I wanted to know the difference between Viki subs and NX subs for the same drama and took an example.
For ex, ep 01 of Queen for 7 days:
|VIKI compared to NETFLIX|
|Number of subtitle lines:||-91||lines|
|Subtitle length - maximum:||+70||chars|
|Subtitle length - average:||+13||chars|
|Subtitle, number of lines - average:||=|
|Single line length - minimum:||=|
|Single line length - maximum:||+48||chars|
|Single line length - average:||+21||chars|
|Duration - minimum:||+0,06||s|
|Duration - maximum:||+2,32||s|
|Duration - average:||+1,25||s|
|Characters/sec - minimum:||-0,63||cps|
|Characters/sec - maximum:||+12,33||cps|
|Characters/sec - average:||-0,88||cps|
Ex: Viki subtite max length has +70 chars compared to NX (compare the longest subtitle between 2 platforms).
Note: For the single line length, Viki max is around 90 characters and Netflix max is 42 characters.
|Number of subtitle lines: 632||Number of subtitle lines: 541|
|Number of characters as Timed Text 1.0 (.xml): 87 540||Number of characters as SubRip (.srt): 46 349|
|Number of characters in text only: 19 799||Number of characters in text only: 24 214|
|Total duration of all subtitles: 00:25:03,210||Total duration of all subtitles: 00:32:43,650|
|Total characters/second: 13,2 seconds||Total characters/second: 12,3 seconds|
|Total words in subtitle: 3 841||Total words in subtitle: 4 521|
|Number of italic tags: 64||Number of italic tags: 77|
|Number of bold tags: 0||Number of bold tags: 0|
|Number of underline tags: 0||Number of underline tags: 0|
|Number of font tags: 834||Number of font tags: 0|
|Number of alignment tags: 13||Number of alignment tags: 0|
|Subtitle length - minimum: 4 (#558, #598)||Subtitle length - minimum: 4 (#43, #88, #250, #518)|
|Subtitle length - maximum: 79 (#134, #354, #519)||Subtitle length - maximum: 149 (#84)|
|Subtitle length - average: 31||Subtitle length - average: 44|
|Subtitle, number of lines - average: 1,3||Subtitle, number of lines - average: 1,1|
|Single line length - minimum: 4 (#558, #598)||Single line length - minimum: 4 (#43, #88, #250, #518)|
|Single line length - maximum: 42 (#89,…)||Single line length - maximum: 90 (#84)|
|Single line length - average: 23||Single line length - average: 44|
|Double line number: 202||Double line number: 75 = 32 (br) + 43 (auto)|
|Double line %: 32%||Double line %: 14% (single line average length: 44)|
|Duration - minimum: 0,834 seconds (#193, #457)||Duration - minimum: 0,890 seconds (#236)|
|Duration - maximum: 6,507 seconds (#208: 49 char)||Duration - maximum: 8,830 seconds (#13)|
|Duration - average: 2,378 seconds||Duration - average: 3,630 seconds|
|Characters/sec - minimum: 2,468 (#222)||Characters/sec - minimum: 1,843 (#250)|
|Characters/sec - maximum: 29,188 (#285 : 56 char)||Characters/sec - maximum: 41,520 (#163 : 71 char)|
|Characters/sec - average: 13,234||Characters/sec - average: 12,351|
Duration is in seconds.
Other data are in characters
cps = characters per second = characters number / duration. The max cps is 21 cps for the Latin alphabet.
#: subtitle number 1…
|1||00:01,9||00:04,4||2,5||41||17||8||1506 (King Jung Jong’s 1st year of reign)|
|2||00:05,2||00:11,7||6,5||54||8||10||Subtitles brought to you by The History Tellers @ Viki|
|3||00:12,9||00:15,8||2,9||17||6||3||She’s so pitiful!|
|4||00:15,8||00:18,6||2,9||52||18||10||Still, at one point, she was Her Highness the Queen.|
|5||00:18,6||00:22,6||4,0||82||21||16||What Queen? She couldn’t even endure for 10 days and got kicked out of the palace.|
1. Comparison between CPS for this episode:
CPS Occurrence: how often does this CPS appear in subtitles? (10 times = 10 subtitles…)
CPS Occurence %: proportion of subtitles that have this CPS for ep 01
Average chars: for this CPS, how many characters are there on average?
Average words: for this CPS, how many words are there on average?
Average duration in sec: for this CPS, how long does the subtitle last?
The first line on the table = the value of cps [0-2 cps]…
50% of subs between 10-16 cps (~ 5-8 words for 2,5 s)
14 subs with a cps ≥ 22 cps (max: 30 cps)
50% of subs between 6-14 cps (~ 5-9 words for 3,8 s)
22 subs with a cps ≥ 22 cps (max: 42 cps)
2. Comparison between characters number: