[call to action] "KDE For All" goal | Adding video subtitles

Joseph P. De Veaugh-Geiss joseph at kde.org
Mon Oct 16 13:31:14 BST 2023

Hello! As part of the /KDE For All/ accessibility goal [1], KDE is now 
adding subtitles to videos, including translations.

Will your team join us in making KDE's videos accessible for all?

Recently Johnny Jazeix, GCompris contributor and leader in the 
mentorship programs SoK/GSoC, expanded the existing subtitling workflow 
so that the translation team is involved. Once translations are 
completed, posting videos in more languages is now more or less automatic.

By subtitling videos and providing translations, KDE's media can reach 
more people and more communities around the world.

So how does it work?

The creator of the video uploads the SRT (subtitle formatted file) in 
English to Invent along with a short configuration file. Translators 
then translate the SRT into different languages. These translations will 
gradually be uploaded to both PeerTube and YouTube. For details about 
creating video subtitles using Kdenlive and uploading them to 
invent.kde.org, see this page at the community wiki:

* https://community.kde.org/Video_Subtitles

The whole process may take several days, as different translation teams 
work in different time zones and work at different rates. For examples 
of videos using the system on both platforms, see the following:

* https://tube.kockatoo.org/w/3moubSFAnn6n5UAQoyuetW
* https://tube.kockatoo.org/w/3Sb8KKCmdQcPgoQsyK24YE
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFlQR0ymisE&t=31s

The Krita team has already begun using this workflow [2], and we would 
like to involve more and more of KDE's teams in this effort.

For support, please reach out to the community at:

* https://go.kde.org/matrix/#/#kde-www:kde.org

For translation support, please see the wiki page:

* https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/translation

Thanks to Johnny Jazeix and Paul Brown for their excellent work in 
making this possible.


[1] "Add video subtitles": 
[2] https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kimageshop/2023-September/016874.html

Joseph P. De Veaugh-Geiss
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