CaptionPop

Watch YouTube videos with multiple subtitles simultaneously

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CaptionPop is the best way to experience YouTube as a language learner.

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Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Awesome idea. Useful for those trying to learn a new language. Why'd you build this, @jbaudanza?
Jonathan Baudanza
Jonathan BaudanzaMaker@jbaudanza · Software Engineer
Thanks @rrhoover! I made this to help improve my Korean listening comprehension skills. I can read and write it decently, but listening is challenging. I hope other language learners find it useful as well. The concept was inspired from an open source Electron app called Voracious (https://github.com/rsimmons/vora...) which my friend built to help his Japanese listening comprehension. The app runs on your desktop and allows you to playback local videos with multiple subtitles at once. I wanted to apply the same concept to YouTube, and also provide a way to discover good content. YouTube doesn't provide a way to filter videos by subtitle language, so I built this feature into CaptionPop. I have some more features planned but I'd love to get some feedback from the ProductHunt community. If anyone has any thoughts or requests, please let me know.
Ayush Chandra
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! 😊 this super useful
Nathaniel Chen
Nathaniel Chen@banada · Freelance Developer
This is a fantastic idea, and well executed! This is going in my language learning toolkit. I wonder if there is a way to make subtitling easier for creators, so that we can get more content for language learning.
Jonathan Baudanza
Jonathan BaudanzaMaker@jbaudanza · Software Engineer
@banada Thanks Nathaniel! I'm really glad you like it. The subtitles are all pulled from YouTube, which already provides a really good interface for creating subtitles and also sourcing subtitles from the community. I had someone suggest I add a "request subtitles" button for videos that are missing subtitles for your target language. This might send a message to the content creator, or maybe encourage someone in the community to write subtitles. Would this be an interesting feature to you?
Nathaniel Chen
Nathaniel Chen@banada · Freelance Developer
@jbaudanza sending a message to the content creator is an interesting idea. Mobilizing the community for any given piece of content would be difficult. I've long been interested in a bounty system for subtitles
David Klein
David Klein@dkleinof · Marketing and such
This is incredible.
Razvan Ilin
Razvan Ilin@razvanilin · Software Engineer, Co-founder @Chartbrew
Learning languages or hosting an international movie night 😁 Very cool idea, I'll definitely give it a try 👍