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Subtitles.

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by figs, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. figs

    figs Guest

    I've followed the instruction in this thread http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/710 everything works great except when I get to the point of starting the frame server. I leave this running and start TMPGEnc. TMPGENc seems to be working jsut fine if it let it complete the mpeg works just fine with sound the only problem is the subtitles aren't there. While TMPGenc is doing its thing the frame server just sits there and does nothing. Thanks in advance.
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Eh, you definately used the frameserver file as your source for TMPGEnc (you know, when you save the file before frameserver starts, that is the file you need to open with TMPGEnc).
     
  3. figs

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    ooo.. ok... I just tried doing what you suggested. I used the file name movie.avi when i saved the file using frameserver, when I opened this name under tmpgenc it give's me an error saying the file cannot be opened or unsupported. the file is movie.avi is there its small but its was created. Thanks for your help. your help in the previous thread really got me far..
     
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    Yeah, it's really kinky how the thing actually works if you use all the steps. Here's a short description:

    -VOBs are the source, you need to keep them whatever you do
    -DVD2AVI creates a sort of "frameserver" itself which basically strips the video out of VOB files into easily readable format -- .d2v file.
    -VFAPIConvert creates yet another "frameserver" that just loads the data from .d2v file and puts it into AVI headers so that programs that don't understand .d2v files can open it as well.
    -VirtualDub creates yet another "frameserver" that adds subtitles, etc to VFAPIConvert's file and saves it into another "frameserver AVI" (or pseudo-AVI as it is not really an AVI, but a system that creates a small file that looks like AVI, but is generated dynamically on the fly just like others mentioned in here)

    ...so, all the files -- VOB, .d2v, VFAPI's .avi and VirtualDub's .avi need to be stored (and to have different filenames obviously) in order to get this tango working.

    When TMPGEnc loads the final AVI, the actual data comes from the VOB files, just through bunch of apps :)
     
  5. figs

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    I finally got the frame server to work. I got a older version of tmpengc. The only prolem is the subtitles are fine for the first 10 min or so of the movie then they stop, they come back later in the move but are not in sync with the movie. Any clues and what is causing this?
    Thanks.
     

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