Being new to translation of video subtitles, it took me a while to find out how to view the videos. This is what I found out:

1) You can view the videos on Wikimedia Commons at
2) If you can't play the videos on your computer, consult the help page
3) To see subtitles on videos at Wikimedia Commons you need to enable the MwEmbed gadget - see
4) The talk page of the english subtitles has got links to the subtitled videos and so has the file description page.
5) Because the videos are made up of more than one speaker, you have to view the videos to find out when one speaker changes to another. Cues for change of speaker in the English text would have been helpful, but no big deal.

Have fun with these.
Eleri James (Lloffiwr)

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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 04:01:20 +0900
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Subject: [Translators-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] [Wikimedia Announcements]
    New Wikipedia videos being released this week
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Hi, translators
have you seen these video yet? If then, go to YouTube first then read
the below :)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Erik Moeller <>
Date: Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 3:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] New Wikipedia
videos being released this week
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <>

All three videos released to-date already have English language transcriptions:

Translation is straightforward without the use of any external tools
-- just replace "en" with the language of your choice, copy in the
English transcription, and start translating.

For transcription, a very open web-based effort, as Michael points
out, is -- is user-friendly
and well-established, but deeply proprietary. But at this point, we
don't need transcription, just more translation. :-) So please forward
this mail to any relevant lists and help us get more TimedText
translations. We can then import them into any of the large
distribution channels.

Erik M?ller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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