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How to convert .SRT video files to .AVI

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#1
I downloaded a TV series, "Das Boot," in 3 CDs with .SRT video codecs. I was able to convert 2 of them, CD2 and CD3, to AVI, but then I stopped converting them, and now that I am trying to convert CD1, I do not remember the program I used.

Most programs I find are to convert .SRT subtitles. Yes, I have the .SRT subtitles, with the same name as the CDs, but I have no problems with the subtitles, and don't need to convert them, as they come out integrated in the .AVI version.

I need to find a program to convert .SRT video files to .AVI, period. I know there is one out there, since I used it once, but can't remember its name now.

If anyone out there knows what I am talking about, I welcome your suggestions.

Please do not make any suggestions about converting .SRT subtitles. That is not my problem.

Thanks in advance.

Jaragua
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#2
Quote:
I need to find a program to convert .SRT video files to .AVI, period.
I'm not clear on what you are looking for.
Since the .srt file is a text file - it cannot be converted to video.

If you are referring to integrating the subtitles into the AVI video (xsubs) so that they can be turned on and off with the remote, then there are a number of programs that do this.

http://www.calcitapp.com/AVIAddXSubs.php
#3
Originally posted by attar:
Quote:
I need to find a program to convert .SRT video files to .AVI, period.
I'm not clear on what you are looking for.
Since the .srt file is a text file - it cannot be converted to video.

If you are referring to integrating the subtitles into the AVI video (xsubs) so that they can be turned on and off with the remote, then there are a number of programs that do this.

http://www.calcitapp.com/AVIAddXSubs.php


Well, I knew that was going to be the beginning of this searching saga, as I have seen that answer in about every forum I have visited, but not posted.

Here are the names of the files I received, exactly as I got them,

Das.Boot.miniseries.original.uncut.reevel.cd1.of.3
Das.Boot.miniseries.original.uncut.reevel.cd2.of.3
Das.Boot.miniseries.original.uncut.reevel.cd3.of.3
Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel CD1 Of 3
Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel CD2 Of 3
Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel CD3 Of 3


When I hover over them, they all say "Type: SRT File, Size: [...] KB, Date Modified: [Date and time]"

The sizes correspond between "...cd1.of.3" and "...CD1 Of 3", etc., in this order: "...cd1.of.3" and "...CD1 Of 3", 60.1 KB, as in the example above; then "...cd2.of.3" and "...CD2 Of 3", 42.5 KB; and the last one "...cd3.of.3" with "...CD3 Of 3," with 49.0 KB.

Above files "...CD2 Of 3," and "...CD3 Of 3," are the two converted AVI files, the former with 626 MB, and the latter with 617 MB. I converted those at some point, but stopped in the middle of the project, and don't remember how I did it (shame on me:-), or simply, I don't remember if I had problems converting CD1, the only one without an AVI version.

Here is the webpage where I dwld the files from, with further details about the content of the files,

http://www.h33t.com/details.php?id=706c8...ed9ce309cdd212e

Even though it says "...Video Codec............: DivX 5.0.2," in the details about the 3 CDs, I didn't see that in the original files.

What am I missing in my seeing, I wonder?

Thanks for your interest on helping me, appreciate any suggestions you might have to resolve this issue.

Regards,

Jaragua

PS: I have no problems muxing or converting files from known video codecs. This one in particular has turned out to be a tough cookie. :-)
#4
Drag the AVI file into Mediainfo and see what it lists the contents as.

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_...s/mediainfo.cfm
#5
Originally posted by attar:
Drag the AVI file into Mediainfo and see what it lists the contents as.

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_...nfo.cfm


Thanks again!!!

And thank you for Mediainfo, a very useful tool.

Here is the text version of Mediainfo on "..CD2 Of 3.AVI"

General
Complete name : E:\Movies\Das Boot - 1985 - MINI\Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel Cd2 Of 3.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 627 MiB
Duration : 1h 25mn
Overall bit rate : 1027 Kbps
Movie name : Das Boot - miniseries original uncut cd2
Writing application : Nandub v1.0rc2
Comment : Ripped by Reevel

Video
Format : MPEG-4 Visual
Format settings, BVOP : Yes
Format settings, QPel : No
Format settings, GMC : 2 warppoints
Format settings, Matrix : Default
Muxing mode : Packet Bitstream
Codec ID : DX50
Codec ID/Hint : DivX 5
Duration : 1h 25mn
Bit rate : 888 Kbps
Width : 576 pixels
Height : 304 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 1.895
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Resolution : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.203
Stream size : 542 MiB (86%)
Writing library : DivX 5.0.2 (UTC 2002-05-16)

Audio
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 1h 25mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 122 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
Stream size : 77.6 MiB (12%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 26 ms (0.65 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration : 505 ms
Language : undefined


Regards,

Jaragua
#6
Originally posted by attar:
Drag the AVI file into Mediainfo and see what it lists the contents as.

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_...nfo.cfm


One more thing.

The "..CD2 Of 3.AVI" and "...CD3 Of 3.AVI," play perfectly well, subtitles and all, in DivX player. I am in the process of converting them to DVD files. For that, I use Avi2Dvd, which does an OK job, but it is painstakingly slow.

Any recommendations from your treasure trove of knowledge, would be appreciated.

Thanks again.

Jaragua
#7
The file type extensions are missing from your file names.
Go into the control panel, (classic view)/folder options/view

Make sure "hide file extensions for known file types " is UNchecked.
#8
CORRECTION: Don't know how to delete message.

Jaragua
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Jul 2008 @ 20:35
#9
Originally posted by davexnet:
The file type extensions are missing from your file names.
Go into the control panel, (classic view)/folder options/view

Make sure "hide file extensions for known file types " is UNchecked.
My mistake.

I see what you are saying.

Here they are, copied after I UNchecked "Hide extensions for known file types."

Das.Boot.miniseries.original.uncut.reevel.cd1.of.3.srt
Das.Boot.miniseries.original.uncut.reevel.cd2.of.3.srt
Das.Boot.miniseries.original.uncut.reevel.cd3.of.3.srt
Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel CD1 Of 3.srt
Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel CD2 Of 3.avi
Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel CD2 Of 3.srt
Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel CD3 Of 3.avi
Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel CD3 Of 3.srt


Hope that makes it.

Thanks again.

Jaragua
#10
Originally posted by davexnet:
The file type extensions are missing from your file names.
Go into the control panel, (classic view)/folder options/view

Make sure "hide file extensions for known file types " is UNchecked.
Attar, Davexnet,

Thanks a mlllion for your help.

I got it.

I went ahead and downloaded the torrent again, and there they are, the three CD .AVI files.

I guess I mistakenly deleted it, and couldn't understand how I had only CD2 and CD3 in .AVI versions, but not CD1.

I thank you for your willingness to help, and I promise for next time not to be so dumb before I post for help, first checking and double-checking before I open a thread.

I have learned a bit, however, about .SRT files, with the added benefit of becoming a member of Afterdawn.com, and part of the interaction of yet another sharing community.

My apologies for wasting your time, and thank you both very much.

Best regards,

Jaragua

PS: I still would like to know your suggestions about an AVI to DVD converter. Thanks both of you guys, you're terrific.
#11
You're welcome. That's the most confusing file names I've ever seen
in a download. As you said, each avi has two associated
SRT files. For example:
Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel Cd1 Of 3.srt and
Das.Boot.miniseries.original.uncut-reevel.cd1.of.3.srt

I looked at them in Notepad, they seem to be identical.
Presumably so are the other two pairs or SRT files.
#12
Originally posted by davexnet:
You're welcome. That's the most confusing file names I've ever seen
in a download. As you said, each avi has two associated
SRT files. For example:
Das Boot Miniseries Original Uncut-Reevel Cd1 Of 3.srt and
Das.Boot.miniseries.original.uncut-reevel.cd1.of.3.srt

I looked at them in Notepad, they seem to be identical.
Presumably so are the other two pairs or SRT files.
You're right!!

That's what was driving me nuts!!!

Fortunately, we have solved the little .SRT mystery.

If you have any suggestions for a better AVI to DVD converter than Avi2Dvd, the one I use now, I'll appreciate it.

Thanks again, Davenext!!!

Jaragua
#13
Have you taken a look at DVD Flick ?
It encodes the files, authors the DVD, even a basic menu if you
want it.
http://www.dvdflick.net/
#14
Originally posted by davexnet:
Have you taken a look at DVD Flick ?
It encodes the files, authors the DVD, even a basic menu if you
want it.
http://www.dvdflick.net/


Thanks, Davenext, for your prompt answer.

I am already converting "Das Boot CD2.SRT," to DVD.

Appreciate the tool.

Regards,

Jaragua
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