[MPlayer-users] Extracting subtitles from a DVD..

n0dalus n0dalus at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 16:26:56 CEST 2006

On 6/8/06, Ivo <ivop at euronet.nl> wrote:
> DVD subtitles are not stored in plaintext but as a sequence of images. You
> need an application that uses some form of OCR (optical character
> recognition) to convert vobsubs to plain text. For windows, there's a tool
> called Subrip which can do that for you (you have to type each character as
> it encounters a character it doesn't know, but after a few minutes, it runs
> mostly by itself). I don't know if there's a Linux program that can do the
> same. Subrip has gone opensource, so you could also port it yourself ;-)

GOCR can do this, and it will ask you when it doesn't know a
character. I'm positive I've seen guides on how to do just this (with
a dvd). If I recall there were some commands you need to run on the
images first to improve contrast.

This is a site I just found using Google:

Hope that helps,

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