This guide explains step by step how to 'paste' subtitles into any video file permanently. The subtitle file can be in any format (SUB, SSA, SMI, TXT, etc.)
Permanent subtitles are specially useful if you are about to create a VCD/SVCD, or if you want to watch subtitled movies with any media player or portable device.
1-VirtualDub or virtualDubMod: Used to re-encode the video with the subtitles included.
2-VirtualDub Subtitler Filter: Filter to apply the SSA subtitle file
3-Subtitle WorkShop: Subtitle editor tool
4-DivX Codec: Used to re-enconde the video with VirtualDub.
Step 1: Install the subtitler filter
After you have downloaded the VirtualDub Subtitler Filter, copy subtitler.vdf into the \PLUGINS directory under the VirtualDub program directory. If the PLUGINS folder does not exists, create it.
Step 2: Edit the subtitle file
Even if your subtitles are already in SSA (SubStation Alpha) format, this step is required to customize the subtitles aspect. Subtitle Workshop will be used here to convert the subtitles to SSA and/or edit their font aspect and position in the output video.
Open the subtitles with Subtitle Workshop in File>Load Subtitles.
Then....Go to Settings > Output Settings...
The Output Settings dialog will open up
Select Substation Alpha (*.ssa)
The recommended subtitle fonts are Arial, Arial Narrow and Tahoma, usually Bold. The font color should be a brigth one (yellow or white), and the secondary colors should be black. At the Others tab at the same dialog, you can customize several additional settings.
Now you can save the subtitles from the File menu. When saving make sure to double click the SSA format.
Step 3: Apply the subtitles with VirtualDub
After you have created your SSA subtitles, start VirtualDub and open the target movie. We'll recompress the movie with the subtitles in this last step. Note: There is no way to apply the subtitles without recompressing the video.
Go to the Video menu and select Filters.
Click the Add... button.
Select the "subtitler" filter and click OK.
After you click OK, the Subtitler Configuration dialog should appear. Click the "..." button and browse to the SSA file you have previously saved with the SubStation Alpha editor.
If you want to use the original subtitle file word wrapping mode, select Manual word wrapping. You can also use the Automatic or Smart word wrapping modes, but when playing the video and applying Pan&Scan feature, long subtitle lines won't fit the video viewable area.
Click Show Preview to see how your subtitles will appear in the encoded video.
To scroll faster, hold down SHIFT while moving the video position slider. If you are satisfied with the results, proceed by closing all opened dialog windows.
Step 4: Save and encode the video file
To save the video file with the applied captions, we will have to recompress the video and leave audio stream as is.
Under Video select Full Processing Mode, and under Audio select Direct Stream Copy.
Go to Video > Compression. Double click the DivX 5 codec (thats why we need the DivX 5 Codec)
Finally go to File > Save As AVI... and enter a file name for the output video. The encoding process will start and your output video will include the subtitles permanently.
original source http://www.divxland.org/permanentsubtitling.php
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