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How would I produce unevenly colored subtitles with aegisub

I would like to put text on screen that would have non-even colour. I.e. if the text were "subtitle", "s" would be in say white and "e" in gray. Is there a way to accomplish this using Aegisub/ASS ...
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Adding hard and soft subtitles to a video

I have several movies and shows, such as Breaking Bad, into which I want to add both soft (optional) subtitles for English, but hard (always on) subtitles for the non-English languages. Is this ...
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I need to modify a movie's displayed subtitles and display as an image overlay

I'm kind of at a loss on how to do this. I have access to gimp/inkscape/ffmpeg/vlc, and I can download font styles as needed off the web. So I have a movie. I play the movie in vlc player, I display ...
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FFmpeg can't convert eia_608 subtitles: “Data Ignored since exceeding screen width”

I'm trying to convert iTunes movies that were previously decrypted to an mkv file with FFmpeg for use with Kodi. I want to keep stereo audio and h264 video the same, which I can do. Subtitles I want ...
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ffmpeg hardcoded subtitles from the top, bigger, with thicker stroke, on a dark background

I found this page (I can't comment or answer there so here's a new question): Render srt subtitles to video? with this line which works fine: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -filter:v subtitles=subtitle.srt -c:...
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Save caption style / create preset

I'm doing a lot of small videos, often using the same open captions styles. But for every video, I have to re-enter every parameter (font, font size, color, etc.), repeating those steps for ever ...
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Hebrew subtitles issue on Avid

There is a weird character showing up on the beginning of each subtitle line on Avid even though the srt is “fine” and said character doesn’t show up on movie players... I’m kinda lost, could it be ...
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ffmpeg cut same video to multiple pieces

For the project that I'm working on I have to cut some parts of same video with some subtitles. So I made a bash file that executes multiple ffmpeg commands like this. ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf scale="...
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Subtitles do not match spoken dialogue. Why?

I have been watching a lot of shows on Netflix lately in French, (please note the original language is English, so it is dubbed) with French subtitles. I find that the subtitles rarely match what is ...
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How to make ffmpeg flush the subtitles in real time while transcoding?

I'm feeding ffmpeg from stdin and do several transcoding operations in one command only. The issue is that ffmpeg seems to transcode them(or at least write on disk) sequently (i.e. first it transcodes/...
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What's the difference between open Subtitles and open captions in Premiere Pro CC 2018?

The only difference I've spotted is that you can edit the font in open captions but not in open subtitles. But i'm sure there's another point to it.
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.SRT File Import Problem on Premiere Pro CC 2017 1.2

I'm having some really strange behaviour of an .srt file when I import into a Premiere project. First off, the .srt file defaults to 720 x 480 in size and 1000 fps. My project video settings are 23....
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subtitles: show timed-fragments of the same text line

Note: this is all about editing .ass (or Advanced SSA) subtitles. I just happen to download Death Note series with chapters in mkv format, and found what seems to be a new subtitling method being ...
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DaVinci Resolve: Blur and fade title on top of video

I am using DaVinci Resolve 14. Is it possible to have titles on top of video which blur and fade out at the same time? I know how to fade them, but I cannot blur them. Adding a transition seem to ...
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How do I make animated subtitles to go with music?

The subtitles in this video look amazing. They are able to make the words dissolve and fall off the screen as the song progresses. Most subtitles are just plain text. How is it possible to make ...
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After Effects automation and annotation tools (scripts) for student work

I need a professional advice for self-assessing among students. I am searching for a tool (script or scripts) that helps annotating very long videos in After Effects. I also would like to automate the ...
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Positioning subtitles in Premiere Pro CC

In the process of producing a video, we are creating subtitles. We have decided to align the text object's vertical center at 10% of the height of the frame as seen on this mockup: In Photoshop and ...
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ffmpeg: how to add several subtitle streams

I tried to add 2 .srt subtitles to a video, but the resulting file has only the first subtitle. This is the command I used: ffmpeg -i $movie.mov -i $sub_en.srt -i $sub_de.srt \ -c:v copy -c:a copy \ -...
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Import Excel file with subtitles and timestamps

I typed up a transcript of a video, and inserted time stamps at the beginning of each change of speaker, using https://transcribe.wreally.com/. Then I put everything into Excel. I copied the ...
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Hardcode subtitles video as pixels with FFMPEG

I had try several ways to merge subtitles with the video as pixels stream but none does exactly what I want... usually the .srt file is added to the container... or a video stream is created with ...
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Website or tool for timing other language subtitles based on a properly timed but different language one?

I sometimes get in a situation, when I have an already properly timed subtitles for a video and I have a different language subtitle file, which I would like to synchronize to the existing one. ...
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How can I import subtitles/captions into a letterboxed video like this?

How can I easily create captions that look like this? (Click to see a video that shows a good example.) I have a video that is 1280 x 720 pixels but converted to a square of 1280 x 1280 pixels so ...
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Is there a Youtube-supported subtitle format that does positioning + Unicode?

I am trying to add Asian language subtitles that are positioned at the top of the screen, not the bottom, to a YouTube video. There is a list of subtitle formats that YouTube supports. Using the ...
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MKVToolNix equivalent for .MP4's

Good day! I'm looking for MKVToolNix equivalent software for .MP4's. I will use it in a video file without subtitles, I'll find it's subtitle and merge it with the video file just like what I did in ...
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Scrolling text on video

I want to take an mp3 podcast and its transcript and create a video of the text scrolling vertically on the screen with the audio. I need to scroll 10~20 lines of text so that I don't have to sync ...
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Title with animated mask ffect overlap when exported

A week ago I asked how I can animate a mask over a title, and the answer I received seems to work, but is very temperamental! Sometimes I'd press play on the timeline and things would preview ...
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Can ffmpeg create DVD subtitle streams from (Advanced) SubStation Alpha files?

As the title says, I'm wondering if ffmpeg can create DVD subtitle streams from .ass or .ssa files. The key point being that I want libass to be used when rendering the subpictures, so they get ...
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mkv or m4v to dvd

I am looking to burn .m4v and .mkv files to a DVD, such that high quality dvd playback of the output will be possible on a DVD player. What is the process? I do not want loss of quality in the ...
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How to add hardcode subs into movie [duplicate]

My LED TV does not detect subtitles automatically. Unless they are burned in hardcoded, it does not show subs. I used handbrake to hardcode subs which took about half hour to do so and even it puts ...
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Accurate automated closed captioning

I have been looking into automated closed captioning and the accuracy of the services found so far is poor. I am looking to caption a number of 1hour + presentation recordings so manual captions isn'...
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How to overlay SRT or ASS on a video and output the pre-render captioned video?

I noticed a lot of video having pre-render captions. I remember I saw someone working in a Chinese studio that primarily does translation works and she was using a software to render the SRT or ASS ...
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Subtitle format guide

I was asked to subtitle a student movie. I don't care much about which subtitle format to use - I'd probably use vim for typing them, and still it is interesting which formats are most common and what ...
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Add border to video, maintaing aspect ratio, and insert subtitles in the border

I have an MKV wrapped 1920x800 video and a sidecar .srt subtitle file. I want to convert the video to 1920 x 1080 and add black border on top and bottom while keeping the original aspect ratio. I also ...
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Modifying FFmpeg command from 2-pass to 3-pass and hardcoding subtitles

I'm working with the following ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -y -i "Original.mov" -pass 1 \ -vf "subtitles=espSbs.srt, scale=1920:1080" \ -b:v 27179k -b:a 128k -f mov /dev/null && \ ffmpeg -i "...
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Which software a dubbing studio use for subtitles and closed captioning workflow?

Many video production and dubbing studios offer services of closed captioning, subtitles and so on. Their audience is generally big broadcast networks. I was wondering, what kind of software this ...
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Loss of quality while adding subtitle via FFmpeg

After solving on problem I cam coming to a next one. After adding subtitles, discussed here, with the command: ffmpeg -i grdedFinal.mov -vf subtitles=portSbs.srt gradedFinalwithSubs.mov the quality ...
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Unable to hardcode subtitles in FFmpeg on Mac to mov

I would like to hardcode subtitles using FFmpeg, I'm trying to do this using the following command: ffmpeg -i grdedFinal.mov -vf subtitles=portSbs.srt gradedFinalwithSubs.mov which returns the ...
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How to display subtitles as default in an MKV file

I have an MKV file with multiple subtitles. I would like to mark one set of those subtitles as default, so that it is turned on by default when the video starts playing. NOTE: I do not want to "burn"...
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ffmpeg - burning in subtitles with non-square pixels

I've got a 16:9 standard-def movie into which I need to burn some subtitles. I'm using ffmpeg -y -i input.mov -vf ass="./captions.ass" output.mov and in the subtitle.ass file I've tried PlayResX: ...
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How can I convert the subtitle file format (.rtf to .vtt)?

Does anybody knows an easy way to create a .vtt (WEBVTT) subtitle file with an .rtf file? I don't want to have to type all the subtitles new to get the .vtt format! Is there an easy way to convert it?...
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Problems occurred when importing subtitles into Sony DVD Architect

I'm new to Sony DVD Architect, I can't import subtitles into DVD-Arc even though the file extension is .sub. I used Subtitle Edit to save my original subtitle file(in .ass format) to DVDSubtitle(.sub) ...
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Split PGS subtitles (.sup file)

I'd like to know if there is any method to split a PGS format subtitle pulled from a bluray as a .sup file.
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Mac Hardcode Subtitles from SRT to MP4 & adjust size and screen position

I've been spending all day trying to achieve everything in my question. The only solution I've found being to encode the subs onto a green matte and then key out the green in premiere and change the ...
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How to DISABLE--NOT REMOVE subtitle tracks from an MKV file from the command line?

ATTENTION: THIS QUESTION IS ABOUT DISABLING--NOT REMOVING SUBTITLE TRACKS FROM MKV FILES FROM THE COMMAND LINE. PERIOD. It IS NOT about REMOVING subtitles by REMUXING with mkvmerge or any ...
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Automated Timing for Video Subtitles

I have got a video clip and a 100% accurate text file (containing subtitles). Is there any way where I can convert the text file into a timed SRT subtitle file? Thank you very much.
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Merging mp4 video stream with subtitles for use in creating DVD

Suppose I have two files called foo.mp4 and foo.srt. The mp4 file doesn't have subtitles, and I want to add subtitles from the foo.srt file. The utility mencoder is frequently recommended in this ...
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Burn ASS subtitle onto MKV without any quality loss

I want to burn embedded ASS subtitle onto MKV, but I'm completely clueless when it comes to video converting. I want to keep the same quality, file size and everything else but the subtitle hardcoded. ...
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Embedded Timed Text for closed-captioning? Is that possible?

I am going to be working on a video project that needs closed captioning. The requirement we got from the client says.... Closed Captioning Embedded Timed Text subtitle track (ISO/IEC 14496-17) ...
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Burn .mkv to a .dvd for playback on DVD player while retaining multiple tracks?

If I use a program like ASVtoDVD or ConvertXToDVD to convert a .mkv to a .dvd, and the .mkv has multiple audio tracks/subtitle, will the produced .dvd only have one of those, or will it retain more or ...
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Split subtitles to line up ends of files?

I'm on a windows PC and have two files of a movie that's been split into those two pieces. I also have a subtitle file, but it's in one whole piece. Is there a way, using Subtitle Workshop(what I have ...