All the main application functions work well with any MP3 file, though subtitle files will make your life easier.
The major advantage is that you would not need to switch to another application to see the text, if a fragment of your audio is not clear.
Let’s have a look at how the main window changes if a subtitle file is opened:
First, a subtitles area appears. Depending on whether "Show always" button is switched on or off the application behaves differently.
"Show always" is switched on:
Subtitles are shown at all times corresponding to the selected sound fragment.
"Show always" is switched off:
To see subtitles for the selected fragment press in the subtitles area.
Subtitles will disappear when you move onto the next fragment. Also you can hide them by quickly pressing
again in the subtitles area. I suggest you study in this mode as it trains your hearing better.
See more on Learning Methodology page.
You can translate an unknown word in subtitles. First, select it by pressing on it for a few seconds. Then, press "Find in the Dictionary" button.
Your dictionary app should be chosen at Settings Screen.
Select more, less, all text
Copy into Clipboard
On the phone: Switch to file information or notes or back to subtitles
Subtitle file can have a table of content. In this case "Go" button shows "Heading" item. Also notches appear on the progress bar, showing headings’ positions.
This application supports two formats of subtitles:
- SRT (SubRip) format:
The most common subtitle format for movies. Files should have "srt" extension.
- WorkAudioBook HTML format:
Subtitles format specially designed for this application. It is fully compatible with HTML format of web pages.
Files should have "html", "htm" or "txt" extensions.
Secondary subtitles. Apart from the main subtitles, you can open additional ones.
For example, if you learn Russian and you have a sound track of some Russian movie and subtitles in Russian and English,
you can open English subtitles as primary, and Russian as secondary.
In this case, if you doubt your translation of a Russian phrase, you can look into the version translated by the professional.
To open secondary subtitles, press "Open" > "Secondary Subtitles File"
Use this button to switch between primary and secondary subtitles:
If subtitles file’s name matches with the name of the MP3 file, for example, there is a file named
"SomeBook.html", "SomeBook.htm", "SomeBook.txt" or "SomeBook.srt" in the same folder with "SomeBook.mp3" file –
then the application will open such files automatically together with opening the MP3 file.
If the name of a subtitles file differs from the name of the MP3 file – you can open it separately with the help of "Open" button,
after MP3 is opened. Please, pay attention, that the "SomeBook.html", "SomeBook.htm" or "SomeBook.txt" files should have a specific
markup according to WorkAudioBook HTML format, not just to be an arbitrary text files.