Subs2srs: automatically generate audio clips from movies and tv series

Thanks to @Charles_Applin35 for mentioning this. I think this deserves its own topic:

If learning in context is your thing (and it should be), this is an invaluable help.

subs2srs is a small utility that allows you to create Anki import files based on your favorite foreign language movies and TV shows to aid in the language learning process.

This utility will parse through a subtitle file, extract the dialog and timing information, and then use that information to generate audio clips, snapshots, and video clips for each line of dialog. With all options enabled, a card will have this information generated for it (assume that it is a Japanese movie):

  • Textual line of Japanese dialog (taken from the Japanese subtitle file)
  • English translation (taken from the English subtitle file)
  • Audio clip
  • Snapshot
  • Video clip (You would not normally want to generate an audio clip AND a video clip, this is just an example—and video clips mostly just waste space)
  • Tag information (for Anki import).
  • Sequence marker (episode #, line #, and timing)
  • Context Info (previous and next lines)

Here’s an example course I made using the program: SGJL JDI - Hana Yori Dango ep 01. It’s not perfect, but the idea is that you equate the audio and subtitle to the English translation as far as the course is concerned. By passing the course you should be able to watch the episode without need of English (or even Japanese) subtitles. That turns the hour of drama into a perfect tool to improve your listening skills.

The use of Memnotes is important to explain words and phrases you do not know.

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Here are some ready-made shared Anki decks, for Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. Some of the links may be dead.

I’ve you come upon other resources, or have made your own, please share them here.

unfortunately and Mandarin and CAntonese decks are dead…

Is it possible to make Pepa the Pig Spanish edition, into memrise learning sessions. If someone knows how to do it I will make them contributors

Thank you!

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I found this blog which is full of Japanese Anki subs2srs decks