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  1. Member
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    How do I remove subtitles from .avi video?
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  2. Mod Neophyte Super Moderator redwudz's Avatar
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    You would need to provide more information for a adequate answer.

    What sort of subtitles? I'm guessing they are permanently burned into the video. If so, you really can't remove them, except by covering them up or cropping them out.

    If you drop the file into MediaInfo, it may tell you the format of the video. AVI is just the container name and covers dozens of formats.
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    This is what I get from MediaInfo

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    Complete name : E:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Videos\DVD\I Am Sam (2001).avi
    Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    File size : 707 MiB
    Duration : 2h 12mn
    Overall bit rate : 747 Kbps
    Movie name : NEW.Title1.DVDRip
    Director : Administrator
    Writing application : Lavf51.19.0
    Original source form/Name : NEW

    Video
    ID : 0
    Format : MPEG-4 Visual
    Format profile : Simple@L3
    Format settings, BVOP : No
    Format settings, QPel : No
    Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
    Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
    Codec ID : XVID
    Codec ID/Hint : XviD
    Duration : 2h 12mn
    Bit rate : 670 Kbps
    Width : 704 pixels
    Height : 386 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16/9
    Frame rate : 23.976 fps
    Resolution : 24 bits
    Colorimetry : 4:2:0
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.103
    Stream size : 634 MiB (90%)
    Writing library : XviD 1.1.2 (UTC 2006-11-01)

    Audio
    ID : 1
    Format : MPEG Audio
    Format version : Version 1
    Format profile : Layer 3
    Codec ID : 55
    Codec ID/Hint : MP3
    Duration : 2h 12mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 64.0 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Resolution : 16 bits
    Stream size : 60.5 MiB (9%)
    Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
    Interleave, duration : 24 ms (0.58 video frame)
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  4. Always Watching guns1inger's Avatar
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    Open the video in a player like VCL or The KM Player. Play with the subtitle settings. If you cannot turn the subtitles off then they are permanently part of the image. This leaves you with either blurring them out (ugly) or losing part of the image through cropping (could be a lot of the image, depending on how the subs were done).

    My suggestion ?

    Go back and rip the original DVD without the subs, and then encode to AVI.
    Read my blog here.
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  5. Member
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    Looks like they are permanently there. Thanks for your help.
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