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Thai Subtitle Converter

Grinning Gecko LogoIf you’re reading this you probably download Thai subtitles for movies and TV shows from ThaiSubtitle.com. As I discovered a little over a year ago, the character encoding they use is incompatible with VLC and MPlayer OSX Extended on Mac OSX. At the time of the discovery I figured out a way to transcode the subtitle files, but it involved the command-line and a bunch of typing. This annoyed me, so I created an online version that does exactly the same thing, but without having to navigate around in Terminal.

If you make use of this tool, feel free to leave a comment. It’s totally free, and there’s no limitation to how often you use it. Enjoy.

Thai Subtitle Converter | Grinning Gecko Labs

reTranslate

Grinning Gecko LogoI finally got around to setting up my labs environment, and the first project I threw together is one I’ve been meaning to for awhile.

I use Google Translate a lot, and find it to be a fantastic service. The problem is that a lot of the translation I do is from English to Thai, and I have no idea what the Thai side says, or if it’s even close to what I’m trying to convey in English. So I inevitably copy the Thai, paste it into the translate box, switch my languages and hit Translate again. This is tedious.

So I created reTranslate. Utilizing The Power of Google it works basically the same as their translation page. Enter a phrase in some language, select your source and target languages and hit Translate. Then when the translation comes through you can hit reTranslate and it will translate the translated text back to the original language.