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How to Translate Videos using Dotsub

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2015 03:03PM EDT
This document will provide you the steps on how to translate using the Dotsub platform, as well as describing some additional tools that can be used for this purpose.

Whether you have been assigned to a video via e-mail or you're translating your own media, once you open the translation interface, you are ready to start translating.
As the interface indicates, all you need to do is to click on the first line to start typing the translation:




Pressing Enter saves your changes, and jumps to the next line so that you can continue with its translation:




If, at any point, you have doubts or you simply want to watch your translation in place, simply click on the video thumbnail to play it along with your translation:




Note you can exit this interface and open it at a later time to continue translating.


Once your translation is complete, click on the link at the upper right-hand corner of your screen to mark your job as done:





Using Machine Translation

Dotsub has an integrated machine translation service that allows Google/Bing to provide a suggested translation that can be a great starting point for your work.

To use it, simply click on the link at the top of the video:




The page will automatically reload with a new line on the interface:




Though the translation process remains the same, you will now also count with a suggested translation right over your working area.
Once you finished translating, click on "Mark this Translation Complete" as usual.
 

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