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I'm wondering if it's possible to download subtitles for the TED talks for offline viewing.

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Parsing and Converting TED Talks JSON Subtitles.

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Think you need to check with TED for that. The talks are available in many languages, but that's as part of the flash experience, so I can't see how to extract the subtitles. Nice idea though. –  outsideblasts Dec 23 '09 at 8:50
    
See github.com/oxplot/ted2mkv It lets you download a TED talk to an mkv file with all the subtitles/metadata embedded in it. –  Mansour Dec 16 '12 at 5:19
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This is not an answer just a hint . I have found the URL which loads the related file like this , and its in JSON format.

http://www.ted.com/talks/titles/id/451/lang/hin

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It's http://www.ted.com/talks/subtitles/id/451/lang/hin but thanks very much for the tip! I'm going to see how I can convert those to a compatible format now. –  Alix Axel Dec 23 '09 at 18:28
    
Are you saying it's both not a hint nor an answer? –  random Dec 24 '09 at 3:07
    
ha ha , Fixed :) –  ukanth Dec 24 '09 at 10:13
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I made a app to solve this:

http://tedtalksubtitledownload.appspot.com

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Well, now it doesn't work –  develop7 Oct 22 '10 at 8:28
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awesome! thank you very much! –  valya Apr 3 '11 at 11:20
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should be working now, @develop7. –  eordano Sep 15 '11 at 13:17
    
It does not work for now. –  lauhub Apr 3 at 12:57
    
fixed again! it stopped working because of TED's ui changes –  eordano May 2 at 23:29
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