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Offline ElektroQuark

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Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« on: September 20, 2012, 01:20:10 pm »
In English, nothing more complicated.
Sometimes I can't have the audio on, so subtitles will be fine.
Maybe some potential users can read English but not understand spoken English very well.
You will have more users ;)

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 01:32:25 pm »
Sorry, but that would be a massive undertaking in time and/or money I'm afraid. There are just too few people who would benefit from it to warrant doing it.
I have looked into it before.

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 03:38:30 pm »
I had to try...

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 03:56:57 pm »
EdoNork, when you play video on youtube, you can click on "CC" and then on "English", and you have subtitles.
 

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 08:22:37 pm »
EdoNork, when you play video on youtube, you can click on "CC" and then on "English", and you have subtitles.
Those are computer generated, unless the video uploader has provided captions. For the most part, these suck, though they occasionally provide some good comedy.
Whoa! How the hell did Dave know that Bob is my uncle? Amazing!
 

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 08:40:13 am »
EdoNork, when you play video on youtube, you can click on "CC" and then on "English", and you have subtitles.
For the most part, these suck, though they occasionally provide some good comedy.

I have to desagree: They ALWAYS suck, but yes, they are funny.

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 11:52:18 am »
Well, what did you expect from globalist google...

But that's better than nothing.
 

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 09:05:18 pm »
Well, try writing an optimised speech-to-text program that can handle multiple dialects/accents, continuous speech, odd abbreviations and anachronisms. For the most part, all speech-to-text programs available today suck.
 

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 10:23:39 pm »
Well, what did you expect from globalist google...
What has that got to do with anything?
Whoa! How the hell did Dave know that Bob is my uncle? Amazing!
 

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 03:28:10 pm »
EdoNork, when you play video on youtube, you can click on "CC" and then on "English", and you have subtitles.
Those are computer generated, unless the video uploader has provided captions. For the most part, these suck, though they occasionally provide some good comedy.

I occaisionally watch those just for the fun of it. When I have watched them, it often had nothing to do with what was being spoken and made no sense :D.
 

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2016, 08:50:17 am »
Hi Dave,
I know this is a pretty old post but it looks like there's some new feature where you can enable community subtitles. So bored/ silly people such as myself can type subtitles for your video as we watch it. I don't know if you can/ would be interested in turning that on.
 

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 09:53:48 am »
Hi Dave,
I know this is a pretty old post but it looks like there's some new feature where you can enable community subtitles. So bored/ silly people such as myself can type subtitles for your video as we watch it. I don't know if you can/ would be interested in turning that on.

and some pranksters will make sure they'll be funny.... like the community suggestions to google translate... (remember the Russian Federation translated as "Mordor" ? :D )
 

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2016, 09:18:06 am »
In English, nothing more complicated.
Sometimes I can't have the audio on, so subtitles will be fine.
Maybe some potential users can read English but not understand spoken English very well.
You will have more users ;)

it's very time consuming to do subtitles, in my own trials it's about 3X the length of the video unless your really quick at typing!

video owners can take the automatic subtitles and edit them but they are usually in such a mess it's easier to start from scratch

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2016, 10:53:44 am »
it's very time consuming to do subtitles, in my own trials it's about 3X the length of the video unless your really quick at typing!

Yes. And if I had 5 minutes I'd pay someone to do it. But when my video average like 30 minutes, and have technical not everyone understands (read, the cheap translation services in China/India/Wherever), then it's clearly not worth it.
 

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Re: Dave, add some subtitles to your videos
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2016, 06:56:47 pm »
Subtitles? Noooooo! Scottish folk are always getting subtitled even when we speak English! Dave isn't that bad!!! Just have a FAQ translation page. :)
 


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