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September 16, 2012, 06:44:37 PM
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We Us Coins site:
http://www.weusecoins.com/

As of the time of this point the video on youtube has 1,214,172 views:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um63OQz3bjo

While the video isn't perfect (don't let perfect be the enemy of good) it is a great introduction to Bitcoin for the non-technical.  Translating this and producing copies in multiple languages would be useful to increase public exposure to Bitcoin.   I am not talking about some low quality dub.  Based on the quality the original I am going to assume it was produced professionally (voice actor talent, multiple takes, professional sound mixing, etc).  

Lacking any Audio Video technology we are interested in some feedback on costs and feasibility.  Any AV experts have an idea of what it would cost to produce a high quality translated port?  If there any interest to crowdfund this.  Our company would be willing to provide a financial contribution is we can get some estimates.

Generally speaking Bitcoin needs some extensive localization in all aspects.  Developers users, and supports who be looking at including foreign language support in clients, services, exchanges, documentation, wiki, etc.   Getting the we use coins video to support multiple languages is a good start.

The most common languages spoken around the world:
 1 ) Mandarin - 935 million
 2 ) Spanish - 387 million
 3 ) English - 365 million
 4 ) Hindi - 295 million
 5 ) Arabic - 280 million
 6 ) Portuguese - 204 million
 7 ) Bengali - 202 million
 8 ) Russian - 160 million
 9 ) Japanese - 127 million
10 ) German - 92 million
11 ) Wu - 80 million
12 ) Indonesian - 76 million
...
17 ) Korean - 75 million
18 ) French - 73 million
...
23 ) Italian - 69 million





Spanish is probably an easy first choice.  Spanish speaking voice acting talent is common in the United States given the large hispanic population.  With all the financial restrictions being imposed in South America, Spanish speaking resources are the low hanging fruit.  Looks like Spanish, German, and Italian are already supported, thanks etlase2.

Thoughts?

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Looks like some languages are already supported.  Any ideas who produced them or if they would be willing to produce more translations.
CC A license would seem to support this kind of project.


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September 16, 2012, 07:28:16 PM
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Your wish is my command

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN0oqKUk7kY - spanish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kPNz0tdlj0 - german
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSUJqb33Sd8 - portuguese (or it could be esperanto)

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September 16, 2012, 07:59:08 PM
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Thoughts?

Answering the question posed in the topic, from the weusecoins website:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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September 16, 2012, 07:59:10 PM
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Thanks nice links.  Guess the low hanging fruit has already been plucked.  I guess Mandarin is an obvious next choice for further expansion of translating this video?  I see value in all of the remaining top six: Mandarin, Hindustani, Russian, and Arabic.  Russian is probably the one which pays the earliest "dividends" but honestly Arabic has some interesting applications. 
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September 16, 2012, 08:30:57 PM
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Looks like the video isn't public domain but the CC license appears to allow such translations:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Thoughts?

Answering the question posed in the topic, from the weusecoins website:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Reading the license it does look like CC A 3.0 would support translated versions.
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September 16, 2012, 08:37:44 PM
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On a similar topic does anyone have knowledge on youtube rankings and optimizations?

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bitcoin

The "Introduction to Bitcoin" video despite having lower number of views (50K vs 1.2M) and less "likes" (320 vs 2,181) is the first result from a youtube search on "bitcoin".  Noticed that the Intro video has a higher like % (94.6% vs 91.6%) is that the metric?  While you are there click anyways drop the we use coins a like if you haven't already.
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September 16, 2012, 08:44:52 PM
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Reading the license it does look like CC A 3.0 would support translated versions.

But of course Smiley Creative Commons is a set of licenses designed for permissive reasons, by the great Lawrence Lessig. The only CC license that would not support translations would be one including the NoDerivs option (which weusecoins don't use).

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Also, in many countries there's no such thing as "public domain", mine included, and for us CC0 - Creative Commons Zero - is the most permissive license possible.

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September 16, 2012, 08:50:58 PM
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Reading the license it does look like CC A 3.0 would support translated versions.

But of course Smiley Creative Commons is a set of licenses designed for permissive reasons, by the great Lawrence Lessig. The only CC license that would not support translations would be one including the NoDerivs option (which weusecoins don't use).

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Also, in many countries there's no such thing as "public domain", mine included, and for us CC0 - Creative Commons Zero - is the most permissive license possible.

Interesting.  Never considered the fact that some countries don't have a concept like "public domain".
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September 16, 2012, 11:53:59 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSUJqb33Sd8 - portuguese (or it could be esperanto)
Roll Eyes It's Italian...

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September 18, 2012, 03:40:19 PM
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Translated it to Hebrew:

http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/6ZFEv0eHGhc9/info/what-is-bitcoin/

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I have a friend who works for a company that makes flash corporate instructional videos for multinational corporations.  He has the contacts to hire voice actors and translators, re-dub, and can even replace the text in the video, if necessary.

I'm still narrowing down exactly what the cost would be, but it looks like it could be ~$1000 per language.

Does anyone know where to get the source files for the weusecoins video?  This would help keep costs down, because then he could just replace the text, instead of having to do masking to replace it.

I'm going to try to get a solid estimate on cost, and then try to raise the funds through crowdfunding on the forum.  I'm thinking Mandarin or Russian for the first one. 

I'll post an update once I get a more precise estimate. 

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October 02, 2012, 02:53:16 AM
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I have done a full translation of the video in arabic, wondering if someone could do the voice over or at least use it as subtitles
Every line in arabic has the corresponding english line under it to make subtitling easier.

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ما هو البتكوين؟   
What is bitcoin?

البتكوين هي اول عملة رقمية لامركزية            
bitcoin is the first digital decentralized currency

البتكوين هي عملة رقمية تستطيع ارسالها عبر الانترنت         
bitcoin is a digital coin you can send through the internet

بالمقارنة مع باقي العملات ، بتكوين لها مميزات عديدة         
compared to other alternatives, bitcoin has a number of advantages

يتم ارسال البتكوين مباشرة من شخص لآخر عبر الشبكة          
bitcoin is transferred directly from person via the net

دون الحاجة لبنك او وسيط            
without going through a bank or a clearing house

مما يعني ان العمولات ارخص بكثير            
this means that the fees are much lower

وتستطيع استخدامها حول العالم            
you can use them in any country

ولايمكن تجميد حسابك               
your account cannot be frozen

ولا متطلبات او حدود متغيرة            
and there are no prerequesits or arbitrary limits

لنرى كيف تعمل               
Let's look at how it works

يتم انشاء البتكوين حول الانترنت عن طريق اي شخص         
bitcoin is generated all over the internet by anybody

باستعمال برنامج مجاني يسمى "منجّم البتكوين"          
running a free application called a bitcoin miner

التنجيم يحتاج كمية عمل معينة لكل كتلة من العملات         
mining requires a certain amount of work for each block of coins

كمية العمل للكتل يتم تحديدها عن طريق الشبكة بحيث يتم انتاج البتكوين بطريقة متوقعة ومحدودة   
this amount is automatically adjusted by the network such the bitcoins are always created at a predictable and limited rate

يتم تخزين البتكوين في الحافظة الالكترونية            
your bitcoins are stored in your digital wallet

والتي تبدو مألوفة ان كنت تستخدم خدمات البنوك الاكترونية         
which might look familiar if you use online banking

عندما تنقل البتكوين يتم اضافة توقيع الكتروني         
When you transfer bitcoins an electronic signature is added

وبعد دقائق يتم تأكيد العملية عن طريق منجّم بتكوين اخر         
after a few minutes, a transaction is verified by a miner

ويتم تخزينها في الشبكة بشكل خفي ودائم            
and permenantly and anonymously stored in the network

برنامج البتكوين مفتوح المصدر بالكامل ويستطيع اي احد مراجعة النص المصدري      
bitcoin software is completely open sourced, and anybody can review the code

بتكوين ستغير الاقتصاد كما غيرت الانترنت النشر         
bitcoin changes finance the same way the web changed publishing

عندما يتاح للجميع الدخول لسوق عالمي            
when everyone has access to a global market

تبدأ الافكار العظيمة بالاشراق            
great ideas flourish

دعونا نرى بعض امثلة استخدام البتكوين اليوم            
let's look at some examples of how bitcoins are already used today

تستطيع شراء العاب الكمبيوتر            
you can purchase videogames

الهدايا               
gifts

الكتب               
books

الخوادم               
servers

وجوارب من جلد الالباكا            
and alpaka socks

هناك بورصات متعددة لاستبدال البتكوين بالدولار او اليورو او غيره         
several currency exchanges exist where you can trade your bitcoin for dollars, euros and more

البتكوين طريقة رائعة للمشاريع الصغيرة والاشخاص الموهوبين ليبرزوا      
bitcoins are a great way for small businesses and freelancers to get noticed

استقبال البتكوين لايكلف شيئا            
it doesn't cost anything to start accepting them

ليس هناك تكاليف اضافية او عمولات            
there are no chargebacks or fees

وتحصل على مصدر دخل من مجتمع البتكوين         
and you get additional business from the bitcoin economy

للحصول على البتكوين او لمزيد من المعلومات         
for your first bitcoins or more information

تفضل بزيارة               
visit

weusecoins.com            
weusecoins.com

Edit: Anyone is free to use the work I did translating this, it would be nice put me in the credits but I am not forcing it, doing it for the community.

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October 03, 2012, 01:22:15 AM
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I'll just leave this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdWgvOxjYi8

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October 19, 2012, 08:29:20 PM
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Here is Slovenian version.
Matija Mazi translated the script and i did the studio work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrLzaeQpCRc
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April 05, 2013, 06:42:18 PM
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Your wish is my command

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN0oqKUk7kY - spanish

I re-edited the spanish version to fit better the narration with the video, here it is the new version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceef71b0zSo Smiley

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