YouTube’s closed caption options are a useful option for the hard of hearing (or language learners), but a new enhancement letting you view the entire transcript for a video makes them useful for those of us who’d rather read text than watch a video.
The transcript option (accessed from the interactive transcript button under captioned videos) gives you a speedy way of jumping to a particular segment of a video. Select a line of the transcript and the video jumps to that point. If you just want a quick overview of what’s been said (particularly in a lecture or similar format), it’s also quicker to read than to listen. For more YouTube transcript goodness, check out the automatic translation for closed captions.
[via Google Operating System]