[MPlayer-users] softsub in .avi file

Rickard Närström rickard.narstrom at gmail.com
Sun May 8 21:28:06 CEST 2005

On Sun, 08 May 2005 21:18:30 +0200, The Wanderer  
<inverseparadox at comcast.net> wrote:

> This problem has cropped up before, mainly I think with me. The problem
> is that some program has stuck an entire separate .txt file *inside* the
> AVI file (which is absolutely not the same as a more standard subtitle
> stream); although MPlayer knows how to read the subtitle format in
> question, because the file is not separate it has no way of knowing that
> the subtitles exist.
> When I brought this up before, back in the middle of '04, someone wrote
> me a program which would go through such an AVI file and dump out the
> subtitle section into a separate file; from there MPlayer can display it
> just fine. The source to the program in question is attached; it totals
> around 4K.
> HTH.

Thanks a lot - I shall now write a bash script witch will remove those  
subtitles (using this program) and merge all togetter to a .mkv file.

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