About Media Block-wise Player
Media Block-wise Player is free experimental web application that allows self learning of foreign language ‘by playing’. It refines the process of active listening and reading of shared ‘articles’. The leading principle is: Article is split into short, easily repeatable ‘blocks’ and the script, audio and translation(s) media are ‘block’-wise synchronized. Media are contributed and shared by the community.
What is Article?
Article is represented by:
Text - meaningful text separated into short "blocks" by pipeline chracters '|'. Technically it's a plain text file in UTF8 coding.
Audio - audio recording of the text. mp3 and wav formats are supported.
SyncFile - text file that contains the time marks that synchronize blocks of text with audio. See more below.
Translation - "block-wise" translation of the text into any other language. Blocks are separated by '|'.
Recommended file name format- examples:
FR_Histoire04_1.txt - French article Histoire04_1 text
FR_Histoire04_1.mp3 - audio of the same text
FR_Histoire04_1.mbpsf - SyncFile related to audio and text
FR_Histoire04_1_EN.txt - block-wise translation into English
How to play Article?
[CHOOSE MEDIA FROM DISK] > Select AUDIO, ORIGINAL SCRIPT and SYNC FILEs, optionally also PARALLEL TRANSLATION > SELECT
Before [PLAY] you may set some of the parameters (Pause between blocks, Block repetition, Forward or Random direction, visibility of Script and/or Parallel translation) or use one of Play settings.
Click on [Play/Pause] button and have a fun!
What is SyncFile?
SyncFile is text file with .mbpsf suffix that contains the time marks that synchronize blocks of text with audio.
Selected parts of audio may be even skipped, typically when no speech is performed, e.g. music only.
To Create SyncFile or Edit existing one click on button [CREATE/EDIT SYNC FILE] and follow other HELPs.
ONLINE Library is currently suspended, choose media files from your disk instead.
Designed and developed by email@example.com and the students of 'Development of information systems' course at Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics at Comenius University, Bratislava in 2019 and 2020 . Apology for possible minor bugs and typos.