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    i have put some subtitles in a .avs script however i need them to display bigger how can i do this.
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    i have tried to make the font size in the .srt file bigger but that has no effect.
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    Show the AVS script. There are some different ways to do what you describe.
    The font size of the .srt file has no effect, no. In fact, a .srt, being just a text file, can't hold font info at all.
    You can however change it into a .ssa file, which can hold font info.

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    thank you for your help. i used subtitle workshop to change the .srt to a .ssa whilst i was doing that i realized from subtitle workshop you can change font size of any subtitle file so i did that too.
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    Originally Posted by zinc
    i realized from subtitle workshop you can change font size of any subtitle file
    Well, not any file - only for formats that include font info. srt does not.
    Anyway - glad it worked.

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    Hey guys,
    I've been messing with AutoGK for about two weeks now, trying to change the size of my freakin' subtitles (to make them bigger), and nothing is working! Here is what I've done so far:

    1) Made sure my font info was changed in SSA format. This DID allow for the subtitles to show up bigger in Subtitle Workshop, but they still burned small.

    2) Changed the font size to 70, so it would be unmistakably bigger. But it still burns small.

    I'm thinking AGK may not be able to do what I need it to. Any other ideas of what I can do to make these dang subtitles bigger and burn them correctly? Thanks!
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  6. As a test, change it to 150 and see if it gets any bigger. Depending on the resolution, 70 may not be all that big.
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    Ok, using another tutorial I found on another site, I've managed to correctly resize and insert the subtitles. There was a couple of simple but critical steps that nobody else mentioned, that you needed to do, and that is what fixed it.
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    ok so I downloaded subtitle workshop and was able to transfer the srt file I want to make the letters bigger. Now I am lost. Does anyone have a step by step tutorial? most of the lingo is stuff I have never heard before so I don't know what to do with it. I see the *ass* to change in output settings but after clicking ok, Nothing changes in my original screen. I went into video help but am not seeing instructions to change to *ass* file and then modify the text size. Please help!
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    I would use aegisub to change ass font settings.
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    thanks, I downloaded aegisub and made the changes I wanted with text size and color. I can't get it to save my changes. I click save but when I open the file it is the same as when I started. Is there something I am missing?
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  11. See if you like these any better (unRAR them first). If the size is too big or too small, lower or raise the bold-faced number after opening the SSA file in a text editor like NotePad:

    [V4 Styles]
    Format: Name, Fontname, Fontsize, PrimaryColour, SecondaryColour, TertiaryColour, BackColour,

    Bold, Italic, BorderStyle, Outline, Shadow, Alignment, MarginL, MarginR, MarginV, AlphaLevel,

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    Style: Default,Tahoma,80,12632256,8421504,0,-2147483640,0,0,1,2,0,2,10,10,60,0,0
    You're using the TextSub filter, aren't you, in your AviSynth script?
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ID:	30185 ]I'm starting with a srt file from subscene. I am using the edit feature that lets me change the color/secondary/outline/shadow. I went with bold also. I upped the scaleX% and Y% to 300 and checked it with the video for the size example. The video file is a mp4 file (too big to post here) and I did post the wrong sub file. I did unzip- here is the right one. I am very sorry that I don't know what the textsub filter is or avisynth script. I hovered over everything and didn't find those words. I put up a screenshot also. [ATTACH]30184[/ATTACH
    I am ok with the font and size, I may play with styles after I get this right. My problem is that it is not saving my changes so after I save and open the new file it is still the same as the original.
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  13. Sorry, I went back to the original poster who was using AviSynth. You're not. Have you said what you are using to get the subs into the video?
    My problem is that it is not saving my changes so after I save and open the new file it is still the same as the original.
    How are you testing out the ASS subs? By playing them along with the video?
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ID:	30189thanks, To test the subs, I am opening the new (finished) file in aegisub to check after I tried a couple times putting the file through the wonderfox video converter factory pro. It allows you to add a srt file to a video and to preview the video before converting. I did go ahead and do the conversion anyway even though the preview was showing the original small print. Aegisub made a .ass file which I did the export thing to get it back to .srt and also double checked the .ass file by opening it in aegisub as a new file and always I am finding that none of my changes are being saved. When I play it with the video in aegisub it looks great but never saves the changes.
    When I export, a screen comes up to check boxes- karaoke template, transform framerate, clean tags, fix styles and I did try checking some of the boxes but it didn't make a difference
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  15. Originally Posted by jtxl View Post
    Aegisub made a .ass file which I did the export thing to get it back to .srt...
    You're not making any sense. Not to me anyway. Why create an ASS file only to change it back to SRT? Does this Wonderfox video converter factory pro not accept ASS (or SSA) files as input? SRT files don't have styles. Maybe it's time to try a different program for encoding, one that accepts SSA or ASS subtitles as input?
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    as far as I can tell, it only takes srt files. I'm ready to give up, the problem i am having is that the aegisub is not saving my changes so there is no edited file to add to a video.
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  17. Originally Posted by jtxl View Post
    and I did post the wrong sub file. I did unzip- here is the right one
    You're not making this any easier. As near as I can tell, your second subtitle upload is the same as the first.
    as far as I can tell, it only takes srt files.
    So stop using your crappy commercial program and use a much better freeware program - one that accepts SSA and/or ASS subtitle files in which you can choose your styles in advance. RipBot is one such program, although there are others.
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    srt doesn't support any font size. If your converter only accepts srt must you change the font settings in the converter(many does not support that).

    Use instead a converter that supports ass subtitles like ripbot that manono mentions...or xvid4psp version 5.

    If they are too complex can you try freemake video converter ( ADWARE ALERT). It only supports srt but you can adjust the font size.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    If they are too complex can you try freemake video converter ( ADWARE ALERT). It only supports srt but you can adjust the font size.
    Hi, there. I have the same problem (only different - I want to make the subtitles smaller, not larger). I edited the ASS subtitles that were embedded in an .mkv file to fix some heinous translation and grammatical errors, and saved them as an .srt file using SubtitleEdit, and now I'm hardcoding them into an MP4 file using VidCoder. But like the OP, I can't find any option in VidCoder to change the font size. I like using those two tools because I'm familiar with them, but I also realize they have their limitations.

    I looked into Freemake as you suggested, but in order to get ANY options for customizing subtitles in it (I don't even know if it hardcodes them or embeds them, since there isn't even an option shown for that), I would have to purchase the "subtitle pack" for Freemake for $9.99. Maybe that $9.99 bit is a new development since your comment, because they weren't making enough revenue simply from trying to force people to install crapware (I say "force" because they don't exactly make it obvious how to NOT install it), but I'm not about to pay for something that might end up not even doing what I want anyway, especially when there are so many truly free tools out there.

    VidCoder supports ASS, but only if they're embedded in the .mkv file (I've converted some that way, but didn't need to edit anything). So I can try to edit the ASS subtitles and re-embed them, but what are the best tools to use to do that? Can I still use SubtitleEdit and save them as ASS and still retain their original function (sorry, this is my first exposure to altering ASS subtitles)? And would mkvMerge be the best choice to put the edited titles back into the .mkv file? And is it even worth my trouble since I would have to go back and do all my editing again (because I saved it as an .srt file, effectively discarding all the ASS formatting, so I'd have to go back to the original .mkv file), and since it is only this one video I have an issue with?
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  20. Can I still use SubtitleEdit and save them as ASS and still retain their original function
    Yes.

    And would mkvMerge be the best choice to put the edited titles back into the .mkv file?
    MKVToolnix GUI.

    And is it even worth my trouble
    It's up to you to decide.
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    Thanks. Yeah, I know that last one is ultimately up to me, but I'm still willing to listen to others' input.
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