The subtitle characters look broken.

This is related with the subtitle file’s encoding.

When the app opens a subtitle file, at first, it tries UTF-8 encoding.
If it fails,the app tries again with the encoding related with your phone’s language setting.
If your phone’s language is set at Spanish, it tries Spanish encoding.
Now if your subtitle file’s encoding is not neither UTF-8 nor Spanish encoding, then characters can be broken.

Since UTF-8 encoding works always, you may change your file’s encoding to UTF-8, then try the app again.

To change your file’s encoding to UTF-8,
Open the file from notepad of your PC.
Check all characters are okay. (if you see broken characters there, it can’t help…)
Then execute File(F) -> Save As(A) menu.
Then a window you can set a new name will pop.
At the bottom(left of save button) of the window, there is a encoding button.
Open it and select UTF-8,
Save a new file, and upload it to the app again.
Now you would see all subtitle characters without any problem.

TED Subtitle

1. When you save a link for a TED video, the app will automatically download both English and the translation language’s subtitles simultaneously.
For example, if your translation for TED is set at Spanish, the app will automatically download both English and Spanish subtitles.

2. Or you can download any subtitles in any languages later whenever you want(if available).
At first you need to open the ‘Subtitle setup page’.
You can do this by either
– from TED Talks list, execute ‘study’ menu at the right end of each lists. Once TED details page is open, execute ‘Setup-Subtitle’ menu.
– or from the ‘Currently playing’ page, execute the ‘Setup subtitle’ menu which consists of ‘SUB’ text under gear shape. If audio is playing, you will see the menu under the bottom. If video is playing, you will need to make the menu shown first by touching the video screen. (the menus will toggles ‘show’ and ‘hide’ whenever you touch the video screen.

Once the the ‘Subtitle setup page’ is opened,
there is the menu, ‘Get More Subtitles…’. Execute the menu and you will get a lot more subtitles as you want. Once you download new subtitle, you can assign it as main or sub subtitle newly.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective date: November 23, 2018

ListeningDrill (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the ListeningDrill mobile application (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. Our Privacy Policy for ListeningDrill is managed through Free Privacy Policy Website.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data (“Usage Data”).

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

ListeningDrill uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Korea, Republic of and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Korea, Republic of and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

ListeningDrill will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

ListeningDrill may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of ListeningDrill
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By email:

New studying App by Neointro

Now new App which helps you build vocabulary power (while you’re reading web, or text files.) is available,

It’s called ‘WordsCatch’ and here’s the link to the App Store



< Description >

While you’re reading Web, e-books or text files in foreign languages, just easily check unknown words, and increase your vocabulary power.

While reading web sites or text files in foreign languages, what if you encounter a word you don’t know ?

Just touch the word.

Its meaning will be popped-up immediately.

The words shown will be automatically repeated as push-alarms according to the period you set.

– File upload from your PC
– File download from Web Sites
– Set your own iteration study(push-alarm) period freely.
– Web sites bookmarks
– Set font size/color
– Vocabulary Management

While reading, if you encounter a word you don’t know, just touch the word, check its meaning, then read on continuously.

As a bonus, the word shown once will be your complete vocabulary automatically.

Foreign Language Listening AID : Where you can get subtitles ?

Followings are links where you can find subtitles for movies and dramas,

This a blog where gathered subtitles.


Where you can find subtitles for old movies.

In chinese, but quite useful…


For TED,

You can get subtitles in srt format.


and for Youtube, (When subtitles are available …)



If you have any other useful information, Please share it with us.

Foreign Language Listening AID : ListeningDrill

영어듣기 : 영화 드라마 노래 MP3 자막 구할 수 있는 사이트/방법

외국 영화나 드라마의 자막을  구할 수 있는 웹 사이트 입니다.


그리고 자막들 모아놓은 블로그 입니다.

곰 자막 자료실

오래된 영화 자막 구할 수 있는 곳

중국말이라 그렇지 잘 찾으면 괜찮다….


TED 자막 구할 수 있는 곳

지정한 TED 동영상의자막을 다운로드 받을 수 있습니다. (srt format)


그리고 Youtube는

(물론 자막이 있는 유튜브 동영상에 대해서만 자막을 다운 받을 수 있습니다…)



기타 유용한 정보 아시는 분은 같이 공유 부탁 드려요~

영어듣기에 도움주는 아이폰 앱 리스닝드릴