AfterDawn: Glossary


SubRip is one of the more popular text-based subtitle formats. Since most subtitles are still ripped from DVDs they must be created using OCR. Although SubRip was the first program with the ability to create SRT subtitle files, VobSub can also make them. Whatever application you use, you should expect to spend at least a little bit of time tweaking the settings to get the most accurate results possible. You may also need to go through the text to manually correct areas where the OCR engine simply made the wrong choice.

SRT subtitles are most commonly found in DivX or XviD encoded AVI files.

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Convert Subtitles from SUB / IDX to SRT- VobSub's IDX and SUB subtitle format has beocme very popular do in large part to its flexibility and nearly universal compatibility with media players. But there are still times when you need something different, especially when dealing with older file formats like AVI where subtitles need to be in text format rather than images like VobSub rips from a DVD. Fortunately VobSub also includes a tool capable of converting subtitles to text-based formats like SRT or SSA.

Convert Subtitles from SRT to SSA- Over the years there have been a number of different subtitle formats used for various applications. Something as simple as switching from one media player to another can cause big headaches when you find out that the subtitles you've come to rely on no longer work. In order to work around these problems it's important to be able to convert from one format to another.

Convert Subtitles from SRT to SUB / IDX- Subtitles can be found in 2 basic forms. Although most subtitles are actually text they can also be graphics that just look like text. It's relatively simple to convert between two text formats or 2 graphic formats. It's fairly common to use software like VobSub to convert from graphic formats to text. But what if you want to go from text to a graphics, like VobSub.


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