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Version 2.3 RC1
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2008
  • New features:
    • Finish translation was added by Ropsi
    • Added a snapshot feature (frame grabber), so you can take a snapshot of the DVD (including subtitles)
    • It's now possible to specify the color and (semi)transparency per subtitle: transparency is no longer on/off, but can take a value between 0 (transparent) and 15 (opaque)
    • You can import external images (GIF or PNG, (semi-)transparent): the images can be imported using the <p>ImageName.png</p> tags. Since regular subtitles may only contain four colours, the images may look different, since the colors will be mapped to the four most useful colors in the current palette. So changing the palette may give different results too.
    • You can mix and match subtitle sources, e.g. combine a SUP file with several images and regular text. When you save it to an SRT file, all SUPs and images will be saved as images.
    • You can overrule not only the subtitle position (which was already possible), but also the color and transparency. The syntax is as follows: <w x,y,width,#Lines ci=b,f,o,a,k t=b,f,o,a /> where the first part denotes the position of the subtitle area, ci is the color index in the current palette for background, foreground, outline, antialias, and karaoke, and t its transparency. Note that the ci... part is optional, and that the height of the subtitle area is expressed as a number of lines in the current font.
    • Added an option (Format|Render method|Drop shadow) to draw subtitles with a semi-transparent drop shadow
    • Added opening binary subtitles inside the main window: basically, this makes the Manipulate SUP window superfluous.
    • Added support for Drag-Drop of *.idx and *.sup files. Added support for Drag-Drop of color palette (in the color box).
    • Minor improvement to the title display, so that the first and last part is always retained
  • Bug fixes:
    • Fixed a remaining bug of the SRT to SUP conversion. When SC was generating a Subtitle with a solid background, the top left pixel was not set to the right color. This should be OK now.
    • The Help->Manual command is working with Acrobat Reader 8.
    • Restored the possibility to generate overlapping subtitles i.e. subtitles that have an infinite duration when the end time of one subtitles is equal to the start time of the next one OR better when the end time is 0, as was possible with version 2.1.
    • Added the possibility to open SUP files where some SubPics have no STP_DSP, and show them having an end time of 0. This allows to conserve this information and write it again when saving the subtitle file.
    • Fixed a bug in Google translate - still didn't protect against too frequent querries, causing Google to consider SC an automatic virus or something like that.
    • Fixed HD-SUP reading bugs : see http://forum.doom9.org/showpost.php?p=1086426&postcount=287 and http://forum.doom9.org/showpost.php?p=1086901&postcount=288 for details of the bugs.
    • Fixed an out of memory exception bug that occured when opening HD-SUP files thanks to the help of Wackyphill. Had to add a Gc.Collect(). Bug description here: http://forum.doom9.org/showpost.php?p=1089962&postcount=313
    • Fixed a bug : when adding a negative delay (.srt and .sup files) there was an exception. See following thread: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1088131
    • Fixed MRU bug : When opening a subtitle (srt) that SC finds corrupt, there is an exception but sometimes the subtitle is put in the MRU (Most Recently Used) list. When subsequently opening SC there always occurs an exception, bec. SC was trying to open this same file. This version of SC fixes this bug. Now the corrupt file is removed from the MRU list at the next opening.
    • Fixed a long subtitle bug: when filling a whole page with subtitle text, the memory buffer was too small, causing the memorywriter to crash.
    • Fixed a bug when using the DVD wizard across different hard disks
    • In case of languages without spaces, e.g. Chinese, I split the string at a point without spaces.
    • When opening SUP files that have more than 1 SP_DCSQT, only the first one is used. This enhances the compatibility with DVDSupEncode. See following message for details about the solved problem: http://forum.doom9.org/showpost.php?p=1076316&postcount=281
Version 2.2
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2007
  • The "Use default subtitle colors" checkbox in the Manipulate SUP form is now reset when a new palette or VobSub file is open because it resets the palette. (It is not reset when opening a SUP file).
  • Opening an idx file will automatically switch the interface to PAL or NTSC if needed.
  • HDSUP subpicture is resized to PAL or NTSC according to the mode in which the Manipulate SUP window is set.
  • In the Manipulate SUP, fixed the NTSC or PAL mode switch that was buggy.
  • NTSC/PAL settings are set the same way in the main window and Manipulate SUP...
  • Last used profile will be selected by default at next startup.
  • Fixed a bug that didn't allow VobSub files to be used for synchronization the same way as SUP files.
  • Profile manager starts with the active Profile.
  • Warn for error can now being enabled only when errors'highlighting is enabled.
  • Sup file names were always preceded by the temporary directory which was an error in the Wizard window. This has been corrected.
  • Restored the possibility to use VobSub (.idx) files in the DVD authoring Wizard.
  • Added a new check box in the DVD Authoring Wizard that allows to force the DVD colors to SC's prefered colors.
Version 2.2.2 Beta
  • Release Date: May 2, 2007
  • Able to import HD-SUP files (demuxed using EVODemux). HD-SUP files are converted to standart SUP files on the fly. They can then be processed as standart SUP files.
  • After switching between PAL-NTSC, the splitter distance is automatically adjusted
  • Able to write CHG_COLCON instructions, so you can use an additional color for highlighting a word, e.g. for Karaoke, using word.
  • Able to read CHG_COLCON instructions in Manipulate SUP - at least, test on mpucoder's example worked Important bug fix:
  • DVD wizard used 29.97 instead of 30fps for NTSC movies to translate chapters in the muxman project file, causing muxman to crash. This should no longer occur.
Version 2.2.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2007
  • First beta release with an option to turn on highlighting of a subtitle with an additional color, which will be especially useful for Karaoke. It's turned on and off using ≶k> and </k>. Further note that the DVD specification limits the options to a rectangular area, so I cannot deal with highlighting across line breaks. It might still be buggy, so that's why this is a beta release - use it at your own risk.
Version 2.1
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2007
  • New features:
    • SC can now export/import color palettes with SUP files. The formats supported are .IFO, .clb (PgcEdit) and .mxp (Muxman). You can also copy/paste palette between SC and PgcEdit.
    • Read and write VobSub files (sub/idx) the same way as sup files and create a VobSub file directly from a srt or sub (text) file. It can also open a sup file and write it to a sub/idx file or do the opposite (Open a VobSub (sub/idx) file and write it to a sup file). If you have a vobsub file (.sub) without the associated .idx file (or the idx is broken), you can use SubtitleCreator to generate a new one. Go to Tools->Manipulate Sup. Open your IFO file if you have it (just for the color palette), open your sub file and save it as sub, SubtitleCreator will automatically generate the corresponding idx file for you. You can even use VobSub files with the DVD authoring wizard and create them using the Command Line Interface. For the moment, can only input VobSub files extracted using VSRip, wether they include mutiple streams or not. Also allows to add your subtitle stream at the end of an existing VobSub file.
    • Added tool to invoke Google translate to automatically translate subtitles
    • Using Microsoft Office 2003, implementation of OCR to convert SUP to SRT.
    • Support for covering or concealing hard-coded subtitles in a DVD by overlaying them with a non-transparent (black) background. After a manual chapter switch, you have to wait till the first subtitle arrives before it becomes effective (subtitles have no stop time, but need to start).
    • Added support in the DVD wizard for wav and mpa files
    • Automatic selection of the prefered palette when there is no existing subtitle stream in the original DVD. This will avoid black/green subtitles.
    • Added three new command buttons: set the font for a single subtitle, increase and decrease fonts
  • Bug fixes:
    • Generated VobSub output files are now compatible with Philips DVP-5960 SAP thanks to FitzGerald
    • SC no longer crashes upon encountering the <font "#0000FF">This is in blue</font> tag
    • Automatic replacement of non-markup < and > with <s lt/>, <s gt/> or &lt; and &gt;
    • Fixed selection of manual when no culture is set, select the language that belongs to the current GUI culture
    • No more exception when playing a 2 subs SRT/SUB file with overlay.
    • The vertical position of the profiles is now correctly saved and retrieved
    • In the result of the DVD authoring wizard audio streams were sometimes mixed.
    • An incorrect subtitle file generating an exception will not be automatically reloaded at startup.
    • When opening a sup file and writing it, some sup durations were slightly changed. This should not be the case anymore.
    • When translating subtitles (in the tools menu), you can now properly scale the window, read an IFO, and save it, even if it was not complete (requires to unselect Clean up spaces during load - must be fixed)
    • The "Show actual output" setting is now correctly restored at startup.
    • When using the DVD authoring wizard, SRT files can now be used even if they are not in the same Directory as the original DVD files.
    • Some small GUI improvements
Version 2.1 Beta 5
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2007
  • Fixed two bugs when opening Closed Caption (raw.cc) files
  • Added a profile Closed Captions for viewing them.
Version 2.1 Beta 4
  • Release Date: Jan 2, 2007
  • New features:
    • Read and write VobSub files (sub/idx) the same way as sup files and create a VobSub file directly from a srt or sub (text) file. It can also open a sup file and write it to a sub/idx file or do the opposite (Open a VobSub (sub/idx) file and write it to a sup file). If you have a vobsub file (.sub) without the associated .idx file (or the idx is broken), you can use SubtitleCreator to generate a new one. Go to Tools->Manipulate Sup. Open your IFO file if you have it (just for the color palette), open your sub file and save it as sub, SubtitleCreator will automatically generate the corresponding idx file for you. You can even use VobSub files with the DVD authoring wizard and create them using the Command Line Interface. For the moment, can only input VobSub files extracted using VSRip, wether they include mutiple streams or not. Also allows to add your subtitle stream at the end of an existing VobSub file.
    • Added tool to invoke Google translate to automatically translate subtitles
    • Using Microsoft Office 2003, implementation of OCR to convert SUP to SRT.
    • Support for covering or concealing hard-coded subtitles in a DVD by overlaying them with a non-transparent (black) background. After a manual chapter switch, you have to wait till the first subtitle arrives before it becomes effective (subtitles have no stop time, but need to start).
    • Added support in the DVD wizard for wav and mpa files
    • Automatic selection of the prefered palette when there is no existing subtitle stream in the original DVD. This will avoid black/green subtitles.
    • Added three new command buttons: set the font for a single subtitle, increase and decrease fonts
  • Bug fixes:
    • SC no longer crashes upon encountering the This is in blue tag
    • Automatic replacement of non-markup < and > with , or < and >
    • Fixed selection of manual when no culture is set, select the language that belongs to the current GUI culture
    • No more exception when playing a 2 subs SRT/SUB file with overlay.
    • The vertical position of the profiles is now correctly saved and retrieved
    • In the result of the DVD authoring wizard audio streams were sometimes mixed.
    • An incorrect subtitle file generating an exception will not be automatically reloaded at startup.
    • When opening a sup file and writing it, some sup durations were slightly changed. This should not be the case anymore.
    • When translating subtitles (in the tools menu), you can now properly scale the window, read an IFO, and save it, even if it was not complete (requires to unselect Clean up spaces during load - must be fixed)
    • The "Show actual output" setting is now correctly restored at startup.
    • When using the DVD authoring wizard, SRT files can now be used even if they are not in the same Directory as the original DVD files.
    • Opening of the default subtitle file caused an error, which has been fixed
    • Added missing DLLs
  • Changes:
    • VobSub files are not only compatible with VSRip, but also with VobSub Configure
Version 2.0.6
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2006
  • Includes new version of SCSubtitleFilter.ax (a bit faster)
  • Added French manual (resulting in a significant increase of the setup file: maybe I should separate the manuals from the installer file?) Bug fix:
  • Fixed the caret that didn't show up anymore when editing the subtitles (why: because by moving the textboxes, its parent and z-order changed, resulting in a hidden edit textbox!).
Version 2.0.5
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2006
  • Fixed the delay function in the SUP manipulation
  • Fixed the DVD synchronization list menu (sometimes, the subtitles wouldn't be correctly sorted)
  • Updated the settings, so the splitter controls should have a more sensible value.
Version 2.0.4
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2006
  • Notes: Hopefully the last time EVER to fix that nasty bug when re-writing SUPs in Manipulate SUP
Version 2.0.3
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2006
  • Added an option to save your favorite subtitle language in the DVD wizard
  • Fixed a bug in the SUP Manipulation tool: for some types of subtitle files, the margins were cut off
Version 2.0.1
  • Release Date: Jul 19, 2006
  • Fixed a bug in the Delete subtitle function
  • pdated the documentation slightly
  • Removed document "How to add subtitles to a DVD", since this is now described in the manual using the DVD wizard, and it makes a huge difference in the file size.
Version 2.0.0
  • Release Date: Jul 18, 2006
  • SubtitleCreator now has the ability to overlay subtitles on a DVD in real-time. So no more need to add a subtitle to your DVD when watching it on a PC (feature has been added by Manusse).
  • This version also supports multiple languages (currently, French and Dutch), but if you want to add your own language too, let me know!
  • In addition, the DVD wizard has been improved a lot, allowing you to add subtitles to a DVD while retaining the menus! It does this by invoking PgcDemux, Muxman and VobBlanker in succession.
  • I've also added a simple tool to translate subtitles from SUP to SRT file: you still need to do the translations yourself, but the timings are copied automatically from the original SUP file.
  • Finally, the GUI has been improved, and many small features have been added (MRU support, automatically opening the last file, etc.) making it easier to navigate, and many nasty bugs have been replaced by other bugs I'm still not aware of. Please let me know if you catch them.
  • A final warning: this version requires you to have .NET version 2 installed - without it, it won't even install.
Version 1.9.2
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2005
  • Manusse translated SC to French, which will be released very soon
  • Now possible to decrease the size of the window for 800x600 monitors. In this case, you should turn of the "Show DVD synchronziation" feature in the settings window, as there is no room for it anymore.
  • Edit window now available
  • Simple option to remove all line breaks if the result doesn't fit the subtitle window
  • Added a link to the home site (to facilitate looking for new versions)
  • Bug fixes:
    • Due to changes in the XML settings and profile files, and the fact that newer version read the old settings and profiles, the previous version experienced incompatibility issues, which should have been resolved in this version.
    • Fixed SUP manipulation, such that changing the SUP colors or position still results in good SUP files
    • Fixed <L> for large fonts, which often caused it to move outside the subtitle window
    • DVD Wizard has been improved, and can be used to automatically demux (using PgcDemux), mux (using Muxman), and replace the original IFO's (using BatchUpdateIfo)
    • Fixed small bug that caused "..." to be changed to ". . . "

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