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Translating the subtitles from MoodleHQ Youtube

 
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Translating the subtitles from MoodleHQ Youtube
by Jerônimo Medina Madruga - Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 7:20 PM
 

Hi folks!

Is there any plan for translating the subtitles from MoodleHQ youtube videos into other languages? I started to translate some of the subtitles to brazilian portuguese, and was wondering if I could contribute back to the project.

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Re: Translating the subtitles from MoodleHQ Youtube
by Mary Cooch - Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 8:31 PM
 

Community members are very welcome to translate the subtitles of Moodle HQ videos. I understand a site such as https://amara.org/en/ works well for this purpose. I use the .sbv format for the subtitles. Feel free to try one as a test and email it to me  and we can ensure it works.

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Re: Translating the subtitles from MoodleHQ Youtube
by Jerônimo Medina Madruga - Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:58 PM
 
Hello Mary!

From what I read in Amara (http://about.amara.org/youtube-crowd-subtitles/), the owner of the channel must enable the contributions first, so others can collaborate. I also saw that there is an option within youtube itself to collaborate, using the communities options, that uses youtube's own subtitle editor and subtitle importer. I don't know whichever is easier for you guys, because I'm still testing what is the best workflow to do this work, but if any of these options are available, I will get right on into contributing to it.

By the way, this is the first one that we have already translated, using a more or less complex workflow (youtube-dl to download subtitles, aegisub to edit them, and upload it to youtube manually):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9laJoD_B5g

And kudos for Daniel Araujo for pointing out that we could send those subtitles videos upstream!
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Re: Translating the subtitles from MoodleHQ Youtube
by German Valero - Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 11:02 PM
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Hi,

Would those who have successfully translated these videos, please check the documentation at https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Translation_FAQ#Can_the_subtitles_for_Moodle_HQ_YouTube_videos_be_translated.3F and complete/correct the information as needed ?

And, would anyone know whether the audio there can be easily translated also?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Translating the subtitles from MoodleHQ Youtube
by Jerônimo Medina Madruga - Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:07 AM
 

Hi German!

And, would anyone know whether the audio there can be easily translated also?

You could use audacity to make a new audio layer and put it over the original one with any decent video editor. But unfortunatelly, I don't think that youtube uses multiple audio channels at this time, so each video will have to be uploaded individually.

Maybe I'll try to do this with one the videos to see if this is a good worflow.

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Re: Translating the subtitles from MoodleHQ Youtube
by Mary Cooch - Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 1:47 AM
 

Hello again. When I have tried https://www.amara.org I simply logged in, pasted the URL of the Youtube video I wanted to subtitle, added the subtitles in my different language and then once saved, they could be downloaded in different formats including .sbv .

 So I had imagined this would be how you would translate the HQ videos, and I would then upload the subtitle files the appropriate video.

 I haven't explored the crowd-subtitling which  you linked to.  I haven't seen aegishub either, and it does look interesting.

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Re: Translating the subtitles from MoodleHQ Youtube
by German Valero - Monday, 7 December 2015, 11:44 AM
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Hi Mary,

I tried Amara at https://www.amara.org and I did not like it much: It makes me write and time each line...

I think there might be an easier/faster method:

  1. Go to the screencast you will translate firstly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pqMDwXICRY (new question types).
  2. Choose ... More 
  3. Chose Transcript
  4. Copy all the transcript (with timing)
  5. Paste into any text editor.
  6. Translate from English into your own language, overwriting the original English language strings but keeping the timing.
  7. Check for typos and fix if needed.
  8. Copy everything.
  9. Paste it in a new (temp) page in your Moodle Language Docs ( https://docs.moodle.org/all/es/Screencast_Moodle_3.0_Release_new_question_types ).
  10. Write Mary and kindly ask her to check, approve and upload the translation as a (Mexican spanish) Moodle HQ approved translation smile
  11. Nicely ask Eloy LaFuente to check if this translation would also work for international spanish or to change as needed.

I hope it works... as long as there is a working English language transcript available for the Hard of Hearing.

Please comment smile