Automatic Subtitle download + synchronization


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Hello all,

First of all, this is my first post here and I'd like to thanks all the people behind addic7ed and making the subs for their hard work. Truly thanks.

The reason I'm posting is that I'm currently building an open-source tool (not exposed yet, next week probably) that can synchronize subtitles of any TV series (or movies) automatically, using machine learning, and with a very good accuracy. I've tested it on many TV episodes and it works very well, almost flawlessly. Takes about 30 seconds to synchronize, which isn't much compared to manual subtitle search.

I've seen somewhere that addic7ed is thinking about providing an API for retrieving subtitles. Do you have more information about this ? This would be truly great, as I could go a step further and implement this in the tool, to directly retrieve a subtitle for a given movie + synchronize it. However, the consequence will be that users would not go to the addic7ed website and that bothers me. What do you feel would be right in the tool to compensate for it ? A link to the website feels like the bare minimum. Let me know if you have something better in mind.

Best,

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Yeah, bring it on!

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omg, it's a good idea! I'm interessed 

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Hello there!

 

First of all, thank you for your contribution to the subtitle scene and OSS. 

You are a bit ahead of us since we're still working on the API (in Addic7ed time, our usual release time -for everything- is 'when it's done). 

I can't tell you for sure when the API will be released. 

Indeed the API would lower website traffic and increase needed resources so we're still figuring that one out. 

I'll send you a PM once we're done or close to finish, that should help :-) 

We can also test your app if you want. We're always excited about new subtitle software and increase our productivity, and your program seems a perfect match :-)

 

Cheers!

 

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Yeah, that's great! I'm very curious to see your app!

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I'd love to test this out when available, sounds awesome!

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Hello there!

 

First of all, thank you for your contribution to the subtitle scene and OSS. 

You are a bit ahead of us since we're still working on the API (in Addic7ed time, our usual release time -for everything- is 'when it's done). 

I can't tell you for sure when the API will be released. 

Indeed the API would lower website traffic and increase needed resources so we're still figuring that one out. 

I'll send you a PM once we're done or close to finish, that should help :-) 

We can also test your app if you want. We're always excited about new subtitle software and increase our productivity, and your program seems a perfect match :-)

 

Cheers!

 

​BTW I'm the developer of Bazarr, a subtitles downloading tools. Since you added this reCaptcha, our user aren't able to use addic7ed as subtitle provider in Bazarr. I'm really interested in this new API you are working on.

Of course, I guess that using an API would be less intensive on your server farm than scrapping the website. I don't have stats for addic7ed but I can tell you that Bazarr is currently making around 20 millions of request to OpenSubtitles every week. I'm pretty sure you'll benefit from decrease the impact of those kind of numbers on your infrastructure.

Thanks for providing fantastic subtitles to the community!

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