Importing DW Top-Thema audios and transcripts

I am having no success importing into LingQ the short audios (and transcripts) of the recent episodes of Deutsche Welle’s series “Top-Thema.” I have tried both the Firefox and Chrome extension and I always get the same error:

"Importing failed - int() argument must be a string or a number, not ‘NoneType’

There are older episodes available on LingQ, so I’m guessing it must be possible to bring them in. Any suggestions?

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Hello, Clenias.
You can manually import the lesson into LingQ, by pressing the plus sign in the upper-right corner of your screen. To do so, you have to copy and paste the transcript of the lesson, download the audio from the Top-Thema page and upload it into your lesson (or use the URL from the download link). When I come across some error, that’s what I do. Always works fine.
Good luck! :slight_smile:


Henrique’s got your answer for most of what’s under DW Top-Thema. In addition, for video Top-Thema, you can look on youtube. If you search for DW Top-Thema you’ll get some hits. Or just go here:

Deutsch lernen mit der DW - YouTube

Look for the one’s that have the “video-thema” indication in the thumbnail picture. Those all have proper subtitles (not auto-generated). You can start playing those and use the lingq extension to import the video and subtitles.