Chinese drama fans who don’t understand Chinese don’t have it easy: Only a tiny amount of Cdramas is available with subtitles. I have long thought about how I could change this situation. Buying licenses is unfortunately not in my capacities, but there’s another more simple way I would like to try: paying subbers!
I think everyone has noticed that more and more Cdramas are being uploaded on Youtube legally and they have the function to add subtitles. However, time has shown that not many volunteers appear to subtitle them. There are many popular dramas that we could watch, but can’t because nobody is subbing them, like Nothing Gold Can Stay, Season Love or Legend of the Dragon Pearl, just to name a few. So how can we make people sub them? By paying them for their hard work! I have quite a big network in the field and know enough people who could provide high quality subtitles in English, so finding subbers is a piece of cake. The only thing missing is the money. I’m only a private person like everyone else and have no way of paying subbers on my own. This means I need your help! If every fan would just contribute 1$, we could already finance the subbing of a handful of Cdramas! You’re of course also welcome to contribute more if you want. 🙂
Guys, let’s put our forces together and make this happen!
Just click on the button below to contribute:
Since we pay, we should also have a say in which dramas should be prioritized.
I compiled a list with unsubbed (or not completed) Cdramas that are available for subbing on Youtube. Let me know in case you find a drama that’s missing on the list!
Please comment which ones you’d like to watch with subs. I will then make a poll in one or two weeks with the mentioned titles and those with the most votes as well as those donators wish for will be prioritized once we can start subbing.
Oh My General (upload date yet to be determined)
Love of Aurora
Ten Miles of Spring Wind Can’t Compare to You
The Battle at Dawn
It’s Not Easy to Be a Woman
Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing
A Servant of Two Masters
The Eagle Corps
Very Love You
The City of Warriors
Nothing Gold Can Stay
A Weaver on the Horizon
For My Love
Feather Flies to the Sky
White Deer Plain
Legend of Dragon Pearl
The Glory of Tang Dynasty II
The Glory of Tang Dynasty
Kung Fu Mother-in-Law
My Lovely Parnts
Idol & Romance:
Mum Go Go Go
Guardian of Beauty
Full House of Happiness
My Sassy Girlfriend
Boy and Girl
Four Women Conflict
Chinese Style Divorce
Love Online 2
A Monster in Chang’an
The Dream of Red Mansions (2010)
The Pilgrimage of Hsuan Tsang
Stories of Changchun
Years Such As Gold
Who Knows the Female of the Women
Warriors on Fire
Xiucai Encountered Soldier
Married But Available
Sealed With a Kiss
Love Is Only Perfect With You
Croton, Le TV, Tencent, 中剧经典, New TV, Caravan:
A Lifetime Love
The Legend of Mi Yue
City Still Believe In Love
Head Above Water
Chinese Style Relationship
Let Go Of My Baby
Sisters Over Flowers
116 thoughts on “[Crowdfunding] Help getting more Cdramas subbed!”
Legend of heavenly tears
Legend of Heavenly Tears unfortunately hasn’t been legally uploaded on Youtube so far, so there’s nothing we can do :/
Hi, I know it’s been a long time since you put your announcement but are you still subbing dramas that don’t have sub currently ? If so, would it be possible to sub a specific YouTube c drama of summer 2018 that is currently being subbed but very slowly to enable it to be way faster for eng subs ? Please kindly let me know.
My top drama from your list: Nothing Gold Can Stay, For My Love, Ten Miles of Spring Wind Can’t Compare to You, The Legend of Mi Yue, Head Above Water.
I am sure there are others. I need to go through your list
What about Tribes and Empires? YoYo has uploaded the first four episodes onto their channel and i’m sure a lot people want subs for this drama since it seems no one has gotten the license for this yet.
Great idea by the way and I appreciate your efforts in utilizing your resources/network in getting a project like this started!
I am guessing that this drama will soon be subbed by fans already since there is such a huge hype around it, this is why I haven’t mentioned it. And I suppose it will take at least a few weeks before we can really start a subbing project, depending on how fast and how many people will donate. If Tribes and Empires still won’t have been subbed by then, it will get top priority 🙂
Lol I guess there is really no need now, Dramafever seems to have gotten the license for it!
I guess i’ll look into the rest of these dramas and see which ones catch my interest. Thanks again!
That’s great news!
Tribes and Empires got licensed by drama fever.
Your idea seems quite interesting. I hope by this way more chinese – english subbers come forward in subtitling dramas. By bias from your list is a life time love. I think remaining dramas that i want to watch has not uploaded legally on youtube yet.
Love this! I hope enough people will donate, I will for sure and I will make it monthly.
I have many dramas I want to watch: Ten Miles of Spring Wind Can’t Compare to You, Season Love, Razor, Hot Mom, Very Love You, ER Doctors, Nothing Gold Can Stay, For My Love, White Deer Plain, My Sassy Girlfriend, Boy and Girl, Nervous, Psychologist, City Still Believe In Love and Chinese Style Relationship.
But how many donations would be needed to sub them all?
Well, that are really a lot of dramas, but if you give it a lot of time and really a lot of people support us, then maybe we will manage to sub them all one day. Nothing is impossible 🙂
Superb!!! It’s the best way to make dramas subbed fastly. Earlier have to wait for ages for any drama but it seems like now wait will come to an end (if more people donate). I am very hopeful and sure it gets successful. I was unknown that youtube have subtitle adding feature also. This means if youtube uploaded video have the function to add subtitles then any drama on youtube(if available) can get subbed?
Unfortunately not all. The uploader on Youtube, this means the owner of the videos, can decide if he wants to activate the “add subtitles” function or not. But as one can see from the above list, many do decide to activate it. 🙂 And maybe even more will in the future when they see that people add subtitles and the videos get a lot more viewers thanks to that. There are still many more Cdramas uploaded on Youtube (and all legally!) where you can’t add subtitles yet.
I received info that Oh My General will also be available on Youtube! So I’m adding this one to the list as well. Although it might still take a while till the videos will be uploaded. I suppose it will be after the drama will have finished airing on Youku.
I’ll absolutely make a donation if someone subs Tientsin Mystic!
At the moment it’s unfortunately not available on Youtube, but if it will be in the future, we can sub it of course. 🙂 I will keep you updated and let you know if it appears on Youtube in the future!
Do you know how youtube works? How are people able to upload videos legally without copyright infringement?
I’m afraid a private person won’t be able to upload a drama on Youtube legally. Legal uploaders are either the production companies themselves or streaming companies who bought the license.
I second Tientsin Mystic 😀
er doctors ,princess jieyou,oh my general
Is Dating Hunter (約會專家) one of the dramas available for subbing (I believe it’s under Croton)?
You’re right, I checked and Dating Hunter is available on Youtube and can be subbed. I will add it to the list, thank you!
great! I’ll definitely donate just for this drama.
I’m very happy to hear that! Thank you for your support! 🙂
I’m interested in Head above water , Long for you , Cambrian period , I can’t hug you ,
A life time love , The Advisors Alliance (2017). count me too.
One more thing plz make softsubs not hardsubs. thank you for ur hardwork.
Do you sub Sealed with a kiss drama?
Above drama is uploaded by dream stardom channel on youtube.
Here is the link: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA3MKh4X9hgfn9ad5CXEmXQJMVnSb93C1
The “add subtitles” function is there, so yes, it would be possible to sub Sealed With A Kiss. I will add it to the list, thank you!
I found even a few more dramas on that channel and have added them all to list now. It’s amazing to see how many dramas are actually available!
Yes please, I want this drama so much! I’d be willing to pay extra for it. So happy that it’s on YouTube!
No . I save video file for rewatch so i need subs too.
sorry , wrong reply 😛
Some dramas to consider from 星光卫视官方频道 youtube channel:
China Legal (金牌律师)
Flowers Bloom in Winter (冬暖花会开)
I have just checked and the uploader hasn’t opened the videos for subbing, I’m sorry 🙁
Can’t be helped.
Do you consider drama, variety show etc uploaded by tencent? In variety show, i would love to watch let go my baby and it is available on youtube. It’s first two eps are subbed but remaining needs subbing.
We can consider variety shows as well if there is enough demand for them.
yes, very interested in this show. please sub!!
sisters over flowers plz
I have added Let Go Of My Baby and Sisters Over Flowers to the list 🙂
Thank you@CDB. Similarly, mermaid legend is available on youtube. Here is link: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXGkQKqoTJ1Ljhb1caaChYyPRyWWUWdI7
It seems like this drama has regional restrictions, I can’t access it from my country.
ohh, sad to hear regional restriction. It means it can’t be subbed.
I too want this drama subbed soon so i asked the drama uploader to enable subtitle option and they agreed. But they also said that they can’t remove the regional restrictions. I dunno what regions has such restrictions and why but I can watch it in my region.
Now restrictions are removed for snakefish legend (legend of mermaid) videos and they enabled add subtitle. CDB, do add this drama to list also. Merry christmas to all your wonderful team.
The subbers and me are still unable to access the videos. :/ From which region are you, if it’s ok to ask? Our team consits of people who live on three different continents, but nobody can access, so I’m really wondering where exactly one can view them.
Merry Christmas to you as well! 🙂
I’ve found a way for us to sub it now! So I’ll add this drama to the list of possible projects. 🙂
It is accessible in some south asian countries. If it is not accessible everywhere, I wonder how you are going to sub this drama?
Our team has grown in the meanwhile, we now also have subbers who live in countries that have access to the videos. 🙂
The videos from this channel aren’t open for subbing unfortunately.
I’m adding Touch Me aka Cannot Hug You which will soon be available on Youtube to the list.
Cannot Hug You piques my interest.
Fingers crossed that Tientsin Mystic and My Huckleberry Friends eventually get uploaded legally onto Youtube.
Just curious, I know this is pretty early on in the project but is there a certain amount you had in mind to raise for each drama and will that amount guarantee that the drama gets subbed in its entirety? Thanks again!
I am paying the subbers per episode, so there is no guarantee that we can complete a drama. It will depend on if donations keep coming in and how much we will receive. We will need at least a few hundred dollars to complete a drama, depending on how long the drama is.
At this stage, everything is still a gamble, there is no way of knowing how it will turn out. But I really hope that this model will be successful so that we can subtitle dramas long-term. We will have to wait and see. If a lot of fans come forward and support us, a tiny sum by each person should already be enough to make it possible!
If we receive enough donations and can foresee that we’ll be able to complete the dramas, we could even subtitle several dramas simultaneously! It’s all up to the fans now.
Btw, we already received quite a few donations and are about to start our first subbing project already! 🙂 I will soon announce it in a new post.
It will be interesting to see which one(s) gets the green light. I’m being a bit selfish here – I have not donated. I am sitting back waiting to see what kind of price tag it would be for a series, if the titles chosen interest me and how the set-up would work (paid per-episode).
If a title I like or think I will like is chosen then I will definitely contribute a bit now and then maybe again after Christmas season passes and I’m done my annual Christmas gifts and post-Christmas sales purchases.
Good luck to you and I really do hope you generate enough interest and you can get the subtitlers to subtitle.
Ahh I see.
I have another question, if you don’t mind me asking. How do you know when a drama is in the process of being added onto Youtube, like in the case of Oh My General or Cannot Hug You?
More importantly, have you heard anything about My Huckleberry Friends being added..:-)
But anyways, that’s great news about the subbing project and I will look forward to seeing how this project develops. I hope it’s a success!
For Oh My General, I directly asked the uploader if they’ll have this one (and a few other dramas) and they said yes to Oh My General. Very nice people who reply immediately btw. 🙂
And Cannot Hug You was announced on the uploader’s Youtube channel. I check all kind of Youtube channels daily to look for new drama trailers etc., so I saw it there.
I unfortunately haven’t heard anything about My Huckleberry Friends.
Legend of dragon pearl already being subbed on app called dimsum. U can install it from google play.
Thank you for the info! However, it seems like this app is only available in Malaysia.
koocan app has many cdramas and movies. you can try it.
Ahh, I’m definitely going to donate! I hope that this project really thrives! ^^
Also I see on sites that a lot of fans like me are waiting for I Cannot Touch You to be subbed so I’m voting for that. :3
What about blind date? I’m pretty sure most of the episodes are released on youtube, raw
They’re not, unfortunately. Croton had started to upload it but later took the episodes down again. I don’t know why.
Hi! if i want to watch drama what should i do about it bcz right now i dnt anything to donate this site plz tell me more farther about it
i really want to watch “sealed with a kiss” if u tell me how can i donate bcz i’ve not an account yet plzz help me
You don’t need a PayPal account to be able to donate, you can also use your credit card or bank account, see here: https://cdramabase.com/2017/11/26/our-first-subbing-project-special-offer/
If you meant that you don’t have a bank account, then maybe you can ask someone among your family or friends who has one to donate for you?
Do you know if The Legend of Flying Daggers and the Legend of Jade Sword will be ever be subbed?
As to The Legend of Flying Daggers, it unfortunately doesn’t seem so at the moment, and The Legend of Jade Sword hasn’t aired yet.
I’ve added Love of Aurora and Ripening Orange to the list.
Touch me is being subbed by 4udrama.
But the subs aren’t good, I tried watching it there.
judging from the quality, i have a feeling they’re using machine translation, hence so many errors, i’d rather the drama is subbed by people like CDB
I totally agree!
Oh My General is the one I am waiting for subs the most. But Love of Aurora would be good to as it is already licensed and uploaded.
you could use https://www.patreon.com/
many youtubers use this to get paid for making videos
maybe you can use this to solicit donations for subbers
Thank you for the tip! I didn’t know about this website. However, as far as I can see, you need to have your own content, don’t you? We don’t own the videos, we’re only adding subtitles.
Can you add delicious destiny to the list?
I agree with the user above, patreon is a good choice, I see many translation teams use it.
Delicious Destiny is already being subbed by Viki.
Legend of Heavenly Tear
Xuan Yuan Sword: Han Cloud
Mystery in the Palace
For the Sake of Beauty
Hua xu yin: city of desperate love
I tried donating but i can only see pay pal account login. I dont want to create pay pal account. Prefer to use a debit card.
Also, i would like to add Legend of Flying Dagger to my list above.
From the dramas you named, Mystery in the Palace and For the Sake of Beauty are available for subbing, the others not unfortunately.
As to the donations, you can also use a debit card with a PayPal account, After the money has been wired, you can simply cancel the account again.
Or else, there is also the possibility to wire the money directly to us. You can contact me under firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you the bank details.
I was waiting to dnate yesterday as I wan to create a recuring donation the 30th of each month but it slipped out of my mind until this morning, when I had a pop-up notification from 4UDrama telling us that “Love Aurora” ep1 and 2 have been eng subbed and ready to watched. Is that you that done it guys? If it is thank you. It reminded me my earlier comment about it so I quicly donated.
Love of Aurora isn’t done by us. We’re currently only subbing Dating Hunter, but will add new subbing projects soon.
Thank you for your support! 🙂
No worries. Without you guys we wouldn’t have a chance to enjoy these dramas so thank you again 🙂
I don’t know who’s subbing love of aurora. But for some dramas I got to know that 4udrama are just taking subs from elsewhere (without the subber permission) and crediting themselves for the same.
Idol & Romance is allowing subs on all their videos, which gives us a whole bunch of new possible subbing projects: The Ten Deadly Sins, Warm Love, Children’s Hospital Pediatrician, My! Physical Education Teacher, My Brother’s Name Is Shunliu, The Endless Love, Guo Jie, Wu Dang, Wu Dang 2, The Spy War, Peacekeeping Infantry Battalion, The Tibet Code, One Thousand Teardrops, Romance of Red Dust, I’m a Special Forces Soldier, Mu Guiying Takes Command, A Unque Militiman, Yuanyang Palin, Young Justice Bao, Young Justice Bao II, Young Justice Bao III, We Are the Best Ten Years, My Father Is Wonderful, Sunflower Love, Who Was the Real Mastermind, Chief Butler, The Maiden Heroine, Heroic Legend, Living, The Legend of Night.
I really want to watch Oh My General! I hope it gets uploaded soon. This is a wonderful idea, thank you 🙂
Awesome idea i love it just wondering how much should i pay so that nothing gold can stay and legend of dragon pearl could be translate? And if i can donate through Paypal? Thanks for your work waiting for your answer..😄
According to our special offer (https://cdramabase.com/2017/11/26/our-first-subbing-project-special-offer/), if you can donate $250 USD, we can start working on one of of these two dramas immediately. However, if you donate only a little sum, it will also be a great help to us, so that we can continue subbing, and we might start subbing one of these dramas sooner or later 🙂
Yes, you can donate through PayPal, you just need to click on the “Donate” button above.
You can also take a look at the FAQ (https://cdramabase.com/2017/11/29/crowdfunding-faq/) in case you have more questions.
Are the Yoyo Television Classics like Dwelling Narrowness available for subtitles? I would be willing to pay the $$ to sub a great classic.
The “add subtitles” function is not enabled on this drama.
The problem has been resolved, it is now possible to subtitle this drama! 🙂
I’m in Europe (Germany) and have a question. Do you have a own Website for this series or movies to download, or do you also offer them in form of DVD ? Take for example Snakefish legend with Zanilia Zhao liying. It’s blocked by You Tube in the U.S. (eng sub). Funny. If I want it in the original language no problem, but when it’s being subbed I suddenly have problem. There are so much like the Legend of flying Dragger who are surely interesting but not available with eng subtitles. So of course I’m willing to donate (it normal to pay hardworking people), but are you independant ?
I received this link from the Facebook page of my favorite actress Zanilia Zhao, so to support you would be fine for me. How does all this work ?
I read the FAQ. I got it.Thanks. Doesn’t matter. We will support you.
We don’t own any dramas, so we can unfortunately only subtitle what is readily and legally available on Youtube.
Thank you for your support! 🙂
You can contact youtube channel owner on fb (优优影视剧场) for help.
Thank you for your answers. Hope I can continue to complete my collection.
I know it’s a bit older than some of the other titles, but can I suggest Rich Man Poor Love (钻石王老五的艰难爱情) to be added to the list. It’s one drama that has had my interest for a while now without any subbers picking it up. Thank you!
Drama link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5BY2xpMmAE
There is no “add subtitles” function unfortunately :/
We wish all hard working People subbing dramas and all fans Merry Christmas. Greetings from Black Forest, Germany. .))
Thank you! Merry Christmas to you as well! 🙂
i want help.no offense i don ‘t think most people can translate some of the Chinese dramas except those whose native language is Chinese.I am Chinese, but my English level is low, can only let others understand, grammar problems can not be solved.If you don ‘t care my problems, I can help translate some drama that the background is the past.But you have to get the copyright of Chinese drama.i can help for free.i love spreading my country china’s drama to the world.
It would be really amazing if you guys can sub ‘Shall I Compare You To a Spring day’
i did myself dirty and started the first 2 episodes not knowing it is not fully subbed.
thank you for all the efforts
Glory of tang dynasty!!
Legend of dragon pearl and glory of tang dynasty needs to be subbed please sub it
We have decided to only consider requests from contributors. Please go here: https://cdramabase.com/support-us-with-a-donation/ and here: https://cdramabase.com/crowdfunding-faq/ for more infos. 🙂
Can anybody request English Subtitle for Let’s Shake It! (2017) (C-Drama)?
Hardsub version found HERE only Episodes 1-15:
d-addicts Ended subbing this drama: (episodes 1-8)
thanks to contributors that request this Drama.
We only subtitle dramas that were legally uploaded onto Youtube. LET’s Shake It is unfortunately not legally available so far.
Oh My General has been uploaded to Youtube, legally of course.
The list on this post here isn’t up to date. The link for Oh My General has already been added on the new list that you find on the menu under “Subbing Projects”: https://cdramabase.com/list-of-possible-projects/
Hello. Is there progress on this project? Princess Jieyou is on youtube but never got subbed past Ep 18.
I see others on your list have gotten subbed and can be seen via different streaming services.
Recently, Nothing Gold Can Stay was put up on Amazon, all eps subbed.
But there seems to be no hope for Princess Jieyou, and if you go to the youtube channel, it was getting like 70K views per episode, very popular.
What about mengfei comes across
there is a translation to english for this serie : Peacekeeping Infantry battalion . any one can give me the link thanks in advance.