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Netflix Japanese content

(2017-07-19, 2:34 am)loonytik Wrote: Don't know if someone have said this already, but almost all Netflix original series have a Japanese dub(+ Japanese subs) when you set your Netflix on Japanese(I just mean the language setting, no VPN needed). If you set your language of Netflix on a other language than Japanese these options are hidden, no idea why, but pretty neat imo! butloads of content!

Also be noted, the Japanese subs of the Netflix originals do not match with the Japanese dubs.

Also Rick and Morty is hilarious as well in Japanese haha.

Also some non-netflix series and movies gain a Japanese dub option, but way less than compared to netflix originals.

Been going through Friends like this. Shame the subs don't match the dubs though.
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Big update for anyone who is interested in ripping the subtitles from Netflix. Someone has pointed out a much easier and better method than the one I had been using previously, and it works on ALL shows that have Japanese subtitles.

It simply involves the following:

1. Open developer mode Network Monitor in your browser.
2. filter "/range/44-"
3. Start playing a video and turn on Japanese subtitles.
4. You should see an item appear in the Network monitor. Copy the URL
5. Replace the "44-" in the URL with "999999999-"
6. Download and rename to .zip extension.

Subtitles are images, so you need to do OCR to get text.
For Chinese/Korean/Arabic/possibly others, you will filter "/range/35-" instead of "/range/44-".

I've updated my guide on my blog which goes into a bit more detail and has screenshots: http://www.nihongonobaka.com/extracting-...m-netflix/
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Since Google Drive has the option of OCRing an image I thought I would give that a shot.

I extracted the subtitles from an episode of 弱虫ペダル then used imagemagick to remove the alpha layer, add a white background, and then appended all of the images into a single file:


Code:
mogrify -alpha off *.png
mogrify -negate *.png
convert *.png -append out.png


You can see the resulting file here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5du-y...llQYUc2TmM

Then I followed these instructions for OCR in Google Drive: https://business.tutsplus.com/tutorials/...-cms-20460


And got the following result: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18wvQ...sp=sharing

So it's a bit of a mess since all the text is now just strung together, but that could probably be addressed by inserting some kind of delimiter for each individual subtitle image file. But symbols (like the music notes) and furigana still create some problems.
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Just another update here, someone has released a tool to let you batch download subtitles from Netflix: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/26654-...downloader

I have once again updated my guide: http://www.nihongonobaka.com/extracting-...m-netflix/
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(2017-11-05, 3:09 pm)Zarxrax Wrote: I have once again updated my guide: http://www.nihongonobaka.com/extracting-...m-netflix/

Do you actually rip the audio or video in some way as well?
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(2017-11-06, 12:13 am)tokyostyle Wrote: ZarxraxI have once again updated my guide: http://www.nihongonobaka.com/extracting-...m-netflix/

Do you actually rip the audio or video in some way as well?

I don't, but it is possible to rip the audio if one wanted to.
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I'm halfway through the newest season on terrace house. I think it would be fair to rename it "
What happens when men use romantic comedies techniques in real life"  Big Grin

I wish they would remove the romance angle most of it is cringingly bad ><
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Not sure who all is still following this thread, but I'm taking requests again if anyone would like me to rip and ocr subs from any netflix series available on US netflix.
I'm currently processing the following: 100万円の女たち, Gantz_O, Tokyo.Idols, ファイナルファンタジーXIV.光のお父さん, & 炎の転校生REBORN.

I've also been working on a basic gui and standalone windows version of the ocr tool, which should make it a whole lot easier for people without experience using commandline tools to rip and ocr their own subs.
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Hmm Terrace house I suppose :/ but I dig the QVC channel for listening practice as they repeat a lot of words.
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(2017-12-09, 1:41 pm)nihonscope Wrote: Hmm Terrace house I suppose :/ but I dig the QVC channel for listening practice as they repeat a lot of words.

I've already ripped most of terrace house, you can find it a couple posts up in the link to my guide. I might be missing some of the latest episodes though. I'll check and make sure I keep that one up to date.
Edited: 2017-12-09, 6:47 pm
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(2017-11-06, 8:32 pm)juniperpansy Wrote: I'm halfway through the newest season on terrace house. I think it would be fair to rename it "
What happens when men use romantic comedies techniques in real life"  Big Grin

I wish they would remove the romance angle most of it is cringingly bad ><

The writers are running out of material and the actors are being pushed to the limits of their "talent" with the declining scripts.
Edited: 2017-12-09, 7:04 pm
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Yeah it seems to be moving that way unfortunately.

OK this may be a stupid question but is there a way to only show native Japanese programming? The asian shows all have English titles and I have to actually click on the show to see if it is Japanese (or Korean etc). I would like to be able to know that information without having to click the show. If I just search "Japanese" it lists Korean shows as well
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(2017-12-10, 4:48 pm)juniperpansy Wrote: Yeah it seems to be moving that way unfortunately.

OK this may be a stupid question but is there a way to only show native Japanese programming? The asian shows all have English titles and I have to actually click on the show to see if it is Japanese (or Korean etc). I would like to be able to know that information without having to click the show. If I just search "Japanese" it lists Korean shows as well

Here you go: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/100385
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(2017-12-10, 4:48 pm)juniperpansy Wrote: OK this may be a stupid question but is there a way to only show native Japanese programming?

It's not a stupid question. I have my Netflix all in Japanese and every title and description in Japanese regardless of the original language of the program. Since everything looks exactly the same I was actually a little surprised when I flipped on Tokyo Idols and it was actually all in Japanese just because I assumed by the title it was going to be in English. (The title is "Tokyo Idols" where as most other documentaries have kanji or katakana titles.)
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I've got some cool updates on everything.

First, I have made a bunch of new subtitles available! I've doubled the amount of shows that I had previously ripped.

Secondly, I have released an updated application for performing OCR on netflix subtitles. The changes are as follows:
- added graphical user interface
- fixed issues with unicode file/folder names
- it should output correct SRT files now
- multiple languages are supported for OCR
- standalone windows package available (no longer requires installing python and various packages)

You can find all downloads and instructions here: http://www.nihongonobaka.com/extracting-...m-netflix/

Finally, I would be greatful if someone on Mac and Linux could help me build packages for those systems. I can help provide directions on how to do so, if you are reasonably proficient with a command line and python.
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Sounds great! I can help on Linux... but I don't have a Netflix account, is it necessary?
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(2017-12-24, 2:30 am)faneca Wrote: Sounds great! I can help on Linux... but I don't have a Netflix account, is it necessary?

Actually come to think of it, I guess I should be able to build the package on linux through a virtual machine. Don't think I can do that on a mac though.

Edit: yep, I managed to build it on Linux. Confirmed working on a clean ubuntu install. Now all that's left is Mac.
Edited: 2017-12-26, 4:53 pm
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