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Are there any limitation to to text in a sub file?

Discussion in 'Subtitle help' started by chermesh, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. chermesh

    chermesh Member

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    Hi,
    All my efforts to add a complete set of subtitles to an avi file, failed. Some titles show up, others are cut in the middle or disappear.
    My problem takes place in a section of a video, where a lot of talking takes place.
    Are there any limits to number of letters and/or the duration of a specific subtitle?
    Are there any other restrictions I should take into acount?
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    As long as the times don't overlap, there's no problem


    Code:
    1
    00:00:02,520 --> 00:00:05,640
    Stitch-up. It was a stitch-up.
    
    2
    00:00:39,760 --> 00:00:42,800
    "He's a motivator, an entertainer.
    
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    "No! What? Put that bit in. Cut the other stuff out.
    

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  3. chermesh

    chermesh Member

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    I still wonder what's wrong.
    Will it be too much to ask you to check the following short srt file? When it comes to the the sentence "Throwing up can cause a thiamine deficiency", subtitles start losing order, not all of them show up:

    Here's the file:

    1
    00:00:00,675 --> 00:00:03,281
    Two days ago when you went for a walk

    2
    00:00:04,260 --> 00:00:06,800
    Did you find a street kitten?

    3
    00:00:05,840 --> 00:00:08,040
    you took her home,

    4
    00:00:08,100 --> 00:00:10,200
    you called her Millie?

    5
    00:00:14,201 --> 00:00:16,800
    How did you know about Millie?

    6
    00:00:23,000 --> 00:00:25,000
    She's innocent

    7
    00:00:25,000 --> 00:00:27,000
    What're you talking about she signed a confession?

    8
    00:00:27,000 --> 00:00:28,400
    You were right about her having bulimia

    9
    00:00:28,401 --> 00:00:30,400
    Throwing up can cause a thiamine deficiency

    10
    00:00:30,401 --> 00:00:33,400
    and thiamine deficiency can cause Korsakoff syndrome

    11
    00:00:34,000 --> 00:00:36,200
    Korsakoff what?

    12
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    A neurological disorder characterized by anterograde amnesia

    13
    00:00:38,200 --> 00:00:40,200
    extreme susceptibility to suggestion and confabulation

    14
    00:00:40,201 --> 00:00:42,000
    I tell her she has a cat named Millie

    15
    00:00:42,000 --> 00:00:43,400
    she remembers having a cat named Millie

    16
    00:00:43,401 --> 00:00:45,200
    you tell her she bashed her husband

    17
    00:00:45,200 --> 00:00:45,300
    over the head with a golf trophy

    18
    00:00:45,300 --> 00:00:46,000
    she remembers that

    19
    00:00:46,000 --> 00:00:47,000
    only there is no cat

    20
    00:00:47,000 --> 00:00:48,000
    I made that up

    21
    00:00:48,000 --> 00:00:49,200
    just like you made up a story

    22
    00:00:49,200 --> 00:00:50,200
    about a murder plot

    23
    00:00:50,200 --> 00:00:52,100
    to collect life insurance

    24
    00:00:52,100 --> 00:00:55,429
    a bit of a clich? isn't it?
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Look at the times on lines 2 and 3
    Line 3 starts before line 2 ends.

     
  5. chermesh

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    Thanks. I made a few adjustments and got the desired subtitles.
     

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