this site each day because you find interesting things there.

Today the site is offering one such item that is the reason for my post this morning. I think others may find it to be useful. Today's offering is named "TranscriptSnagger 1.0" and there is a version for both Windows and Mac. Basically this software purports to allow downloading of transcripts of YouTube videos in any available language.

While I would never advocate stealing someone else's hard work, I could see a genuine use for us Camtasia folks. Suppose you have uploaded a video (or many videos) but you lost your hard drive or your computer and maybe you didn't have a backup. I could see this as being useful if your goal was to restore things you have uploaded to YouTube.

Note that I'm just a happy user of Giveaway of the Day. I have nothing to gain by sharing this link other than the satisfaction of knowing it may help another fellow human.

Click here to visit the Giveaway of the Day site

Cheers... Rick :)
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I just tried it as it would have been  a wonderful way to help create  on screen captions for the deaf, however it only works if the transcript is already on the YouTbue video,
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It’s easy to copy the transcript directly from YouTube without a third party tool.
( I’ll dig up my tutorial on that when I have time) . If they are available, it’s because the owner has made them available, so it’s OK to do so. If the transcript isn’t available, the owner hasn’t provided or given permission to make it available, so a tool that violated that would be sketchy.