As we all know, video content is one of the most powerful and profitable tools in marketing today. According to Hubspot, video content accounted for a whopping 63% of all the world’s Internet traffic in 2017. While according to a another report from Cisco online video content will be accountable to up 80% of the global Internet traffic by 2019.

To keep it straight we are due an explosion in video consumption over the next 4 years. Despite companies spending a lot of time and effort on creating compelling videos for their audiences, many viewers may not get the message if it is only available in English. If companies publish their materials on YouTube, they use subtitles to fully spread their ideas across the world. And when we say “translated subtitles” we don’t mean automatic captions generated by Google, but professionally crafted subtitle translations.

After months of development Wordbee has launched a new tool to help users with the translation of subtitle text files. This online subtitle translator also benefits from  Wordbee’s translation memories, terminologies and machine translation. No more hustle or DIY solutions to preview your subtitles in the video, just share the location of the clip with your project members and they will setup their working environment.

Benefits Of The New Online Subtitle Translation Feature

  • In-context translation for video subtitling:  Translating video subtitles is a tricky task. Having the visual feedback of the video gives translators extra context as they translate and review subtitles. You can also enable the built-in character limitation feature in Wordbee to keep the subtitle translations within a specific number of characters.
  • Reproduce video content directly in the CAT interface to preview your work: The new feature allows customers to preview videos when focusing on a translation segment, so that any translator/reviewer can view the video context of his translation.
  • Leverage and use translation memories, MT and glossaries: The video player is seamlessly integrated into the Translation Editor, so you can leverage your existing translation memories or terminology databases and even combine them with the use of machine translation.
  • Load your clips directly into Wordbee Translator: No need to convert the video into a different format. This online subtitle translation feature allows you to reproduce a video by either entering an URL or by uploading a file directly from your computer.

How Does The Online SRT Translator Work

Load your video: First of all, make sure your text subtitle files are in one of the formats supported by Wordbee Translator. Once you upload these files into your project and mark them for online translation, users will then have the possibility to introduce the URL of the video or directly upload a file from their computer in the New Editor. The feature is located next to the job/document name.

Video settings: Once the video is uploaded in your working document, users can setup the general preferences of their video player such as time offset, subtitle display, autoplay and more.

Video controls: Play/pause, volume control, etc. are available like in any other player. Users will also be able to see the original timestamp of their text segments on the bottom right corner. For more details, visit the user guide in the documentation on how to use this feature.

What Is A SRT File?

“SubRip Subtitle” files, famously known as SRT (.srt), is one of the most used subtitle file formats around. The SRT file contains subtitle details like the start and end time codes of the text and the sequential number of subtitles. SRT files are just text files that are used along with your video, meaning they don’t contain any video or audio data. For creating your caption, a simple text file is used, which can be easily created using various text editors such as TextEdit (on a Mac) or Notepad (on a Windows PC). There is also a bunch of applications which will help you to automatically create your subtitle text files. It’s important to note that Wordbee Translator does not generate or convert subtitle files/ SRT files but only translate them.

About Wordbee

The Luxembourg-based company Wordbee has developed Wordbee Translator, a Cloud-based collaborative translation and project management platform and Wordbee Beebox, a CMS connectivity solution. Wordbee helps renowned Language Service Providers, public and educational organisations, and global leading companies to implement high-performance translation technology.

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