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Hard coded subs

Discussion in 'Subtitle help' started by yanaka, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. yanaka

    yanaka Newbie

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    Is there any way to extract the hard coded subs and output a .srt file that I could then run afterdawn on? TIA
     
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    There's no simple way to do this.
    Have you looked at a download site that may have the subs?
     
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    Yes of course. Here's the problem. Assume a video, in a foreign language, has hard coded subs in the same language for hearing impaired folks. I can't understand the language so I want to get subs for this, however there are none available. So my thought was to input the .avi/mkv... file with the hard coded subs and output a .txt file (like ripping an av file and outputting just the song and not the video).

    At that point since I can't delete the hard coded subs and given it's the only copy available, I would simply burn a new version of the movie injecting the now translated subs at the top of the movie so as not to clash with the original hard coded subs.

    I realize this would be complex as you can't, like with txt subs, scan in, pass a string to Google and write the return since you have no idea of how long each sub is visible for; but that's what OCR is there for right? :).

    Just wanted to know if there were any tools out there to do that.

    Thanx
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Since I don't see through brick walls any better than anyone else, I thought it not out of line to ask.

    Try this - it has no help file and hasn't been updated - you might figure it out.
    Have a good one.

    http://www.videohelp.com/software/AVISubDetector
     
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    Thanx for that, as you said no or little documentation. Would you know of any that run on OSX?
     
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    Thanx! I'll give that a try! Appreciate the help!
     

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