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Nills Lagerbaak
24-09-2004, 07:11:50
Hiya, me again. I got an interesting one this time.
I have a .avi file (it is in chinese with no English subs.) I have also managed to download the subtitles in a .sub format. Is there any way I can synchronise the tow to play together when I open the .avi??


Sir Penguin
24-09-2004, 07:19:57
I think they're supposed to do it automatically. The .sub file has to have the same name as the .avi file (like, "foobar.avi" and "foobar.sub"), and the files have to be in the same folder.


Nills Lagerbaak
24-09-2004, 08:30:30
I thought that might be the case.... are you saying that Real Player of Windows Media player will be intelligent enough to spot a .sub file (of the same name and in the same folder) when you double click the .avi?.....Groovy.

Sir Penguin
24-09-2004, 23:00:04
In theory, anyway. I don't know about Real. WMP should.


25-09-2004, 00:10:08
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25-09-2004, 08:36:27
:lol: TIEFER!!

Nills Lagerbaak
28-09-2004, 14:17:14
Oh by the way....surprise surprise. When I renamed the .sub file the same as the .avi file and put them in the same folder. Neither WMP or RealP was ablt to play the subtitles.... :(

Nills Lagerbaak
28-09-2004, 14:22:43
Ok, why was I not told about DirectVobSub?!?! :D Apparently that's what you need to install into your player for the automatic play9ing of film and subs to work.

28-09-2004, 14:58:04
Was just going to mention DirectVobSub.

28-09-2004, 17:15:05
Originally posted by Drekkus
:lol: TIEFER!!


Sir Penguin
28-09-2004, 18:37:04
I was going to mention DirectVobSub, but I did some further reading on it, and came to the conclusion that it's what you use to make .sub files.


28-09-2004, 21:09:03
It installs the DirectShow filter to display them. VobSub is the one that makes them.

Scabrous Birdseed
28-09-2004, 21:48:14
I've got SRT subtitles for one of my films. How do I work those?

Nills Lagerbaak
30-09-2004, 08:40:25
OK, I downloaded Directvolsub (which it assures me is what you need to make WMP play subtitles) Dropped the DLL into both the WMP folder and the windows system 32 folder, installed it from the dos prompt like it told me to. Named the fiilm and subs the same, put them in the same folder and surprise surprise, nout.

Fecking computers.....still it was a lerning experience about what DLL's do and system 32 folde etc.

Provost Harrison
30-09-2004, 19:02:37
Originally posted by Asher
Was just going to mention DirectVobSub.

Yeah, you say that now (well, after the event on Tuesday anyway ;)) :p

01-10-2004, 05:45:05
I don't know about SRT files. Some players seem to want them embedded into an AVI, while others play the separate SRT file alongside the AVI. I think BSPlayer does AVIs with embedded SRTs.

Here's more about the embedding. No idea if it works....