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How To Summarize A Youtube Video Using AI

Using AI can cut your production process time in half. This goes for video content too. Learn how to summarize a YouTube video using AI.

November 25, 2022
How To Summarize A Youtube Video Using AI
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In today's digital age, more and more people are turning to YouTube for information on a variety of topics. And while this is great for getting insights into specific subjects, it can be difficult to keep track of all the information you're taking in. 

Whether you're a marketer trying to recap a presentation or a business owner wanting to share a video with your followers, knowing how to summarize a YouTube video can be useful. 

If you’ve ever wondered whether there’s an easy way to summarize YouTube videos, there is. By using AI tools, you can take a YouTube video transcript and quickly summarize the main points for you. That summary can be turned into your YouTube video description. 

We dive into the how of it all below. 

How do you summarize a YouTube transcript?

There are plenty of ways to create a YouTube video summary. Let’s look at your best options. 

Creating a YouTube transcript summary manually

The first and most obvious route is to take the time to listen through your video and summarize the whole thing manually. Here, you’d need to listen to the video a couple of times and then work on summarizing it. If you’re working under a deadline, you might not have time to do your transcript justice. 

However, if you don’t want to go the manual route, there are all kinds of chrome extensions you can find with a quick Google search that can be helpful to generate a transcription. Use tools like Veed or Otter to create the transcript and then summarize the video using that. 

Creating a YouTube transcript summary from an AI-generated script

Let’s back up a second. Say you’ve yet to create your YouTube video and still need to create a script. Working with an AI content generator can ease both the scripting process and the transcript writing process. 

How? For instance, by using Jasper’s Video Script Outline generator, you can create an act-by-act script that’ll guide your video creation process. Usually, a solid video can be broken down into three key parts: 

  • The setup (Act One)
  • The conflict (Act Two)
  • The resolution (Act Three) 

Once you’ve created a script with the help of AI that has a beginning, middle, and end, you can plug in your transcript to Jasper’s Text Summarizer template and create a polished YouTube video summary.

At first glance, the script to transcript process might sound like a lot of steps. But in reality, using AI actually cuts your content creation process in half. Let’s walk through a specific example below.

How to summarize a YouTube video using AI

Let’s say you want assistance creating a short summary on a video all about creating a skincare routine. Here’s our short one-minute script using Jasper’s Video Script Hook, and Introduction template. Make sure you add your title, your tone, and your preferred language. 

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Once we plug that into Jasper’s editor (which acts like a video summarizer once you plug in your transcript), here are our results: 

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Great for a quick video summary that includes all your key points! If you want your summary to be shorter, you can start over by selecting a different output length. Once you’re happy with the results, it’s a matter of polishing your summary and hitting that publish button. 

Do more with YouTube Videos And AI

There are plenty of apps that help you summarize a YouTube video. With access to AI, you can change the way you approach writing just about anything and save time as well as money. 

To help with your writing workflow—whether you’re summarizing YouTube videos, creating social media copy, writing a webpage, creating a podcast, or creating stories—check out Jasper. It’s a powerful AI writing assistant tool that helps you summarize YouTube videos or other types of content almost instantly so you can speed up your content creation process and do more in less time. 

Plus, with Jasper, you don’t have to worry about plagiarism or poor grammar-there are built-in tools that help with it. Want to rephrase a sentence? Jasper automates that process too. 

If you want to learn more about AI, join our free Facebook community where we talk all things artificial intelligence and answer any questions you may have. Members post plenty of tutorials, results and metrics, and more that you can get notifications on once you’re inside. It’s one of those Facebook groups you’ll want to bookmark. 

But if you’re ready to dive in (no need to worry about pricing for now), sign up for Jasper for free!


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Austin Distel
Marketing @ Jasper

Austin Distel is the Sr. Director of Marketing at Jasper, your AI creative assistant. He's also an Airbnb superhost in Austin, Texas. You can follow Austin's adventures around the internet and the world at

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