sdvplayer is a tool to help you improve your vocabulary in a foreign language by watching movies with subtitles in that language. It allows you to look up the meaning of a word displayed in the subtitles just by clicking on it. The meaning will be printed right on the screen and the player will be paused. Playing can be resumed just by pressing the space bar. It can play movies in many of the formats supported by libav*. Subrip (.srt), microDVD, and subviewer subtitle formats are supported. The meaning can be looked up through an external command. The built-in dictionary parser can parse the stardict dictionary format.
Vocab Builder is a collection of two separate programs. The client is the testing application that uses a drill-style method of building your vocabulary in a foreign language, similar to using flash-cards. The editor allows you to create a new, or modify an existing, database for your own personal use. Since the design of the project allows a user to create their own databases/tests, they can not only focus on the words they want/need to learn, but also are not restricted by availability of choice. No more are you restricted by only the databases available to you. Many language teaching applications only allow you to learn the languages they've supplied you. Most North American-based programs cater to English speaking users and only give you a selection of other languages to choose from. Not only can Vocab Builder use any language combination of Native and Secondary languages but it's also open-ended. You can share your tests with others. You can expand the database of words in any direction you want. Word lists are meant to be broken down into categories like colors, sizes, numbers, etc.