[matroska-devel] Re: Converting Subtitles

Kimmo kimmo at poispakkoruotsi.com
Wed Jan 22 08:15:23 CET 2003



----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamel" <Paul at msn.com>
To: <matroska-devel at freelists.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:08 AM
Subject: [matroska-devel] Converting Subtitles


> Until it is decided how to store other subtitle formats in Matroska, it
> appears that we should come up with a way to convert other subtitle
formats
> into something that can be used right now with Matroska.  I propose a
simple
> USF conversion.  The examples given by Toff are very complex because of
all
> of the options that are being shown off, but USF can be used as a very
> simple format.  For example:
>
> This is an example of some subs produced with subrip.
>
> 1
> 00:01:04,274 --> 00:01:06,390
> Thebes: City of the Living.
>
> 2
> 00:01:07,634 --> 00:01:10,068
> Crown jewel of Pharaoh Seti the First.
>
> 3
> 00:01:13,194 --> 00:01:16,664
> Home of lmhotep, Pharaoh's high priest.
>
>
>
> This is what it would look like converted to USF.
>
> <subtitles>
>
>  <subtitle start="00:01:04.274" stop="00:01:06.390">
>    <text>Thebes: City of the Living.</text>
>  </subtitle>
>
>  <subtitle start="00:01:07.634" stop="00:01:10.068">
>    <text>Crown jewel of Pharaoh Seti the First.</text>
>  </subtitle>
>
>  <subtitle start="00:01:13.194" stop="00:01:16.664">
>    <text>Home of lmhotep, Pharaoh's high priest.</text>
>  </subtitle>
>
> </subtitles>
>
> It is such a simple conversion, that this could easily be used to mux
other
> subtitles into Matroska.  All we need is a directshow filter to show them
> with.

What about VobSub support? If we'd use the native subtitles in DVD without
OCR. Would you include all directshow filters in one pack finally+


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