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#1 tomyknoker

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:19 PM

I have no trouble adding .avi files to toast and burning to DVD, however I have a .avi file which is in a foreign language and contains subtitles, the subtitles are in the same folder and end on .srt... However if I drag these to Toast it says they are an unsupported file type... Any ideas anyone?

#2 theoldarchiver

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:14 PM

Install Perian. Amongst its features, it enables QuickTime to read .srt files in combination with .avi files.
When Toast uses QuickTime decoding while encoding a DVD, with Perian it will also "burn" those subtitles onto the video. For this to work, the filenames have to match.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 04:37 AM

Can you explain exactly the procedure for doing this?  If I have two files: "myMovie.avi" and "myMovie.srt", do I need to add the srt file to the "mix"?  If so, how?

Thanks

#4 theoldarchiver

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:23 AM

QUOTE (pseudonym @ Feb 28 2008, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If I have two files: "myMovie.avi" and "myMovie.srt", do I need to add the srt file to the "mix"?

Just put them in the same folder. Then Perian will find the .srt.
You can check/"preview" this by playing the .avi in QuickTime Player.

As far as I can tell, the process presumes ISO 8859-1 (Western Latin 1) text encoding,
so you may get weird results for non-western languages.

Edited by theoldarchiver, 28 February 2008 - 06:04 AM.


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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:16 AM

Thanks for the instructions!

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:08 AM

i followed the instructions and added the folder with both the .avi and the .srt file, but still get the error message that the file format is not supported and therefore the .srt file can not be added.

i haven't tried to burn the movie yet, but does that mean that subtitles will get burned regardless the error message (and the not added .srt file)?

Edited by ordell, 31 March 2008 - 07:11 AM.


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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:50 AM


If you are creating a DVD-Video, you do not have to add the .srt file. You just want to make sure they are saved in the same folder on your hard drive.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:59 AM

thanks for the clarification!


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Posted 20 September 2008 - 05:21 AM

QUOTE (theoldarchiver @ Feb 27 2008, 02:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Install Perian. Amongst its features, it enables QuickTime to read .srt files in combination with .avi files.
When Toast uses QuickTime decoding while encoding a DVD, with Perian it will also "burn" those subtitles onto the video. For this to work, the filenames have to match.



Hi... Jumping in to an old post here because my question is an extension of this question. I have found Perian. It works great!! I'm thrilled. However, one movie that I want to add subtitles to, the subs are split into TWO .srt files. The file has to be the same name as the .avi file, I don't know how to properly add subtitles in this situation. Can you help?

#10 theoldarchiver

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE (jjjapan @ Sep 20 2008, 03:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One movie that I want to add subtitles to, the subs are split into TWO .srt files. The file has to be the same name as the .avi file, I don't know how to properly add subtitles in this situation.
If you have
- movie.part1.avi
- movie.part1.srt
- movie.part2.avi
- movie.part2.srt
then it would be obvious where each .srt belongs to.
If you have
- movie.total.avi
- movie.part1.srt
- movie.part2.srt
then you'll have to merge the .srt files. The timing in part 2 starts with 0:00:00, so you'll need an intelligent app to change the timing in the second part. I never had to do this, but this external forum describes it.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 03:32 PM

QUOTE (theoldarchiver @ Sep 21 2008, 02:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you have
- movie.part1.avi
- movie.part1.srt
- movie.part2.avi
- movie.part2.srt
then it would be obvious where each .srt belongs to.
If you have
- movie.total.avi
- movie.part1.srt
- movie.part2.srt
then you'll have to merge the .srt files. The timing in part 2 starts with 0:00:00, so you'll need an intelligent app to change the timing in the second part. I never had to do this, but this external forum describes it.



It's the second scenario, that's what has me stumped. I'll check out the forum for combining .srt files. thanks for the link.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 03:41 PM

I'm sorry, but I have tried every which way to make this work.  I am using Toast 9 and I installed Perian but do not see where it is making any difference.  What is it supposed to do?  I have tried converting it to a DivX file and played it in Quicktime.  I have burned it three times - twice as an .avi file and once as a DivX file -- and no subtitles.

What am I missing here?

#13 theoldarchiver

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:13 AM

Perian will overlay .srt (or .ssa) subtitles on top of the video, if it finds the subtitle file. It does this by looking for a matching name in the same location. For video file "my-movie.avi", the subtitle file should be named "my-movie.srt". If you play "my-movie.avi" in QuickTime Player, then you should already see the subtitles.
On converting to a different format, such as DVD-Video, the subtitles will be 'burned' onto the video. You will not get selectable subtitles this way.
That is all there is to it.
Even if you 'export' to divx.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE (theoldarchiver @ Oct 5 2008, 01:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Perian will overlay .srt (or .ssa) subtitles on top of the video, if it finds the subtitle file. It does this by looking for a matching name in the same location. For video file "my-movie.avi", the subtitle file should be named "my-movie.srt". If you play "my-movie.avi" in QuickTime Player, then you should already see the subtitles.
On converting to a different format, such as DVD-Video, the subtitles will be 'burned' onto the video. You will not get selectable subtitles this way.
That is all there is to it.
Even if you 'export' to divx.


Thank you for responding.  I have made sure that the names line up exactly.  When I play it in Quicktime, no subtitles.  I have Quicktime Pro.  It does not help.  Under the "View" menu the option to view subtitles is not illuminated.

I am using OS 10.5.5.  Could that be a reason?

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE (ReiMan @ Oct 7 2008, 01:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I play it in Quicktime, no subtitles.
Hmm. Something's wrong then. Are you sure the subtitle file is in SubRip (.srt) format?

QUOTE (ReiMan @ Oct 7 2008, 01:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have Quicktime Pro. It does not help.
This feature of Perian does not depend on Pro.

QUOTE (ReiMan @ Oct 7 2008, 01:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Under the "View" menu the option to view subtitles is not illuminated.
This is normal. That menu option is for a different type of subtitles.
Movie Inspector (Cmd-I) should show the Perian subs as 'Text Subtitle' in the Format section, together with the video and audio stream.

QUOTE (ReiMan @ Oct 7 2008, 01:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am using OS 10.5.5.  Could that be a reason?
I don't think so. I believe I would have read reports about such an incompatibility if that were the case.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE (theoldarchiver @ Feb 27 2008, 06:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Install Perian. Amongst its features, it enables QuickTime to read .srt files in combination with .avi files.
When Toast uses QuickTime decoding while encoding a DVD, with Perian it will also "burn" those subtitles onto the video. For this to work, the filenames have to match.

My Perian does not show
subtitle options: load external subtitles

I have installed version 1.1.2, anyone who know about another program i can download for my mac?

#17 KJ1

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:52 PM

excellent advise here.  I hope yocan help me.  I am using the Roxio video copy and create program in easy media create 10 and have an avi movie not in english and a .srt file that I need to combine to get the Subs.  how do
I do this in this program?  I am using a PC running vista (don't laugh).


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:56 PM

This is odd--I've installed Perian and I get subtitles just fine in Quicktime when playing an AVI file with an SRT file in the same folder.  But Popcorn does not burn these subtitles.  (Even though it shows them in the little preview window.)  I've tried three times.  Any suggestions?

I'm running 10.4.11, Perian 1.1.3, and Popcorn 3.

Thanks!

Edited by Doug C, 24 February 2009 - 02:02 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:19 PM

QUOTE (Doug C @ Feb 24 2009, 01:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is odd--I've installed Perian and I get subtitles just fine in Quicktime when playing an AVI file with an SRT file in the same folder.  But Popcorn does not burn these subtitles.  (Even though it shows them in the little preview window.)  I've tried three times.  Any suggestions?

I'm running 10.4.11, Perian 1.1.3, and Popcorn 3.

Thanks!

I am in exact same situation: installed perian, watching movie with quicktime shows subtitles but Toast 8 doesn't burn these subtitles in
Anybody any ideas ??
I am running 10.5.6 Perian 1.1.3 with Load subtitles checked in Perian prefs and burning with Toast Titanium 8.04

#20 mancourt

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 06:25 AM

I'm having trouble as well, but using Toast 9. Did anyone ever figure this out?




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