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Download transcript as document

Matt TurnerMatt Turner Crackerjack
edited February 2021 in Feature Requests

The current ability to downlaod the caption file as a text document is useful, but it is difficult to read as a transcript without removing the timestamps. This adds a complication to the workflow -either editing manually or running through a third party caption editor or something like MS Stream's VTT file clearner.

As displaying the transcript without the caption timestamps is on the roadmap, can you also provide the ability to download the transcript text as a document without the timstamps please?

48 votes

Under consideration · Last Updated


  • @Matt Turner , Excellent feature request. Currently, I use the site below to "extract" text only and remove timestamp.


  • We would love this too! A lot of our students use captions for note-taking, so a "download transcript" button would be very useful!

  • This would be fantastic and definitely useful for note-taking as well as reviewing content for future development.

  • Elba RiosElba Rios Whiz Kid

    @Cait McCabe , Is this feature request on the Panopto Roadmap? Thank you.

  • Yes, please.

  • Does anyone have an update on this?

  • I had someone ask for this today. Also it would be great if both the creator (instructor) and the student (viewer) had the option to download a timestamp-free transcript due to the reasons mentioned earlier in this thread.

  • KathrynKathryn Administrator

    @Elba Rios I checked on this, and unfortunately, this feature does not have an expected ETA. Because it was not found in our active plan, I moved it from being on the roadmap to "under consideration."

  • @Kathryn do you have any detail on when the new feature to make transcripts readable in paragraph form in the interactive and embedded viewers will be released please?

  • KathrynKathryn Administrator

    @Matt Turner I checked on this, and while this is still on the list of items being considered for future development, it isn't scheduled within the next 6 months.

  • Yes please! Would be great for universal design and the learning experience.

  • We just got a request for this too as it would be useful for disabled students to be able to print it out for review separate from the video.

  • Our Student Support team have also asked me to ask for this feature for inclusivity, to allow students to easily use transcriptions along with note taking features in Word. Thanks!

  • Adam BrimerAdam Brimer Crackerjack

    Would also love this. I've received multiple requests. The workaround is to send yourself or someone you know the video through the share button with the transcript button checked. Copy and paste from the email. Not elegant but it works.

  • This is a much needed feature! Thanks for considering!

  • An update on this feature request would be greatly appreciated.

  • edited March 24

    @Kathryn @Pete Gervaise-Jones Downloadable transcripts have been on our community wishlist for some years now. With all the advancements with AI, especially in the past few weeks, are we possibly closer? There are so many third party tools out there (like deciphr.ai for example), but we're yet to find one tool that has passed Data Protection, so we've "baked" our transcript creator in Excel, but it's clunky and not widely advertised to our for that reason. Is DP the main reason as to why Panopto haven't been able to provided downloadable transcripts? We get asked on a weekly basis at this point!

  • Ben LuceroBen Lucero Crackerjack

    The current option for downloading captions is messy with time stamps and takes long to clean up. A clean editable transcript would be an awesome addition!

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