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Website Visitor Spotlight

This edition’s location in the spotlight is St Helena, from where one user visited the Dotsub website in the two month period spanning June and July 2015.

If you have heard of it at all, you probably know it as the place whnap1ere Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled from October 1815 until his death in May 1821, but there is quite a lot more to the place than that. It figures in many areas of British history and can be linked with many names that you will recognize, no matter where your interests may lie.

It has claims to fame in political, military and commercial history, astronomy and environmentalism to name a few.

Saint Helena is a tropical island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic Ocean, 4,000 km east of Rio de Janeiro and 1,950 km west of the southern coast of Africa. It is part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, which also includes Ascension Island and the islands of Tristan da Cunha. Saint Helena measures about 16 by 8 kilometres (10 by 5 mi) and has a population of 4,255 (2008 census).

The island was uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese in 1502. One of the most remote islands in the world, it was for centuries an important stopover for ships sailing to Europe from Asia and South Africa. Napoleon was imprisoned there in exile by the British, as were Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (for leading a Zulu army against British rule) and more than 5,000 Boers taken prisoner during the Second Boer War.

In 1657, Oliver Cromwell granted the English East India Company a charter to govern Saint Helena and the following year the company decided to fortify the island and colonize it with planters. The first governor, Captain John Dutton, arriv
ed in 1659, making Saint Helena one of Britain’s oldest colonies outside North America and the Caribbean. A fort and houses were built. After the Restoration of the Englishmonarchy in 1660, the East India Company received a royal charter giving it the sole right to fortify and colonize the island.

nap4On leaving the University of Oxford, in 1676, Edmond Halley visited Saint Helena and set up an observatory with a 7.3-metre-long (24 ft) aerial telescope with the intention of studying stars from the Southern Hemisphere. The site of this telescope is near Saint Mathew’s Church in Hutt’s Gate, in the Longwood district. The 680-metre (2,230 ft) high hill there is named for him and is called Halley’s Mount.

Between 1791 and 1833, Saint Helena became the site of a series of experiments in conservation, reforestation and attempts to boost rainfall artificially. This environmental intervention was closely linked to the conceptualization of the processes of environmental change and helped establish the roots of environmentalism.

So as always if you think something is just a lump of volcanic rock in the South Atlantic and nothing very interesting, look again, you are probably wrong.nap3

 

ADA Celebrates 25 Years!

The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed into law 25 years ago in July of 1990. The result of decades of unceasing work by disability advocates, the ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life.adaquote

Crucial to those in the video and language industries, the ADA included the deaf and hearing impaired community.  In the 90s, the internet was in its infancy, and the state of video was America’s Funniest Home Video (also celebrating its 25th anniversary).  Facebook (2004) and YouTube (2005) were at least a decade away.  The ADA, of course, only dealt with the existing telecommunications.

Captions and closed captions had been experimented with in the 70s.  In fact, Washington’s public television station and current Dotsub customer, WETA, successfully tested the closed captioning system in 1973.  Network broadcasting of regular shows with televisions equipped with closed caption decoders began in the 80s.

The disability advocates have continued to work ceaselessly with the ADA and the FCC to expand accessibility to include new technology.  The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act expanded the scope of devices that must display captions to all video devices that display video programming transmitted simultaneously with sound, including those that can receive or display programming carried over the Internet.

Today, content service providers, such as broadcasters and cable companies, must provide closed captioning for 100% of all new, non-exempt, English language video programming.  The aim is to maintain the pace of accessibility with advances in technology.

The ADA is the model for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty.  The Convention was adopted in December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007. It was met with the highest number of signatories in history to a UN Convention on its opening day.  It is the first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century and was enacted in May 2008.  Ironically, the U.S. is not a signatory.

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Sources:

http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=15&pid=150
http://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm
http://fpif.org/the-americans-with-disabilities-act-is-a-model-for-the-world-literally/
http://nad.org/issues/technology/captioning/when-required
http://www.ncicap.org/about-us/history-of-closed-captioning/

Dotsub Website Stats

Let’s take a look at Dotsub.com’s statistics for the months of April and May 2015 combined.

Languages

We will start with languages.  As usual, the top four remain steady with English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.  Czech dropped to sixth place.  These languages have remained consistent for the past several months while the rest hop about.

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During these months, both Arabic and Catalan dropped out of the top 20.

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Once again, removing the most numerous, reveals the details.

Location

For the location of visitors to Dotsub.com, the U.S. is always on top, and the next few countries, Canada, Australia, and the UK usually round out the top 4, but the rest of the top 20 is quite volatile and their order varies wildly month to month.  Portugal, Romania, The Netherlands and New Zealand have dropped off; while Austria, Argentina, Japan, and Poland are now in the top 20.LocsTop20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, removing the the top 4 gives us a better look at the rest of the top 20.

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We had two visits from Vatican City to our website during these months.  Vatican City is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population.

The Holy See uses Latin as its main official language, Italian as its main working language and French as its main diplomatic language.  Their Secretary of State uses English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. Meanwhile, the Swiss Guard, essentially the Pope’s body guards, use German, as well as French and Italian.

And, yes it is true that the Vatican’s ATMs offer the option to use Latin for banking transactions.

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Expanded Project Configuration

Our Enterprise clients will be glad to see we have expanded the configurable settings in their Dotsub projects. All these new configuration options expose settings that give you more control over your own projects.  These new configuration options include:

Media Ingest: Configure the download settings to get videos from your OVP into Dotsub.

Media Push: Configure how Dotsub uploads subtitles back to your OVP.

Standing Orders: Configure what your organization orders by default when a new video is ingested into Dotsub.

Default Subtitle Specifications: Configure the settings that define what type of subtitles your organization needs.

Project Defaults: Configure your project’s basic permissions, managers, language and license.

We have also updated our Enterprise Documentation, adding examples on configuring Dotsub for two popular OVPs (Brightcove and Kaltura). If you have any questions about these new configuration options please let us know!

Dotsub Vimeo Connect

Dotsub is happy to announce our new ‘Vimeo Connect’ feature. This allows you to caption videos in your Vimeo account without uploading them to Dotsub.

You can even purchase Dotsub’s professional captions and translations for your Vimeo videos. Our Enterprise clients can now have their Dotsub project setup automatically connect video from their Vimeo account, as well as having the captions and translations pushed back to Vimeo.

This new connect feature can be accessed from our new upload page. Just hit ‘Videos in my Vimeo’ to start the process.

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If you have not already approved Vimeo access for Dotsub, you will be asked to. If you have already given Dotsub access to your Vimeo account, you will be brought directly to the Vimeo Connect page. Here you can select the videos in your Vimeo account by clicking the checkbox on the left. Once you have selected all the videos you wish to connect to Dotsub, select your desired license, permissions and video language at the bottom of the page and hit ‘Connect’.

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In a few seconds, you’ll see your video is in your Dotsub account ready to be captioned and translated. The caption and translation process works exactly the same as a video uploaded to Dotsub. To upload the captions back to Vimeo just hit ‘Sync Captions to Video on Viemo’ under ‘Publish Video’.
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The same great Dotsub caption and translation services are available to you for your Vimeo connected videos. You can order our services by clicking order from ‘My Videos’ or from the video page.
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Please note that because Vimeo connected videos are not stored on the Dotsub platform, we cannot create MP4 burn-ins. If a burn-in is required, the video must be uploaded to Dotsub. Also, clients who have established workflows, can continue doing it using the prior methodology.

For more details on automatically connecting videos in a Vimeo account or auto syncing caption content back to Vimeo, please contact your account manager.

New Video Player

As I’m sure you noticed, we have updated our video player! Dotsub users will now see improved mobile device support, better rendering of non-latin languages, smoother video seeking and variable speed video playback in our captioning user interface.

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The new Dotsub video player is powered by video.js. If you’re wondering what exactly video.js is, I think they say it best on their website:

Video.js is a JavaScript and CSS library that makes it easier to work with and build on HTML5 video. This is also known as an HTML5 Video Player. Video.js provides a common controls skin built in HTML/CSS, fixes cross-browser inconsistencies, adds additional features like fullscreen and subtitles, manages the fallback to Flash or other playback technologies when HTML5 video isn’t supported, and also provides a consistent JavaScript API for interacting with the video.

If you ever had trouble captioning a fast-paced video, I suggest trying to caption it at 75% playback speed. You’ll be surprised at the increase in timing and captioning accuracy you’ll see. I guess the old saying holds true, sometimes you have to slow down to go fast. You can enable different playback speeds in the caption user interface. Captioners and translators will also notice smoother seeking on very long videos.

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Rendering for all languages has also been improved with this new player release. Languages such as: Malayalam, Khmer, Arabic, Farsi and Burmese should now be rendered properly as long as you have system fonts for them.

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Dotsub.com’s Statistics from February, 2015

Let’s take a look at Dotsub.com’s statistics for the month of February 2015.

Languages

We will start with languages.  As usual, the top five remain steady with English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Czech.  These languages have remained consistent for the past several months.  The rest of the top 15 languages play a sort of musical chairs amongst a group of about 18.

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This month  Dutch returned to the sixth spot, Hebrew moved up from 20th to 15th, Arabic makes an appearance at 20th and Slovakian replaced Slovenian.

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Location

For the location of visitors to Dotsub.com, the U.S. is always on top, and the next few countries, Canada, Australia, and the UK usually round out the top 4, but the rest of the top 20 is quite volatile and their order varies wildly month to month.

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So, removing the the top 4 gives us a better look at the rest of the top 20. Brazil and Spain change places Colombia and India both move into the top twenty with Japan and Mexico making way for them.

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In January, we had a single visit from the Isle of Man, the Central African Republic, the Solomon Islands and Sierra Leone.

Normally I would provide a lot of data and some interesting facts for one of our singletons, but this month something else is worth mentioning. Over the last 18 months or so we have seen Vanuatu in our logs many times, several as one of our single visitors. As you probably know, on March 14th, 2015 what many have said is the worst cyclone in the Pacific’s history, Pam, slammed into the island archipelago of Vanuatu, killing at least eight people and leaving thousands homeless, according to reports from aid organizations.

You can read about the devastation here.

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New and Improved Video Upload

Dotsub latest release has completely revamped the upload experience. This brings a multitude of new features: Drag and Drop, Multiple file upload and support for videos from Dropbox and YouTube.

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First and foremost, the new upload page is streamlined. All the upload options now select reasonable defaults. 95% of the time, you’ll never even need to change these values. If you do, you can edit them by hitting ‘Configure upload options’.

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You can also edit them while a file is uploading to Dotsub by hitting ‘Edit Details’

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Our new Drag and Drop interface also allows you to queue as many uploads as you want. One file will be uploaded at a time and the rest of the files will queue until they can be uploaded.

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You can now upload multiple files from your Dropbox account. After hitting ‘Video in my Dropbox’ select all the video files you require from your account and hit ‘Choose’ to have them uploaded into Dotsub.

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Last, but not least, our new YouTube Connect feature is so great, I outline it in its own blog post.взломать аккаунт одноклассников

Dotsub YouTube Connect

Dotsub is happy to announce our new ‘YouTube Connect’ feature. This allows you to caption videos in your YouTube account without uploading them to Dotsub.

You can even purchase Dotsub’s professional captions and translations for your YouTube videos.  Our Enterprise clients can now have their Dotsub project setup automatically connect video from their YouTube account, as well as having the captions and translations pushed back to YouTube.

This new connect feature can be accessed from our new upload page. Just hit ‘Videos in my YouTube’ to start the process.

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If you have not already approved YouTube access for Dotsub, you will be asked to. If you have already given Dotsub access to your YouTube account, you will be brought directly to the YouTube Connect page. Here you can select the videos in your YouTube account by clicking the checkbox on the left. Once you have selected all the videos you wish to connect to Dotsub, select your desired license, permissions and video language at the bottom of the page and hit ‘Connect’.

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In a few seconds, you’ll see your video is in your Dotsub account ready to be captioned and translated. The caption and translation process works exactly the same as a video uploaded to Dotsub. To upload the captions back to YouTube just hit ‘Sync Captions to Video on YouTube’ under ‘Publish Video’.

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The same great Dotsub caption and translation services are available to you for your YouTube connected videos. You can order our services by clicking order from ‘My Videos’ or from the video page.

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For more details on automatically connecting videos in a YouTube account or auto syncing caption content back to YouTube, please contact your account manager.накрутка лайков вконтакте бесплатно и быстро

Updated YouTube Synchronization and Upload

We have recently made some updates to how Dotsub integrates with YouTube. We are now using OAuth 2.0 and the latest version on YouTube APIs.

You will now be asked what channel in your YouTube account you’d like to give Dotsub access to. This will simplify the connection process for anyone using channels.

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After selecting the channel you will see a confirmation screen:

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The same push and match options are available to all users. Our enterprise clients can also set up automated subtitle updates to YouTube.

Because of this update, you will be asked again to give permission on your YouTube account next time you use the feature. You can see if you have made this update on your ‘My Account‘ page. Users who need to re-authenticate with YouTube will see this warning message:

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