[MPlayer-users] Re: getting small subs from dvd

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Mon Sep 1 12:17:29 CEST 2003

D Richard Felker III wrote:
> Hm? From my experience DVD subs have no decoration whatsoever and are
> in fact very very ugly, but I agree that OCR isn't very accurate.
> You're better off downloading subs someone else already converted, or
> else just using the timings from the DVD and retyping your own subs
> (this lets you fix the horrible grammar and spelling errors too, which
> are all too common in subtitles...)

You're certainly right about the inaccurate OCR (if that's the correct 
term, since there are no optics involved) and bad grammar and spelling. 
What I've done a couple of times is to use gocr, then fix each subtitle. 
This saves a lot of time over writing everything from scratch.

Jonathan Rogers

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