There’s no topic for it, so thought of creating a small note.
1.How is it calculated?
% subbed for 1 episode = number of subtitles done / total subtitles
Total subtitles = total segments = D
2.Is the % in the subtitle editor the same as the % shown in the list of episodes?
Is the % in the list of episodes the same as the % shown in the video?
Not always because the updating of % can ask time.
The real % = % in subtitle editor
The one that is nearer to the real one = % shown when you click on the video and not the % shown in the list of episodes.
=> So if viewers don’t see the same % you see in the subtitle editor, it’s normal.
You can tell them to click on the video to see a more accurate % or communicate the real %.
3.How to calculate the % of subbing accurately for a mod or volunteer for 1 part? ©
3.1. Find how many subs to be done in 1 part = A
Ctrl + F: search for “add” or “add a subtitle”
Or the same word or sentence in your language that means “add a subtitle” = the basic sentence shown in each subtitle box before anyone enters a sub.
You have the number of subs to be done for each part = A
What’s its use?
-know how long it will take to fill one part or to sub an episode, if it’s a short part, etc… to organize your time.
Normally 1 part ~ 100 subs ~ 15 min-20 min-30 min-40 min
If I have a part of 80 subs and need a break of 20 min while doing a report: I know I can have time to sub this part and finish it and come back to write my report.
=> most subbers want to take the short parts and leave the longer parts when you communicate them the number of subs to be done for each part (on a googlesheet for ex:
Column 1 => part 1, p2, etc.
Column 2 => number of subs to be done)
So you have:
P1 | 100 subs
P2 | 130 subs
P3 | 94 subs
P4 | 78 subs
So it’s up to mods to communicate the number of subs for each part, but each subber can calculate it themselves.
3.2 Knowing how many subs you did in 1 part = B
Ctrl+F: your username - 1 (don’t count the one showing in the chat box) = B
=> at this point: B/A = the % shown on top of that part in the subtitle editor = C
=> could report the % of each part to calculate the % subbed for 1 ep.
In the case you edit, B being the numer of edited subs: B/A = the % of errors you fixed for 1 part
This % is not indicated on Viki.
4.How to calculate the % of subbing for 1 episode?
Since the % shown in the list of episode and the % shown when you click on the video are not always the real % (updating time), the only way for you to know the real % => wait for the updating to be done once the subbing part is finished or calculate it yourselves (automatic formula in a google sheet) and avoid looking at the main page of an episode to gain time.
4.1 Reporting each % for each part: approximative method
You need C (= % done for each part) so you have C1, C2, C3, C4 for each part representing the % of completion for each part.
Sum the % of completion for each part and divide by the number of parts.
If an episode has 4 parts:
P1: 100% subbed = C1
P2: 50% subbed = C2
P3: 0% subbed = C3
P4: 0% subbed = C4
C1 + C2 + C3 + C4 / 4 parts = (100%+50%)/4 = 37.5% => the episode is 37.5% subbed
If you have less or more parts, same:
(20%+50%)/3 parts = 23.33% subbed for the ep
It’s useful when you work with googlesheets and copy paste the same formula from ep 1 until the end. It will calculate automatically without you having to write again the formula.
Important precision: if you take % to calculate another %, it will always be approximative.
To know the real % for 1 episode, you will have to use numbers of subs filled in each part and not their %.
Read 4.2 to calculate real % using bulk translation or the longer method.
4.2 Real %: calculate with real numbers and not taking % (taking a % is taking a truncated number) => accurate method
Either: enter Bulk translation, top left:
Number of subs done for the ep / number of segments =% subbed for the ep
You need A for each part (number of subs done for each part) and the number of segments of the episode D.
(A1+A2+A3+A4)/ number of segments D = % done
The easiest and the most accurate way: bulk translation and take 2 numbers on top left, divide.
The one that could be the easiest if you work with googlesheets: since each subber indicates the % he did, use directly these % (but it won’t be as accurate as methods in 4.2).
Insert a formula to add them and divide by the number of parts.
PS: to have %, result × 100