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Mobile app idea #73: Video Summarizer

Updated: Feb 9, 2021

According to statistics, the number of videos watched per day on YouTube is over 5 billion. That's 5,000,000,000 per day. And the average view session is over 40 minutes.

The good news is that you can learn just about anything on YouTube. That bad news is that it can be chaotic to sift through the massive collection to find the ones that are right for you.

Have you ever watched a video to the end and found it didn't have the information you were looking for?

Or bear through the author's rambling of non-related topics before getting to what interests you?

I sure I have. And I have never been lucky enough to find the right one on the first try.

That can be frustrating and a waste of time, wouldn't you agree?

So, how do we get the most use out of our time?

Here an idea.

You may have heard of Text Summarizer. This is the same concept but for videos.

The idea is to develop a web and mobile application that will summarize a video from a video URL.

The app will use Speech-To-Text to extract the text. Next, it will use NLP to summarize the transcript and marking the video timeline. And then re-assemble the video to match the new timeline.

Now all you have to do is scan through the summarized transcript to determine if you want to watch this video.

Or just watch the summarized video to save you time.

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