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Adding Subtitles

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by Narkona, Jan 1, 2002.

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  1. Narkona

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    A Im using smartripper, DVD2AVI and then TMPGENC to convert a dvd to VCD. I can see that i can select the subtitles i smartripper, but how do i add them to a movie????
    Is there perhaps a manual or instruction to how this is done.
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    If you want permanent subtitles, you need to add two steps between your process -- after you've created the d2v file with DVD2AVI, use VFAPIConvert (from VFAPI Reader Codec package) to convert the d2v to pseudo-AVI. Then open the AVI with VirtualDub, add Filters from Video menu and add VobSub filter -- select the main movie's VOB file you've ripped and select the correct subtitle language, subtitle colors, etc and click Ok to exit from Filter list. Then go to File menu in VirtualDub and start frame server. Leave VirtualDub open and open TMPGEnc and open the AVI you just created with VirtualDub.

    Read more about VobSub and VirtualDub from our Article section (Divx+subtitles to VCD -guide) and you should be able to figure it out.
     
  3. Narkona

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    Is it possible that you could "produce" a more specified procedure (like step 1, step2). så that i can print your answer out, and follow that every time.
    I Would be wery greatfull

     
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    That's possible, I'll add it to our way-too-long to-do list :)
     
  5. Narkona

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    I Would be greatfull if is't possible to make such a licheck list.

    The DVD's that i'm ripping right now, takes about 8-9 houst TOTAL. How much more time would it take to add the subtitles. Because if we are talking about 1hour extra then it's ok, and worthwhile, but if it is another 7-8 hours, then fusk the subtitles.
     
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    It adds probably 30minutes of work from you, but no additional encoding time to add permanent subtitles for the VCD.
     
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    Thank god.
    The method that ive been given, resulted in first converting the DVD-rip files (*.vob) to AVI, and then to MPG.
    Where I now just convert to MPG (because i burn VCD's).
    You hopefully meen an extra 30 minutes of work for the PC!! and not for me *lol*

    Can you say something about when, the step-by-step procedure will be ready/made.
    If it's to far away on arrival, can't you learn me ohw to permanently add the subtitles.
    I'm From Denmark, and therefore wish to add the Danish subtitles.
    I personely don't have a problem with understanding english, but it would give an extra 5 points up , if there were subtitles.
    A movie like snatch is a bit hard to understand.
     
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    As I explained earlier, the process is this:

    -rip the move with SmartRipper
    -use DVD2AVI to create .d2v project and WAV
    -use VFAPIConvert to create pseudo-AVI (only few megs, not a "real" AVI) from .d2v file
    -use VirtualDub to open the pseudo-AVI
    -add VobSub filter within VirtualDub and select the subtitles
    -start a frameserver from VirtualDub (it creates an another pseudo-AVI, small file as well) and leave it running
    -open TMPGEnc and load the WAV you created with DVD2AVI and load the last pseudo-AVI you just created with VirtualDub and follow our original VCD guide for the encoding settings and start encoding

    ...that's it. I'm originally from Finland, but I really don't need subs anymore as I've bee forced to undertstand (place-an-ugly-word-here) British accent while living in the UK :) I prefer English subs anyway, because some actors don't speak too clearly.
     
  9. Narkona

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    I now think that i have completet most of the steps correct.
    But the point about starting the frameserver, isen't working.

    Do I have to load a movie first, before I am able to select the start frameserver, because right now i can't select it.

    can you give me the link to your original guide
    to the encoding settings.
    because that is the next that i have to do, when i solve my problem with the frame server.

    by the way, just to totally clarify it.
    I just have to start the frameserver, end the open TMPGENC, and when the 6-7 hours encoding is done in TMPGENC that i can close the frameserver??!!!
     
  10. Narkona

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    if I try to open the pseudo-avi that I (think) that i have created with VFAPI Reader Codec 1.04b, then VirtualDub comes with an error message

    >>Couldn't locate decompressor for format 'vifp' (unknown)

    Virtualdub requires a video windows (VFW) compatible codec to decompress video. Directshow codecs, such as those used by windows media player, are not suitable<<<

    what is missing? or what i wrong
     
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    1) Frameserver needs to be installed -- inside VirtualDub's directory there's file called AuxSetup.exe, run that and it installs the frameserver support.

    2) You need to also install the actual VFAPI codec found inside the package, there's a small .bat file that installs the codec. After you've done this, Dub can open the pseudo-AVI.
     
  12. Narkona

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    That worked, and then I got another step further, BUT!!!! *hehe*

    Now i'm at the point of adding the Vobsub filter within VirtualDub, I press add filter, and the choose VobSub 2.06.
    Then i choose the index file (moviename.ifo), and choose where the new file shoud be saved (i have chosen another destination for the new index filn, because i don't know if I am to overwrite the moviename.ifo from the DVD.

    The problem is when i have to choose the subtitles and the sections of the movie.
    Ain't I supposed to select all the e.g
    VOB 01 Cell 02 ...................

    Is the selected files thoose on the right or left?????

    Because when this step is done, i Can't see any subtitles when i scroll along in the movie, and isen't the the idea???

    PLEASE HELP (as if you haven't already *lol*)
     
  13. Narkona

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    Now I succeded , I think

    I can now see the correct subtitles in the Output video window, in virtual dub.
    But what do I do from here.
    Don't I have to save the file??, because if I just start the frameserver, and then load the psaudo-avi in TMPGENC, together with the wav file, and start encoding. Then I can't see subtitles on the finished product!!!

    Can you tell what I'm doing wrong.

    I'm Getting there, but it is with babysteps :)
     
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    You start frameserver and when frameserver asks you for a filename (the later dialog box) enter something like this 'second_pseudo.avi' <- notice the .avi extension even that Dub suggests you .vdf extension.

    Then, LEAVE DUB RUNNING! Don't close it! And open the 'second_pseudo.avi' with TMPGEnc and the WAV from your DVD2AVI session. Does the trick.
     
  15. Narkona

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YES!!!!!!!!!!!


    IT'S ALIVE, IT'S ALIVE HA HA HAHA

    Thanls very much, now I am abe to rip my movies, with subtitles, or at least now if have the possibillity of adding them, if I wish.

    Thank You Very Much.

     
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