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13 Dec, 2011 08:31 PM

I have a number of videos which I'd like to caption/subtitle, and the Universal Subtitles interface is the best one I've ever found for quickly transcribing content and matching the subtitles up with the video. It's fantastic!

However, I don't necessarily want all of these videos to be publicly displayed on the Universal Subtitles homepage. Some, I don't mind, but others contain information that is designed for internal use in an organization I belong to. I also don't want people to be able to stumble upon one of these long works in progress and change my subtitles without my permission.

It would be perfect if you could add two things:
1. A checkbox to mark a video as "private" so that it would only be accessible to people who have the URL and wouldn't show up on the Universal Subtitles homepage; and
2. A button to allow the owner of a given video to delete it and its subtitles from the site altogether. (This would be helpful, for instance, if I've created and downloaded the subtitle file and don't want the text from the video to remain on the web.)

With these two additions, I think Universal Subtitles would be absolutely perfect for my subtitling needs. I'm still so impressed with what you've done here so far!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by m.shamraeva on 13 Dec, 2011 11:40 PM

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    Hi Justin,

    Thank you for using UniversalSubtitles and for your words of appreciation. We value your participation and support.

    It is planned to include privacy control for videos and subtitles into one of the next releases of UniversalSubtitles, which is scheduled early next year. It is expected that this will be a premium feature, available to holders of paid accounts. Please stay tuned for updates.

    Regarding deletion of videos, please note that UniversalSubtitles promotes collective, Wiki-type captioning and translation of videos and that deleting videos and subtitle tracks at will is considered to be against the concept and spirit of collaborative subtitling. Hence, videos are normally taken down only after a formal DMCA process. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that he/she has all the permissions to publish the video and/or subtitles at - please check out Terms of Service ( for details.

    Best regards,

    Margarita Shamraeva
    QA Analyst
    UniversalSubtitles team

  2. m.shamraeva closed this discussion on 13 Dec, 2011 11:40 PM.

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