Turning YouTube Videos into High Quality Anki Decks (Video Tutorial)

This video was originally hosted on my YouTube channel but it broke the YouTube ToS due to promoting downloading videos from YouTube. Massive thanks to Taemin Han who managed to get a copy of this video back to me after it was deleted by YouTube. Thank you so much!


You can access all of my Subs2SRS decks here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/sentence-bank-18537462 

Links to resources mentioned in video
Jisho – http://jisho.org/ 
Instead of downsub you can download JP subtitles alongside videos from youtube-dl using the following syntax: “youtube-dl –write-sub –sub-lang ja video/playlist/channel
For other languages check youtube-dl’s website.
Aegisub (free software for editing subtitles) – http://www.aegisub.org/ 
Alternative to youtube-dl if you don’t want to use the cmd: https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/video-converter 
Making New Note Types for Japanese and Subs2SRS in Ankihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQiw-hEr3hM 
Code and stuff
subtitle youtube search: “Keyword1, Keyword2, Keyword3”, cc
Youtube-dl: youtube-dl video/playlist/channel  
Youtube-dl+subtitles:  youtube-dl –write-sub –sub-lang ja video/playlist/channel 
Support Me on Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/britvsjapan 
Useful resources for learning Japanese – https://www.britvsjapan.com/language-resources/

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Here are some of my favorite tools and sites for learning Japanese

Thank you for reading this blog post, which I hope you found useful for learning Japanese. Here are some of the most useful websites that I’ve found for finding Japanese content to use for immersion as well as some really useful learning tools to help you through your Japanese studies. Some of these are affiliate links which just means that if you decide to use these sites by clicking the following links, then I will earn a commission. But honestly speaking, these are the sites that I use and recommend language learners, even my friends, to use anyway.

Anki Tools: To get started, I really like Migaku for Anki. By itself, Anki is already a super useful tool for language learners but Migaku allows for integration with websites like YouTube and Netflix, allowing it’s users to create flashcards from the shows and videos that they are watching, as they are watching them. If you use my link you can get an extra month for free.

Speaking Practice: For this I absolutely love iTalki. There are thousands of Japanese teachers on the platform that are available at all times of the day to have conversations with you, in Japanese. Some teachers take a more traditional approach while others are just there to chat, these are the ones I would recommend if you are looking to improve your conversational Japanese. Lessons start from just $5 and there’s no long term commitment, I highly recommend them.

Immersion: I’ve used a lot of different earphones / headphones over the years but by far the one that has come out on top is the NENRENT S570. This is a singular in-ear earphone that matches your skin tone to keep it discrete, meaning you can listen to the language you are learning while at work, or school. For a full list of tools and gadgets I recommend for maximizing your immersion time, check out this blog post.