I am searching and downloading public domain films to make a collection. I save them in an external HD and play them with my old Philips BDP3200X Blu-ray player and an old Panasonic Viera TV set.
Most of them are black and white, like White Zombie, Dementia 13, and others. The problem is that my sight is not so good and I want to make larger subs, colored (yellow) and with a thick black outline or shadow.
I have been using SubtitleWorkshop for a while now, but even if I change its settings for what I need, when I copy the modified subs to the external HD and play the movies, the subs appear with the same size and color as before.
Any idea to help me? TIA.
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Last edited by Paultx; 23rd May 2019 at 09:22.
What formats did you test? ASS or SRT with HTML style formatting? Many players treat such subtitles as simple text without formatting. Try to export as .idx/.sub which are picture based. Either that or burn-in (takes lots of time/work) or invest in a different player.
What format of subs does your blu-ray player accept? There are two kinds for which you can choose styles (including font, size, and color) SSA and ASS, with SSA being perhaps the better known of the two. If all you can use is SRT, then forget about modifying the styles for your blu-ray player.
The alternative is to reencode your movies and 'burn in' or 'hardcode' your subs. Plenty of encoding programs accept SSA and ASS subs for hardcoding. But, of course, the video quality of the films will degrade at least a little bit.
Edit: sneaker beat me. Yes I forgot about VobSubs (IDX/SUB) but doubt a hardware player can use them. But you never know. The manual should say what subs are accepted for display.
Some media players do recognise colour tags within a SRT file not sure about the Philips BDP3200X Blu-ray player recognising colour tags in a SRT. ASS or SSA format would be worth a try.BeyonWiz T3 PVR ~ Popcorn A-500 ~ Samsung ES8000 65" LED TV ~ Windows 7 64bit ~ Yamaha RX-A1070 ~ QnapTS851-4G
SubtitleWorkshop shows in the Save as dialog. Which of them can I use to save in the suggested .idx/.sub format?
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Should I give this Philips SVCD Designer 1.5-2.0 a try?
If you want to test your player's response to various extended SRT tags there's a pair of files in this post:
Support varies with different players.