A mobile video player tailored for language learners.
Hey all, I’ve already posted this on r/LearningJapanese about a month ago. I’ve made some significant updates since then and I realized I hadn’t promoted my application here.
Anyway, here is the brief:
jidoujisho is an Android video player with features specifically helpful for language learners.
- Text selection of subtitles allows for quick dictionary lookups within the application
- Search current clipboard and open browser to Jisho, DeepL or Google Translate
- Export cards to AnkiDroid, complete with a snapshot and audio of the current context
- Selecting a word allows export to AnkiDroid with the sentence, answer, meaning and reading
- Repeat the current subtitle from the beginning by flicking horizontally
- Swipe vertically to open the transcript to jump to time and review subtitles
And since the first release, I’ve implemented these thanks to the reception and feedback I’ve received so far on the debut thread on Reddit.
- Full YouTube support for JP/EN subtitled videos, search and Anki export with audio/image
- (Experimental) Custom Japanese-Japanese dictionary support (tested for Shinmeikai)
- (Experimental) Weblio.jp English to Japanese support and full Japanese localization
Here are some preview images of the app in action:
- An example of using the in-app dictionary feature upon selecting a word, here is another
- You can export cards with the current frame and audio, and the current clipboard details
- What the transcript mode looks like, so you can read back and jump to time easily
- Another example of what a card looks like ready to export to AnkiDroid
- The said card in the above example after being imported into AnkiDroid
- Some very practical applications for YouTube that work with the app in present
I am always looking for more and more feedback and I want to push the envelope for what tools are available to Japanese language learners, so if there is anything at all – Please do not hesitate to contact me to make suggestions, feature requests, contributions and bug reports via my GitHub, a personal message or a reply.
More information on how to use the app can be found on the project’s GitHub page.
Thank you all and happy learning!