There are so many lectures available on almost every subject on Youtube. University and high school students often make use of these lecture videos to have a complete and full understanding of a subject. Often these lecture videos are very long such as 2 or 3 hours. If you do not want to watch such long videos while still be able to get the gist of what is being said, then you can generate the video summary using ChatGPT. This saves you time because you don’t have to watch the entire YouTube video and still get all the essentials.
“YouTube Summary with ChatGPT” is a Chrome web browser extension that summarizes YouTube videos using ChatGPT. Of course, for this to work you will need an account on OpenAI so that you can use ChatGPT. While OpenAI account is free to create, it might take some time to create a new account as their server is often very busy.
Along with a ChatGPT account you have to install the “YouTube Summary with ChatGPT” extension in your Google Chrome web browser in order to summarize YouTube videos. After installing this extension, you can open the YouTube video that you want to get the summary of. You will find the “Transcript & Summary” information on the right side of the video.
The extension transcribes the spoken words in the YouTube video and shows you the text content. You can copy the transcript into the clipboard and paste it into ChatGPT chat box. ChatGPT will analyze it and show a summary of the transcript. If the text content is large, ChatGPT shows summary in many steps. You can keep typing “Continue” in ChatGPT so that it can generate more summary.
This extension can save your time and you can still manage to get all the keypoints made in a lecture type video. You can find this “YouTube Summary with ChatGPT” extension for Chrome browser at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/youtube-summary-with-chat/nmmicjeknamkfloonkhhcjmomieiodli.