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

Alexander Noe' alexander.noe at s2001.tu-chemnitz.de
Sat May 21 10:28:59 CEST 2005

The Wanderer wrote:

>> It is not, at least not in avi-mux gui, because it doesn't give a
>> shit to the file name extension. You know, in order to split or join
>> files with subtitles it has to reprocess the subtitle anyway (in case
>> of SSA joining, it even has to redo the style definitions)
> Okay, then I don't know what's going on, because there is *certainly* no
> need to parse the subtitle file if you're just going to be inserting it
> contiguous and verbatim into the AVI - which is what was done for the
> only sample files I've seen so far. 

You most likely did not compare the source subtitle file and the extracted
subtitle file byte-wise, so you can impossibly know that.

> Since there's no need to parse the
> file

Invalid premisse of implication...

> As far as splitting and joining... shouldn't that be done with a
> separate tool?

Now i'm lost. If you want to split e.g. mkvmerge into like 10 tools (adding
audio streams, adding subtitles, adding chapters, adding tags, setting an
aspect ratio, splitting a file at a certain size...) you can certainly
do that.


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