I wanted to show a little app I’m working on and possibly get your feedback on it. I used to use a site called Animelon but one day it just stopped working properly, i was told about another site but you cant register on it so only episode 1 of everything is viewable!
I really liked the concept of both, but neither had given me a viable long term clean study tool so I set out to make my own with some twists (For the better i hope and that’s what I’m here to find out today)
So i want to introduce Anime Video Player, its a dual subtitle video player which puts the focus on the Japanese subtitle, you can highlight any word, text, phrase and it will be broken down into Hiragana (to help with readings) as well as google translated using the translate API to give you ‘the gist’ then you have links to Jisho J>E Dictionary and Yahoo’s J>J Dictionary.
Finally a little flashcard button which renders the video frame along with the context of the frame into fields so you can easily create sentence cards in your anki desks.
I have some settings included for things like adjusting subtitle offsets on both a Japanese and English basis separate to the video, and a play pause on highlight option so you can play the video and have it stop when you highlight a subtitle but auto continue when you move the mouse away.
It’s not currently released as i am still actively working on it. But i was hoping to gather some initial feedback, share the tool with you, gauge interest and possibly gather some suggestions if any
EDIT: Just to clarify, the google translate is not for getting the ‘translation’ but just for guiding the viewer looking at ‘what is X word’ or ‘what does this grammar point do for Y word’ the combination of English subtitles, Japanese subtitles and being able to pick at words with google translate seemed helpful to me for correctly identifying how and why the sentence works. (Obviously, don’t rely on the AI Translation to be the main source of information here its just for “The Gist”)