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    I need to help figuring out how to add a black background to just the white letters of my subtitles. The problem is that the white letters will sometimes disappear into the white colors of the movie. I am using Subtitle Workshop and I am sure there is a way to do it on there, but I can't figure it out. I would appreciate the help. Thank you.
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    What format of subtitle are you trying to create ? Basic text based subs, such as SRTs, don't support any features like this.
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    If you're talking about the "Video Preview" window of Subtitle Workshop,
    just call the "Settings" applet, and go to Video Preview --> Subtitles.

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    Originally Posted by kinghlg
    I need to help figuring out how to add a black background to just the white letters of my subtitles. The problem is that the white letters will sometimes disappear into the white colors of the movie. I am using Subtitle Workshop and I am sure there is a way to do it on there, but I can't figure it out. I would appreciate the help. Thank you.
    Subtitle Workshop basically works in SRT format, and these do not support any formatting.
    (Midzuki tells you how to adjust them for its preview, but that will not affect the DVD.)
    Normally you set the font, colour, position in the authoring app.
    And also, subtitles usually use three colours: one for text fill (often white), one for text outline (often black or grey) and background (usually transparent). You probably want to add a black outline.

    You can adjust the colours after authoring using DVDSubedit.
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    The subtitle format is .ass. I want to burn the movie to a dvd, but I have to figure out this subtitle issue first. Subedit seems to allow me to change the color of the subtitles, but I need a black outline around the subtitles so I can see the words clearly no matter what color is in the movie. I don't think I can do this with subtitle workshop and if subedit can do it then I don't know how. I'm sure I am not the only one who has had this problem before.
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    Are you converting the video to a dvd-video with subs? Then it usually depends on the converter if it can adjust the font settings.
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    Originally Posted by kinghlg
    The subtitle format is .ass. I want to burn the movie to a dvd, but I have to figure out this subtitle issue first. Subedit seems to allow me to change the color of the subtitles, but I need a black outline around the subtitles so I can see the words clearly no matter what color is in the movie. I don't think I can do this with subtitle workshop and if subedit can do it then I don't know how. I'm sure I am not the only one who has had this problem before.
    You must redefine the default "BorderStyle" to "3" ( = opaque box ) in the .ASS file.
    Use Aegisub if you don't know how to deal with TextPad, EditPlus or EmEditor.

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