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LOL YouTube auto-captioning on videos ...

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  1. AshT

    AshT Custom User Title

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    An article drew my attention to this feature on YouTube being trialled at the moment. I've never used/seen it before so forgive me if you have!

    At the controls bar of videos there is a CC button, turn it on and things start to become interesting with closed captioning. I watched the official iPad intro video and was both in awe at how the software behind the feature can get it spot on and LoL'd when it failed miserably, example:

    He says "iPad is a world class email client"

    CC says "I tried to use the world-class female"

     
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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Haha, it's a good idea but I don't think it gets a single sentence right throughout that video. :p
     
  3. AshT

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    It did get a nice-sized chunk correct a bit later on and I was fairly surprised because like you said most of it is balls! :)
     
  4. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    If you ever want a giggle, turn on subtitles during the news. I'd say they're only marginally better than the automated subtitles from YouTube :D
     
  5. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Hahahah that's awesome.

    "You just reach out and tap it" = "history shows"

    "You're doing it all with your hands" = "You're too tall to him"
     
  6. Pieface

    Pieface Well-Known Member

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    Not working for me at all =/

    Got it working now. God it's bad.
     
  7. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    "We wanted to take on"

    =

    "We wanted to take over"

    LOL spot on :D
     
  8. wst

    wst Active Member

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    It's like it's reading between the lines. It's telling us what they actually mean. He did try to use a world-class female, but she turned him down for being a tool. They do want to take over. It makes perfect sense?


    /tinfoilhat
     
  9. alextwo

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    "There's no delay" = "There's no joy" :hehe:
     
  10. Ending Credits

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    Actually the captions on the news aren't terrible; the standard of subtitiling in general is pretty low although it's a pain to watch the news ones cos they have to be added real time = delay.

    I remember watching the last olympics and the generated subs they used were really good.
     

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