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    I have a .avi movie that came with .sub subtitles. I have been told that I need to convert .sub to .srt for them to work. How do I convert and burn this properly so that the subtitles work?

    Just a side question too - do you guys just burn your .srt files straight onto the disc with the movie, or do you put them into a seperate folder?

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    Better asked in our Subtitle Forum. And check the 'Stickys' at the top of the forum. Moving you.
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    Try using Subrip...
    http://www.absolutevisionvideo.com

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    Is this for use with a stand-alone DVD player that plays DivX/Xvid?

    Another program you can try is Subtitle Workshop.
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    Originally Posted by Hank Kinsley
    I have a .avi movie that came with .sub subtitles. I have been told that I need to convert .sub to .srt for them to work. How do I convert and burn this properly so that the subtitles work?
    There are at least two different kinds of subtitle file that are named "*.sub".

    Try to open with Notepad or any text editor.

    If it's the graphic version, the file will be roughly 1 MB in size, and you'll see gibberish in Notepad.

    The text style will be about 10 k or so and you'll see something like:

    {1}{1}25.000
    {2348}{2434}St Merryn’s Hospital, Wednesday May 12th.
    {2474}{2549}Or is it still Tuesday May 11th?
    {2610}{2643}No...
    {2647}{2764}It must be Wednesday because most of the time|the noise of the traffic is so loud
    {2768}{2854}that you need earplugs to hear yourself think.


    You can convert this to SRT format using Subtitle Workshop or Subtitle Creator.

    As to whether this "works", depends on just what you're using to view them with.

    The graphic version can be OCRed if necesary, though it needs proofreading.
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  6. What player?

    VLC is free, should play just about any format.
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    It's for my stand-alone home DVD/Divx player.


    The .sub file I have is 18.5mb big!!! That seems very big for subtitles, doesn't it? When I try to open it with notepad - it freezes. There is also a .idx file that came with it......not sure what it's for.

    I'll try Subtitle Workshop and let you know how it goes.
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    Originally Posted by Hank Kinsley
    When I try to open it with notepad - it freezes. There is also a .idx file that came with it......not sure what it's for.
    That means you have the SUB/IDX graphic format. (IDX is the index file.) Subtitle Workshop can't do anything with that.

    Use Subrip to OCR the SUB to make an SRT subtitle (Actually, SRT = SubRip Text).

    Then you can edit and adjust the timing, etc in Subtitle Workshop.

    However, you should spellcheck and review it, OCR is far from perfect -- eg, often mixing up I/1/l, etc. You can use a normal wordprocessor to spellcheck if you save it back as plain text ASCII and don't change any linbebreaks.
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    There are standalone DVD/DiVX players which will support sub/idx subtitles.
    Names of the files should be the same, like:
    The Movie.avi
    The Movie.sub
    The Movie.idx

    If your player does not support sub/idx, you could try to find subtitles in .srt format on:
    http://www.opensubtitles.org/
    http://www.subbiee.com/

    Originally Posted by Hank Kinsley
    Just a side question too - do you guys just burn your .srt files straight onto the disc with the movie, or do you put them into a seperate folder?
    With the movie!

    Originally Posted by Hank Kinsley
    The .sub file I have is 18.5mb big!!! That seems very big for subtitles, doesn't it?
    No, not for sub/idx.
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  10. .sub/idx are pictures, so they have a big file size.
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