[MPlayer-users] Subtitles problem
p_l at tfz.net
Thu Jan 3 00:19:01 CET 2002
On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 10:59:50PM +0100, Petter Sundlöf wrote:
> > > > looks like VobSub
> > >
> > > Yep, like I wrote: 'The .idx file contains this at the top: "# VobSub
> > > index file, v4"'
> > >
> > > > > Does MPlayer support this type of subtitle?
> > > > not (yet)
> > > >
> > > > it is not text-type sub. it is mpeg (subpic) stream.
> > >
> > > Meaning that it shouldn't work? To my knowledge, many people have been
> > > able to see it? I'm not sure I understand, but should it _absolutely_
> > > not be possible to make it work, or is it only that MPlayer needs to
> > > support it first?
> > Afaik it's not widespread, and only very few programs support it even under
> > windows, and no one under linux. MPlayer (and every player) needs special
> > code to handle it, somebody of mplayer crew already working on that, but not
> > yet finished. Please be patient. It's big work.
> Sounds great, I guess I'll have to wait with the french films! :)
FWIW, you can rip the subtitles by renaming the *.sub to *.vob and then
running a subtitle ripper (under m$ win). Yet, you may have to edit some
time offsets as it's sometimes not correct (YMMV).
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