[MEncoder-users] Re: Subtitle-woes

Hynek Schlawack hs+mencoder at ox.cx
Fri Mar 17 19:17:13 CET 2006

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org> writes:

>> >> I've ripped a vob from a DVD using
>> >> `mplayer dvd://1 -dumpstream -dumpfile X.vob'
>> >> This vob contains subtitles (yes I'm sure, I can watch them using
>> >> -sid
>> >> nr') I really need, so I'd like to dump them. If I understand the docs
>> >> right, the option of choice for this task is `-dumpsub'. Unfortunately,
>> >> the result is not very satisfying:
>> >> Also, while `-sid nr' works fine, `-vobsubid nr' doesn't work at all.
>> >> Any hints what I'm doing wrong?
>> > Try:
>> > mencoder dvd://1 -sid 0 -vobsubout subtitle -ovc copy -oac copy -o
>> > /dev/null
>> Thanks a lot, that did the trick! Now I've got only to get it converted
>> to .srt and I'm happy. :)
> It's not something that you can do using mencoder/mplayer. I'd try SubRip
> with wine.

Wow, does it mean that it's impossible to convert DVD-subtitles into a
common format on Linux? I guess there's some major gotcha that noone has
changed this so far?

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