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Question about DVD Flick, AVI files and subtitles

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  1. mancislan

    mancislan Regular member

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    Hello,
    I have an AVI file that I want to turn into a DVD burnable file.
    It is a foreign film that comes with subtitles. But the subtitles are not burnt on the screen. They come separately.
    I was hoping that DVD flick (version 1.3.0.7) would be able to turn the AVI file into a DVD burnable file, and also include the subtitles that come with it. But everytime I go to "Edit Title" and try to add the subtitles, this message pops up:
    "The subtitle file you selected appears to be graphical. DVD Flick only supports textual subtitles"
    By the way, the AVI file comes with two more files: an SUB and an IDX file.
    I have no idea what those two files really do or are. But I am pretty sure that combined, they allow the AVI file to play with the subtitles.

    Any information on how to turn this AVI file into a dvd burnable file with the subtitles will be welcome. Thanks!!!
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    The subs are bitmapped not text.
    You could use SubTitleCreator to OCR them to .srt format.
    Locate .srt subs from download site and hope they sync.

    I would:
    Convert the sub/idx to .sup format with SubToSup.

    http://www.videohelp.com/tools/SubToSup

    Use AvsToDVD to convert the avi to DVD and add the .sup file.

    http://www.videohelp.com/tools/AVStoDVD


    This assumes that you know the subs sync up with the AVI when played back on the PC.
     
  3. mancislan

    mancislan Regular member

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    Thanks for the quick reply and for the info!
    I just started the process.
    One question: will this "burn" the subtitles on the video, or will it give the option to turn them on and off?
    Also: is there a way to do this using DVD Flick?
    I have never used AvstoDVD before, but I have used DVD Flick numerous times and it always does a good job.
    Thanks again!
     
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  4. attar

    attar Senior member

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    It outputs a DVD with switchable subs (like DVD Flick) - it also uses ImgBurn to optionally burn the disk.

    If you want to use DVD Flick you have to either convert the subs to a text format(e.g. .srt) or procure the likes of .srt subs from a site..

    Possibly, you might want to try DVDSubEdit to load the .sup file (it will then ask you to open an .ifo file - browse to any .ifo file you have on the pc and let it load them).
    On the lower right of the screen there is a 'Run OCR' and 'Save as SRT' button.
    Try that and see if you get a decent list.
    If it's ok, use that in DVD Flick.
     
  5. Chetwood

    Chetwood Regular member

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    Why should he OCR from graphical to text when the output DVD also needs graphical subs? Also, I fail to see how any of this is related to DVD Shrink.
     
  6. attar

    attar Senior member

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    Not DVD Shrink, it's DVD Flick.
     
  7. Chetwood

    Chetwood Regular member

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    Exactly. And this forum deals with DVD Shrink.
     
  8. attar

    attar Senior member

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    Click 'Report' and have a moderator move it.
     

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