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- 05/15/13--13:09: _Win a signed LC9 CD...
- 05/16/13--16:53: _Welcome to Viki U: ...
- 05/18/13--04:00: _Which F4 Version Ru...
- 05/20/13--11:18: _Hot Spring Trend: P...
- 05/22/13--03:30: _Revenge K-Drama ‘Sh...
- 05/23/13--01:18: _EXO Releases Teaser...
- 05/23/13--22:06: _Universal Music Com...
- 05/25/13--04:00: _K-Dramas in the Rea...
- 05/28/13--10:13: _Star Siblings: Beau...
- 05/29/13--19:01: _Going Beyond Psy: E...
- 05/30/13--04:35: _EXO Releases ‘Wolf’...
- 05/30/13--22:26: _Community member co...
- 05/31/13--15:00: _Access Viki.com in ...
- 06/03/13--18:07: _Why Do We Love Brom...
- 06/05/13--16:15: _The summer heats up...
- 06/06/13--11:24: _Win a Signed EXO "X...
- 06/11/13--21:54: _Viki U: Don't Know ...
- 06/14/13--16:04: _Loving the Many Sid...
- 06/15/13--09:26: _Are you on Tumblr? ...
- 06/18/13--11:50: _Enter Lee Min Ho’s ...
- 05/15/13--13:09: Win a signed LC9 CD in our video scavenger hunt!
- Watch the music video below of the boys’ title track, “MaMa Beat.”
- Send a Tweet @Viki that includes: How many times does someone say “Mama Beat” the video (including the shoutout)? What’s your favorite line from the video?
- Add “#VikiLC9 @Viki” to the end of your Tweet.
- LC9 said “Mama Beat” 2 times and my fav line is What’s up, Viki? This is LC9! #VikiLC9 @Viki
- 05/16/13--16:53: Welcome to Viki U: Learn How to Subtitle!
- Global video viewing: Most videos on Viki are not available globally due to license restrictions; however, QCs are able to contribute to and watch most videos, regardless of regional availability. Because our QCs are the best in the world, this also helps ensure quality subtitles in multiple languages.
- Tickets to concerts and events: We often get tickets to special events, premiers and concerts; we give these to QCs in the event region whenever possible.
- Exclusive gifts, games and prizes: Receive occasional QC-only gifts and prizes and play games only available to QCs.
- Official certification for students and professional translators: For those looking for experience on resumes and college entrance applications, we can provide an official certificate of your contributions on Viki.
- Early access to information about shows, product updates and more: Receive a regular email newsletter that includes information about upcoming titles, product releases and much more. You learn about it before anyone else does.
More perks coming soon!
To apply for QC status, send us a message through theViki Help Center, telling us why you'd make a great QC. A Viki staff member will review your application and get back to you quickly!
- 05/18/13--04:00: Which F4 Version Rules Them All?
- 05/20/13--11:18: Hot Spring Trend: Polka Dots!
- 05/22/13--03:30: Revenge K-Drama ‘Shark’ Is Coming to Viki
- 05/23/13--01:18: EXO Releases Teaser Video for Its Upcoming Album!
- 05/23/13--22:06: Universal Music Comes to Viki!
- 05/25/13--04:00: K-Dramas in the Real World: Texts to a Bestie Part 2
- 05/28/13--10:13: Star Siblings: Beautiful and Famous Run in the Family!
- 05/29/13--19:01: Going Beyond Psy: Essential K-Pop Tracks
- 05/30/13--04:35: EXO Releases ‘Wolf’ Music Video in Korean and Mandarin
- 05/30/13--22:26: Community member contributions are back!
- 05/31/13--15:00: Access Viki.com in Spanish!
- 06/03/13--18:07: Why Do We Love Bromance?
- 06/05/13--16:15: The summer heats up and love is in the air!
- 06/06/13--11:24: Win a Signed EXO "XOXO" CD in the ‘Wolf’ Scavenger Hunt!
- 06/11/13--21:54: Viki U: Don't Know Another Language? Try Captioning!
- 06/14/13--16:04: Loving the Many Sides of B2ST
- 06/15/13--09:26: Are you on Tumblr? So's Viki!
- 06/18/13--11:50: Enter Lee Min Ho’s Birthday Scavenger Hunt!
Nega Network has kindly given Viki FIVE signed copies of LC9’s album “Skirmish” that we’re giving away to Viki community members in a music video scavenger hunt! So hurry up and get watching!
HOW TO ENTER:
WINNERS: The winners will be announced on Monday, May 27th. The five lucky winners will be contacted via Direct Message on Twitter — so be sure to check your direct messages! You also must be following @Viki on Twitter. Winners must respond to our message within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Don’t miss out on this exciting chance to win your own autographed copy of LC9’s debut album “Skirmish”!
Subtitling is easy, fun, addictive and comes with cool benefits (see “QC status” below). If you’ve wanted to try but never knew where to start, welcome to Viki U -- a series of tutorials, tips, tools and more, all designed to get you started quickly. Favorite the Viki U Channel to get notified when new videos are added!
How to Subtitle
There are literally thousands of videos to subtitle or edit. However, on popular on-air channels with many volunteers, it’s courtesy to let the channel manager or moderators know that you’d like to contribute.
To get started, navigate to a video that you’d like to subtitle. Then click on the “Subtitle Editor” button that appears at the top right of the video. Watch this quick tutorial on subtitling:
How to Segment
New to segmenting? Test your skills on a short clip (e.g., music video or news) or a Channel with fewer volunteers (e.g., Classics). Only “designated segmenters” can add segments to on-air dramas; to become a designated segmenter, please contact the Channel Manager or Moderator.
To get started, click on the “Subtitle Editor” button at the top right of all video pages. Watch this tutorial on how to segment (the community organized mentoring programs Segmenting 101 and Learning by doing include more tips):
Giving Qualified Contributor (QC) status to volunteers is our way of recognizing the most passionate, active and supportive members of the community, or those who consistently contribute, and have written at least 3,000 high-quality sentences or cut 2,000 segments.
Being a QC on Viki means:
Need help? Let us know!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us through the Viki Help Center. Make sure to also follow us on Facebook and
|Cast members for the F4 from around the world|
Watch the first episode of the Korean Drama “Boys Over Flowers” to see the world-famous F4 entrance scene:
There has been much debate over the years about which version of the F4 is the hottest and has the most chemistry as a group. Vote now to let us know which is your favorite!
If you need an any more obvious indicator that playful polka dots are the latest fashion rage this spring, you don’t have to look any farther than your favorite celebrities and recent popular Asian dramas. Here are just a few celebrities who’ve been seen sporting this in-again pattern recently.
Nikki Hsieh wears a pink star-spotted sweater, a twist on the classic polka-dot print, in the current Taiwanese drama “Princess’ Stand In.”
Nikki Hsieh and James Wen in “Princess’ Stand In”
Check out which Hollywood stars, including Christina Aguilera, Emma Stone, and Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian (“Keeping Up With the Kardashians”), are seeing spots!
Yoon Eun Hye’s character wore a variety of spotted patterns in the recent drama “I Miss You”(2012).
|Yoon Eun Hye in “I Miss You”|
Secret’s Song Ji Eun and Han Sunhwa look bright and ready for summer in polka dots and ponytails in their teaser photos for their latest mini-album, “Letter From Secret.”
Whether it’s the classic polka dot or a variety of spots made up of stars or animals, this fashion trend will definitely be “spot on” with the warmer weather!
On May 27th, one of the most highly-anticipated Korean dramas of the year will premiere on Viki. Shark (상어), starring top actors Kim Nam Gil and Son Ye Jin, is a revenge thriller about a man who changes his identity to strike back against the family who ruined his life. Watch the dark, foreboding trailer below:
EXO will give the first comeback performance of their title track "Wolf" on May 30th. For this release, the 12 members of EXO will be performing together rather than separately as the two six-member subunits, EXO-K (Korean) and EXO-M (Mandarin). "Wolf" is a dubstep/hip-hop track with a wild and powerful beat. It also has a storytelling side to it, which reminds one of a European fairytale, accompanied by lyrics full of wit.
The group’s first full-length album,“XOXO (Kiss & Hug),” will contain 10 tracks in both Korean and Mandarin, including songs that were used in the teasers for their "MAMA" album, such as "Baby, Don't Cry," and "My Lady." EXO's new album will hit the shelves on June 3rd worldwide.
Since its debut in 2012, EXO has won numerous New Artist awards in both Korea and China and has been lauded for the members’ high-energy hip-hop dance and vocal skills.
Add the EXO Channel to your Favorites on Viki to be notified when more teaser videos and full-length music video are released!
Have you been enjoying the music videos and exclusive footage on Viki's music section lately? Since we launched this exciting category one year ago at Music Matters, Asia's biggest music and culture showcase, we've brought you everything from exclusive online fan hangouts to contests and music video premieres. But this is only the beginning!
Today, we are proud to announce our partnership with Universal Music Group, the largest music label in the world. We'll be bringing 7,500 new music videos from global superstars like Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Rihanna, and a host of international artists like PSY, 2AM, B2ST, Wonder Girls, Vanessa Paradis, Sheryfa Luna, Eason Chen and Kelly Chen. All will be available to our viewers in Southeast Asia and Qualified Contributors worldwide.
You can enjoy the videos even more with subtitles including karaoke! Just head over to Viki U and get started with our subtitle tutorials before you add song lyrics.
Here are some of the other amazing artists you can now watch on Viki, as part of our new partnership with Universal Music Group:
Black Eyed Peas
Carly Jae Repsen
This is a guest blog post from Coco and Vivi of Kdrama Fighting!
Did you know these famous celebrities also have famous siblings? Some may have been obvious, but we bet there are some surprises in this list that you didn’t know about! There are some good genes in these families!
The Jung Sisters (Jessica & Krystal)
f(x)’s and her older sister, ’’s
|Jessica and Krystal|
Kim Tae Hee and Lee Wan
K-drama actress Kim Tae Hee’s younger brother, Lee Wan, also is a well-known actor. Watch his “noona” (older sister) in “Jang Ok Jeong, Lives in Love.” Despite both being well-known actors, the two have never acted together. We’d love to see them play siblings onscreen!
Kim Tae Hee and little brother, Lee Wan|
What list of famous siblings would be complete without the Kardashian/Jenner family? All their names start with the letter “K” and they’ve built a media empire from their reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” that includes clothes, perfume and more.
The Kardashian women
Sandara Park of 2NE1 and Thunder of MBLAQ
2NE1’s Sandara Park and her adorable brother Thunder from MBLAQ look exactly alike. Sandara was spotted last year cheering on her brother and his bandmates from the audience of one of their performances.
|Sandara Park of 2NE1 and Thunder of MBLAQ|
Are you one of the millions of people who have never heard of Korean Pop before the release of Psy’s “Gangnam Style”? Are you still trying to get the viral music video out of your head almost a year later? We at Viki can help you move beyond Psy with an introduction to some other great K-pop songs.
Most K-pop falls into five main categories. Try them out below and tell us your favorites in the comments!
Dance Tracks: K-pop stars love to dance. If you remember the “horse dance” from “Gangnam Style,” see if you can spot the signature dance moves in these hot videos.
Super Junior — “Sexy Free and Single”
Teen Top — “Crazy”
Catchy Girl Pop: Did I mention that K-pop stars love to dance? These ladies will get you moving with their cute lyrics and dance steps.
T-ara — “Roly Poly”
IU — “Good Day”
Heartbreaking Love Ballads: No one can pour her heart and soul into a sad love song like K-pop ballad queen, Baek Ji Young. Warning: have your tissues ready for these tear-jerker serenades.
Baek Ji Young — “Like Being Hit By a Bullet”
Naul — “Memory of the Wind”
Beastly Idol Hits: K-pop isn’t all flowers and rainbows! Put on these songs when you want to get pumped up.
B.A.P — “Warrior”
Brown Eyed Girls — “Abracadabra”
Easy-Listening Indie: These smooth, melodic songs go perfectly with a warm cup of tea on a cloudy day.
Leessang — “Turn Off the TV”
Lunafly — “How Nice Would It Be”
We hope you enjoyed our introduction to K-pop! Head over to the Viki K-pop section to browse our entire library of fantastic, addicting music videos!
It’s the moment that EXO fans have been waiting for! The 12-member boy band has just released the music video for “Wolf,” the title track of its first full album, “XOXO (Kiss & Hug),” in both a Korean version and a Mandarin version. The music video features an exciting plot and stunning visuals. Check it out for yourself!
EXO will be having its first comeback stage on May 30th on the South Korean music show “M! Countdown.” The new album, “XOXO (Kiss & Hug),” will become available on online music sites on June 3rd worldwide.
Since its debut in 2012, EXO has won numerous New Artist awards in both Korea and China and has been lauded for the members’ high-energy hip-hop dance and vocal skills.
Add the EXO Channel to your Favorites on Viki to be notified when additional EXO videos are released!
You can now see the channels that you and other community members manage, moderate or segment on profile pages. You'll also be able to see the details of the 500 most recent subtitles you've written!
To see a community member's volunteer projects, go to their profile page and then to the "Volunteer Projects" tab. Here you'll see all the channels that they're volunteering on. And to see the details of their 500 most recent subtitles, click on "Recent Subtitles."
On this page, you'll able to see the subtitle written, the video it was written on, and when it was written. And if you click on the video name, you'll navigate to that video and can see the subtitle in action!
Don't have anything listed in your Volunteer Projects tab yet? Learn how to subtitle on Viki!
Our community members are as international as the videos on Viki, so it’s no surprise that a frequent request is to see Viki.com displayed in a different language. We completely agree and are happy to announce that you can now view Viki.com in Spanish!
To change your Web site language preferences, scroll to the bottom of any Viki.com page where you’ll see a menu that will allow you to set your language into English or Spanish. You can switch between languages as often as you like!
We’ll be adding more languages to this selection soon, so stay tuned!
“Bromance,” a combination of the words “brother” and “romance,” is the overwhelmingly adorable brotherly bond between male friends. In dramas, these friendships are extremely close, where one would do anything for the other and, often, these friends provide more emotional support than even family members in times of need.
Some dramas are worth watching, for the bromance alone. Not sure what we mean? Here are a few examples:
School 2013: Kim Woo Bin and Lee Jong Suk play an inseparable pair of high school friends. A normal day for these boys consists of sharing lunch and fighting off a gang of thugs. Seeing them bond over a rough upbringing and social isolation is enough to melt any fan’s heart.
|Watch Episode 13 to catch this bromantic gem!|
|Watch episode 19 of Sungkyunkwan Scandal for a truly epic bromance|
|The best friends in Bridal Mask share an incredible bromance|
|Jung Suk Won & Baek Ji Young|
Lee Min Jung & Lee Byung Hun
Lee Min Jung (All About My Romance, Big, Boys Over Flowers, Smile, You) and Lee Byung Hun (Iris) are planning to wed in August, exactly one year after they first publicly announced their relationship.
K-Drama star, Kim Jae Won (Can You Hear My Heart?, May Queen) announced his upcoming wedding to his childhood friend and girlfriend of 8 months this week. The couple are expecting their first child together.
Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova
Singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias and retired tennis star, Anna Kournikova, are finally getting married after their twelve-year relationship!
Seo Tae Ji and Lee Eun Sung
The legendary K-Pop star Seo Tae Ji announced his plans to marry 25-year-old actress Lee Eun Sung.
Seo Tae Ji Plans to Marry Actress Lee Eun Sung
EXO, the 12-member South Korean and Chinese boy band, just released its highly anticipated first full-length album, “XOXO (Kiss & Hug).” SM Entertainment has provided Viki with 10 autographed albums - 5 'Kiss' version (Korean) and 5 'Hug' version (Chinese) - to give away to Viki community members in a music video scavenger hunt! Keep reading to find out how to participate!
HOW TO ENTER:
1)Watch the music video of EXO’s title track, “Wolf” in either Korean or Mandarin (below). We will accept either version of the video.
2)Send a Tweet* @Viki that includes (A) and (B):
A. The number of times that a wolf (the actual animal) appears visually in the “Wolf” music video.
B. Your name for the dance move where the EXO members put their hands behind their ears.
3)Add “#VikiEXO @Viki” to the end of your Tweet.
EXAMPLE TWEET: “A wolf appears 88 times in EXO’s MV and the move should be called ‘the bunny rabbit’ #VikiEXO @Viki”
Partial/transparent wolf images will be included in the count; see the examples below. If you have any questions about what counts and what doesn’t, leave a comment on this post and we’ll reply within 24 hours.
Wolf Example #1|
“Wolf” Korean Version
EXO Album and “Wolf” Promotion Interview
*You may Tweet multiple times, but doing so is not guaranteed to increase your chances of winning.
Good luck and may the most observant and dedicated EXO fans win!
Transcribing or Captioning means watching a video that's available in your language and simply typing the words you hear in the Subtitle Editor. Transcriptions from a native speaker are valued by the community (and by viewers) and often set the foundation for accurate subtitles in other languages! By writing a transcript, you make it easier for non-native speakers to translate the video into their own languages.
1) To find a video in your language, try using the 'Country' filter while browsing TV, movies, or music videos.
One of our favorite K-pop groups is B2ST (BEAST), which is made up of Yoon Doojoon, Jang Hyunseung, Yong Junhyung, Yang Yoseob, Lee Kikwang and Son Dongwoon. They’re charismatic, stylish, cute, hardworking, multitalented and more! What’s not to love?
Since the group debuted in 2009, the members have delighted us with their numerous charms and talents. Take a look at a few reasons why we love B2ST!
2) Their songs, choreography and style are catchy and unique.
You can see these qualities come alive in the music video for “Beautiful Night,” a single off their latest album. This video is only available in Southeast Asia.
3) They have many talents, including acting!
You can catch Kikwang in “Me Too, Flower!” as a young policeman who has a crush on his older colleague, and in “My Princess,” for which he won the “Best New Actor” award for his performance as Gun-I, a chef in the Imperial Palace.
|Lee Kikwang in “Me Too, Flower!”|
|Lee Kikwang in “My Princess”|
Junhyung is starring in the currently on-air drama, “Monstar,” as a K-pop idol who gets into trouble and is sent back to a regular high school by his agency to repair his public image.
B2ST will be coming back with a new album in July! We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
1. Answer the two questions (below) about Lee Min Ho, from the K-dramas “Personal Taste” and “City Hunter.”
|Lee Min Ho in ‘Personal Taste’|
Lee Min Ho in ‘City Hunter’|