php - YouTube data download with cclive & gcap


In a PHP system, my client suggested to download videos AND MAINLY captions from YouTube using the following tools:

As I have never heard of these before, my question is does anyone have any experience with them? Both projects seem to be inactive for like one year or so... Do they still work?

Is it possible to download captions for any YT video with them? I have stumbled upon some YT API info that the captions are not available for unauthorized users (i.e. you can only get your own captions if you are authorized with the API)?




Caption tracks can only be accessed via the Data API by the authorized owner of a given video.

The official YouTube Players can access caption data, but they use a different mechanism for accessing that data which is not part of a public API.

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