Isn’t it time for a Youtube annotator? I’m quite surprised this isn’t a thing yet.
Some ideas of what it could comprise:
Ability to get timestamps
Ability to retrieve transcript/captions around the stopped frame
Grab description of the video
Not sure if this achieved all you described, but I’ve seen folks exporting YouTube highlights using
Memex into Obsidian. Here is an example.
YiNote which does 1 & 4 and exports to markdown.
h/t @tallguyjenks and here’s His video showing it.
i stopped using that shortly after the video, the media extended plugin is much better for just that
I still liked the workflow of first watching a video and taking notes in the browser, and then afterwards importing and processing my notes in Obsidian. So I made an advanced importer script for YiNote that runs directly in Obsidian.
(Sorry for bumping this thread, but I thought that may be interesting for future YiNote users who stumble over this thread, like me)
I’m using the
YiNote browser plugin to create video notes.
Afterwards, I use my YiNote importer Templater script to import the notes into obsidian. I just released my script as an open source project.
With this script, you can use your own template and use additional metadata (downloaded using oembed) in it, ie. like the channel name.
Additionally, the script can download images and still frames for you and save it as image file in your vault.
Have a look for yourself: