Thursday, October 7, 2010

22frames captioned and subtitled videos

Venice the Series, Season Two. Part Two of Episode One.

Original video: watch it at YouTube
Author comments: No copyright infringement intended.

The sole motivation for providing these captions is to allow this video to be seen and enjoyed by a wider audience -- namely non-native English speakers and the hearing impaired, who might otherwise have difficulties in understanding all the dialogue and being able to follow along with the story.

A significant number of English learners are practicing English listening through captioned videos.

The World Health Organization estimates 278 million people worldwide have some form of hearing impairment.

A Nielsen study suggests that there has been over a 300 percent increase in online video watching since 2003. Further, most watching is done during work hours. Workplace computers are often muted or have no speakers.

Several billions of videos are watched monthly worldwide, with many of them in different languages. aggregates captioned videos from all over the web.


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