[MPlayer-users] how to play subtitles embedded in AVI files

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Fri May 20 22:34:54 CEST 2005

Rickard Närström wrote:

> Den 2005-05-20 17:41:14 skrev Samveen <samveen at rediffmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> I've got an AVI file that has Subtitles embedded in it
>> How do i play it so that i see the subtitles.
>> "mplayer -v" showed 4 streams
> The avi container dosen't support realy subtitles - I had the same
> problem  before, I solve it using a prog I get from a user on this
> mailing list,  that program will extrakt the subtitles to .ssa format
> witch mplayer can  read

Not necessarily SSA format; rather, it will (should) extract the same
plaintext subtitle file which whoever created the AVI had before they
put it in there. That file might have been SSA, but it also might have
been SRT or almost any other plaintext subtitle format.

       The Wanderer

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