Startup company subtitles non-English-language films with the aid of 100,000 volunteer subtitlers

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Andrea Piu  Identity Verified
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great idea!? Dec 19, 2010

How to kill the subtitles industry and how to make money without paying even a single cent to anyone. Another great business idea...

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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Free... Dec 20, 2010

always comes at a price.

 

Alina - Maria Chiteala  Identity Verified
Romania
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well Dec 20, 2010

I do not think is killing anything because there are actually hundreds of site offering free subtitles. That does not mean they are any good. You can only use private to make clue about the film but you cannot show a film on TV with those.

 

FarkasAndras
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Good for them Dec 20, 2010

Obviously, the bit about the 100,000 volunteers is a lie. It can't be true, not a chance.

That aside, why not? The internet is full of fansubs as it is, and if they introduce some sort of review/quality control, that's great. To be honest, fansubs tend to be better than the official stuff a lot of the time. At least the people who make them are interested in the show they're subtitling and understand the action, which sometimes can't be said of the underpaid pros.

By the way, this is not a subtitle site. It is a video streaming site. It seems to stream mostly TV series and some films, although the selection is not that huge. I'm not even sure if they have the rights to their material or this is some pirate venture.

[Edited at 2010-12-20 14:03 GMT]


 


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