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How to convert .scc closed caption subtitles into human readable text

I'm trying to find a tool or library (possibly an open-source tool) to parse or convert .scc closed caption subtitle files to a human readable text, say .srt or xml or any text formats. Is there a ...
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How to export only an in/out range or selection of subtitles on Davinci Resolve?

I broke down a project into segments to make a playlist, and successfully exported the audio-video segments using in/out ranges, but the srt subtitles always come out for the whole timeline. I tried ...
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Splitting videos andsubtitles together

I am involved in a project where we would have a video with srt or vtt subtitles and we will need to split it into multiple shorter videos with the subtitles adjusted accordingly for each of the split ...
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After adding subtitles the second audio track gone

I have a video with 2 audio tracks. After using the following command line the other audio track is gone ffmpeg -i "movie.mkv" -i "subtitles.ass" -c:v copy -c:a copy -c:s copy &...
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How to prioritize subtitles in LAV Splitter?

I'd like to default subtitles to English [Forced] (refer to Image 1) in MPC-HC, using LAV Splitter (refer to Image 2). Also, if it'd be possible, I'd like to set the default Audio Track to Japanese [...
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How can I convert the caption file format (.xml to .vtt)?

I'm looking for your help and suggestion how to get started with CC conversion from .xml to .vtt. We are having lots of flash files where we have xml to vtt during a project migration. I tried with ...
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Adjusting the vertical alignment line position in Premiere's Captions

I am creating burnt-in (open captions) using Premiere CC 2019. When I generate captions, they look like this: I would like the line alignment to be vertically centred within the black block. Is this ...
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Correct method to set font-size in .ASS file

My final video output is 1080:1920 (9:16 aspect ratio), after padding. In .ass file, I set PlayResX: 1080 PlayResY: 1920 and then the font-size=130. But, this font-size doesnt occupy exact 130 pixels ...
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Easy way to create AudioGrams, ideally with waveform & Subtitles / Closed Captions with progressing marker on them? Free to start with?

Easy way to create AudioGrams, ideally with waveform & Subtitles / Closed Captions with progressing marker on them? Free to Start with? Easy way to take my writings; quotes, poems or short ...
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Setting the default subtitles

I managed to create the subtitle file, using different language with one single FFMPEG command: ffmpeg -y -loglevel "repeat+info" -i "file:Intervista.mp4" -i "file:...
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Create Text Graphics with Flat-Style Padded Background Boxes

I'm using Premiere. Was wondering the best way (base application or if there's a good recommended plugin) to get this style text graphic: https://twitter.com/CNET/status/1122999001119318017 (0:10 in ...
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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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How can i do overlay subtitle with ffmpeg like in the links provided?

I need a script for ffmpeg to do this: Background color (drawbox) for all words like this:
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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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Extract subtitles in time range using ffmpeg

I have original video (with subs) and cropped version of it (without subs). I need to add subtitles from original video into cropped in appropriate time range. I think the best way to do is: Extract ...
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Framerate and timestamps in SubRip subtitles

I don't understand why the framerate of the video should affect timestamps in SubRip (*.srt) subtitles. If I am correct, when you convert a video from one framerate to another, the length of the ...
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Can I inject subtitles into a live stream with FFmpeg?

In my live streaming scenario I need to grab a video source and inject subtitles that I generate algorithmically during the stream (i.e. I do not know the subtitles upfront), and publish the streams ...
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Errors adding multiple Subtitles with FFMPEG

I am trying to soft-encode 3 subtitle files into my film. I extracted the subtitles from the DVD using ByteCopy I am using this command to add the files: ffmpeg -i BloodDiamond.mp4 -i ...
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How to manage subtitles for dialects

I'm italian, and I was commissioned a video composed by several interviews to old people living among some hills. The final product now is a 70 minutes long video composed by interviews that are ...
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How do you extract bitmap subtitles to a standard image format using ffmpeg?

I need to extract bitmap-based subtitles to a standard image format like PNG or BMP. Preserving transparency would be a bonus. I don't need to convert to text, and I don't want a subtitle-specific ...
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Why do I use ffmpeg to embed .ssa subtitles and ffprobe recognizes that the subtitle is ass format?

I use ffmpeg to embed .ssa subtitles into mkv, but ffprobe recognizes that the subtitle is ass format. ffmpeg -i input.avi -i input.ssa -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map 1:0 -c copy demo.mkv Also, I learned ...
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Davinci resolve stops generating subtitles in specific part of timeline

I'm having an issue generating automatic subtitles over a specific portion of my video. it worked just fine scanning the middle to end but it only gets off 2 subtitles in the beginning then stops for ...
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How to add correctly ssa/ass subtitles to video with ffmpeg or VLC

I want to add ssa subtitles to video. I've tried with VLC. If I play the video and add subtitles file VLC shows correctly the ssa subtitles but if I convert/save the same video adding the subtitles ...
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ffmpeg mov_text subtitle too small when converting mkv to mp4

I want to remux a mkv file into mp4. I used the following command. ffmpeg -i "input.mkv" -c:v copy -c:a copy -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map 0:2 -map 0:3 -c:s mov_text "output.mp4" Problem:...
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Rounded Border in .ass subtitle

I am highlighting subtitle like this Dialogue: 0,0:00:00.00,0:00:05.00,Default,,0,0,0,,{\t(0,500, \3c&H00FFFF&\3a&H128&)}highlighted How to change the border so it will look rounded? I ...
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Stripping audio and subtitle tracks and converting subs to ones that LG C2 Media Player recognises

I have a complicated video file (.mkv, 12.78 GB, 2160p) with two audio streams (MLP FBA 16-ch and AC-3, respectively), and 11 subtitle streams (all of format PGS and Muxing mode zlib). The native ...
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Handling non continuous input dvb_subtitles in mpegts stream using FFmpeg

I have an input feed that contains video, multiple audio, and dvb_subtitles streams. I am transcoding the audio and video and copying the dvb_subtitles where subtitles are not coming continuously(for ...
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Difficulty with frame accuracy when generating subcaps with FFmpeg at 23.976fps

Difficulty with frame accuracy when generating subcaps with FFmpeg at 23.976fps Currently testing .srt & .ass subcaps in a VFX workflow. The goal is to drop specfic text over specific shots and ...
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Convert TTML Subtitles to STL or SRT in Linux

I want to convert a file with TTML subtitles preferably to STL, or to SRT (less preferred). I thought that I would be able to do it with ffmpeg but apparently they do not support it, because the TTML ...
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position subtitles in the middle of the video height using ffmpeg

Assume my video resolution is 848x480. I add subtitles on the video and I want it to be positioned on the middle of the video. How to do it? (Please write a solution that can position the subtitle at ...
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Merging mp4 files and preserving subtitles

I'm in the process of digitizing my entire movie collection. For the most part, it's pretty smooth. I'm using Handbrake to put everything in mp4 format, and it's getting moved to my Plex server. The ...
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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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FFmpeg ass filter doesn't use font i choose

I created an .ass file with specified font (SF Pro Semibold) and wanted to merge with a video. .ass file: [V4+ Styles] Format: Name, Fontname, Fontsize, PrimaryColour, SecondaryColour, OutlineColour, ...
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Overlay text annotation on an independent video track

I have 25 short videos of family (~3 min each) that I would like to label with names of the various people. There can of course be many people on the screen at once, so I need to be able to add ...
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Use ffmpeg to "overlay" a png on top of an entire video file

I want to be able to use a command to "edit" a video to have an image over the entire length of the video. Some videos I download have hardcoded subtitles that I want to remove. But I also ...
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Syncing hard-coded text with audio

Perhaps too basic for this forum... but it might help someone in the future. I want to make translated lyric videos, with the lyrics hardcoded onto the video (English on top, my translation in my ...
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How to add subtitles choices to MP4

So I have a Mp4 file, and I want to add multiples subtitles choices to it that will stay forever. A bit like how YouTube, like there are the subtitles choices, and you select which one you want or ...
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ASS subtitle - Different alignment at block and inner level

I am trying to achieve an ASS subtitle that aligns the rectangular bounding block at the horizontal center of the window, while maintaining left-justification inside that block for multiline subtitle ...
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Easiest way to add subtitles

I'm tasked with translating and putting hard subtitles on dozens of videos. This is the only thing I will be doing to the videos and I have 0 experience with video editing. I am a programmer though. ...
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How do you subtitle a video?

I am making a small video (not really a film) that has muffled/hard to understand dialogue. The video goes for about 2 minutes and I only need to subtitle roughly 2 sentences worth - so it's not a lot....
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How can we keep the subtitle track when converting from MKV to MP4 with ffmpeg?

I have an MKV with integrated subtitles as such: I want to keep "English [Full] - [English]" when converting to MP4. Currently I use this command: ffmpeg -i myMovie.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec ...
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Is it possible to increase horizontal and vertical padding on ffmpeg burned subtitles - using .srt format?

Using command : ffmpeg -i source_video_path.mp4 -vf "subtitles=srt_source.srt:force_style='OutlineColour=&H80000000,BorderStyle=4,BackColour=&H80000000,Outline=0,Shadow=0,MarginV=25,...
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How can I set the colours in libass subtitles?

ffmpeg allows you to pass parameters through to the subtitling library, libass. For example: # this is wrong # 0057b8=blue, ffd700=gold ffmpeg -i original.mp4 -vf "subtitles=russian.srt:...
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How to display multiple lines of subtitles that have overlapping time on Youtube?

I have 2 subtitle entries that look like this in the srt file 00:10:15,60 --> 00:10:18,00 - We're good here in the sun, right? 00:10:15,80 --> 00:10:18,00 - You need some sunscreen? I got a 70 ...
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Removing streams in HEVC H.265 MKV file?

I have multiple MKV files with video encoded a la HEVC/H.265. I want to, using the Windows command line, make a new MKV file, stripping out all but specific subtitle tracks and audio tracks, on a ...
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Video editing software with good support for dual speaker subtitles?

I'm currently using DaVinci Resolve to subtitle my videos but I realize now that it has no support for people speaking with multi track subtitles. I want to color code subtitles for different speakers ...
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How do you make consistent effects on different clips in premier?

I've got a method for making subtitles for videos. They need to grow onto the screen from small to big, then shrink again before the next line pops up. My way of doing this is setting keyframes in the ...
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How can I auto-fill a subtitle file with the known text I was reading?

Suppose I subtitle a video of myself reading a story. I can use software like gaupol to insert subtitles into a .srt file at particular times. But I shouldn't have to retype the whole story, given I ...
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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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Possible dropped frames after trimming a video

I have a 30-fps video just downloaded by youtube-dl, and it seems to have black frames in the beginning of it. Part of the result of ffprobe youtube-dl.mp4: Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from '...