Syncronizing and merging subtitles into an AVI file
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Date Added: Jan 3, 2005
Date Updated: Jan 3, 2005
Syncronizing and merging
subtitles into an AVI file
Divx Codec: www.divx.com
First you'll have to download
subtitles of course. Usually they are .srt files.
subcreator, you'll see this configuration window first, click next.
You don't have to change the subtitle font here yet, we'll
do that later.
can leave the general settings as they are, click next
the second option, Windows Media Player Active X, this will work properly. Clcik
Click open in the file-menu.
You'll have to open the srt file you downloaded. Click convert when it asks
Now you'll have to open
the movie file, go to movie -> open
syncronize the subtitle, go to the textbox, rightclick, click on select all.
go to Timing, and Increase timestap (if the subtitles appear too early) or Decrease
timestamp (if the subtitles appear too late).
(Make sure that Advanced Timestamp
Changing is checked!)
When you syncronized the
subtitles, click on File -> Export, select SSA Format
Go to font and select
Tahoma, 24, Bold
Make sure you use the same
colours (look at the four colored squares) as in the picture.
General Info, and click on Get from Movie (If you don't, you'll get an error
Then click convert, and then click Save to File.
you installed GSpot, open the program, go to file -> open. Write down the
audio bitrate, in this picture, it's 157 kb/s.
Above the bitrate you see
what audio codec is used. Usually this is MP3, if not, read the small guide
at the end of this page, and proceed normally.
Also write down the runtime,
in this case 01:11:31
you'll need to unzip the Virtualdub package.
you need to install the subtitler filter! Unzip the package into the plugins
folder in your Virtualdub map.
Open Virtualdub, click file,
click open video file.
Then check in the videomenu, if full processing mode
is checked and in the audiomenu if Direct Stream Copy is checked.
Go to video
-> filters -> add
Choose subtitler and press ok
get a pop-up, click on the button, near the text box and open the subtitle (ssa)
file, we saved earlier. Then click ok.
you see two black boxes and one is not fully visable, rightclick in the first
box, choose 25%, then maximize the screen. Go to options -> uncheck display
(If you want to see, what the result would be like, click on
the play icon with the O in it)
you use a compression! Otherwise the file will be very very big. Go to Video
-> Compression. Choose Divx. Go to configure. Change the speed of compression
into normal, for the best quality of video.
In this screen you also have
to enter the bitrate.
Go to this
Change type into Divx. Change audio bitrate into the one you wrote down.
Change the length (runtime) into the one written down. Enter the number of CD's
you want to use (if you are not going to write the file on CD, just enter 1)
and the filesize.
Write the calculated bitrate down.
Use this video bitrate at
the Divx compression configuration window.
To save your
Avi file, go to File -> Save as avi -> enter name, -> Save
you get this screen, make sure you select Even higher to get the fastest result
(this will not affect the quality of the video)
(Don't choose highest, because
Virtualdub could crash then)
(For any support, just e-mail me in Dutch or English)
the audio codec is not MP3.
at the Bitrate calculator screen, enter the bitrate you want to use. (320 is
highest, I recommend 160 for movies. Don't use a lower bitrate then 128!)
you have chosen the bitrate and entered it succesfully, go to the audio
menu, select Full Processing Mode, and go to compression. Select MP3, and choose
in the right screen the bitrate.