[matroska-devel] Re: Converting Subtitles
steve.lhomme at free.fr
Wed Jan 22 09:28:51 CET 2003
En réponse à Pamel <Paul at msn.com>:
> Until it is decided how to store other subtitle formats in Matroska,
> appears that we should come up with a way to convert other subtitle
> into something that can be used right now with Matroska. I propose a
> USF conversion. The examples given by Toff are very complex because of
> 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.
> 00:01:04,274 --> 00:01:06,390
> Thebes: City of the Living.
> 00:01:07,634 --> 00:01:10,068
> Crown jewel of Pharaoh Seti the First.
> 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.
> <subtitle start="00:01:04.274" stop="00:01:06.390">
> <text>Thebes: City of the Living.</text>
> <subtitle start="00:01:07.634" stop="00:01:10.068">
> <text>Crown jewel of Pharaoh Seti the First.</text>
> <subtitle start="00:01:13.194" stop="00:01:16.664">
> <text>Home of lmhotep, Pharaoh's high priest.</text>
> It is such a simple conversion, that this could easily be used to mux
> subtitles into Matroska. All we need is a directshow filter to show
> them with.
Is there any DirectShow filter for existing subtitle formats ? Because from what
I understand of DS (from Blacksun explanations) it's not that easy to put
anything over a video in DirectShow (except with the new DirectX 9). So such a
filter(s) would be complex. That's why it's usually handled separately, in the
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