Thursday, March 13, 2008

[TIPS] translating videos on DotSub

Many thanks to Ann Johnston for sharing this one with us.

Here you can upload a video, in any language, and .. well... here's what the site says about itself:
"dotSUB is a browser based tool enabling subtitling of videos on the web into and from any language. There is nothing to buy and nothing to download. Recognizing the potential of global communication powered by the Internet, the founders of dotSUB created a web-based tool that enables video to be accessed in an open, collaborative, "wiki" type environment. The dotSUB tool gives anyone the ability to translate video content into multiple languages via subtitles rendered over the bottom of the video.

The idea of dotSUB was born in early 2004 after viewing the film "Fahrenheit 911." Michael Smolens, Founder and CEO of dotSUB, realized that if one documentary film in English might have an impact on a very close US Presidential election, what would happen if all independent and documentary films, television programming and video from all cultures could be made available in all languages - what a powerful impact on the world that would be!"

Did you catch that? Send this to your foreign language teachers. They will have a BALL with this - and so will the kids!

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