Digital Video Forums  

Go Back   Digital Video Forums > Disc Formats > DVD Authoring and Editing

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23 Dec 2008, 05:30 PM   #1
Junior Member
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7
Default Placing subtitles precisely

Hello again,
This may seem like a trivial point, but I'm having trouble placing my subtitles right where I want them. The trouble seems to be a descrepancy between how high they appear on my computer vs. my standalone player. Other than that they are perfect. I can play the DVD folder using VLC or Media Classic player and they are precisely perched on the bottom of the frame. But after I burned the DVD and tried playing it in the standalone, the subtitles were about a full line too high. Does the standalone follow different rules than the computer players? Also, I burned the DVD as a data disc, containing just the VIDEO_TS folder and its contents. Could that make a difference?
chetvaldes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 Dec 2008, 07:27 PM   #2
Not a god of digital video
 
blutach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: is everything!
Posts: 24,627
Default

Use DVDSubEdit - you can move them around effortlessly.

Quote:
Also, I burned the DVD as a data disc, containing just the VIDEO_TS folder and its contents. Could that make a difference?
No, if it plays on your standalone, it has burned OK.

Regards
__________________
Les

Essential progs - [PgcEdit] [VobBlanker] [MenuShrink] [IfoEdit] [Muxman] [DVD Remake Pro] [DVD Rebuilder] [BeSweet] [Media Player Classic] [DVDSubEdit] [ImgBurn]

Media and Burning - [Golden Rules of Burning] [Media quality] [Fix your DMA] [Update your Firmware] [What's my Media ID Code?] [How to test your disc]
[What's bitsetting?] [Burn dual layer disks safely] [Why not to burn with Ner0] [Interpret Ner0's burn errors] [Got bad playback?] [Burner/Media compatibility]

Cool Techniques - [2COOL's guides] [Clean your DVD] [Join a flipper] [Split into 2 DVDs] [Save heaps of Mb] [How to mock strip] [Cool Insert Clips]

Real useful info - [FAQ INDEX] [Compression explained] [Logical Remapping of Enabled Streams] [DVD-Replica] [Fantastic info on DVDs]


You should only use genuine Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden media. Many thanks to www.pcx.com.au for their supply and great service.

Explore the sites and the programs - there's a gold mine of information in them

Don't forget to play the Digital Digest Quiz!!! (Click here)

blutach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 Dec 2008, 12:24 AM   #3
Lord of Digital Video
Lord of Digital Video
 
r0lZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: be
Posts: 1,508
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chetvaldes View Post
Does the standalone follow different rules than the computer players?
Are you sure you have edited the right subpic stream? If the movie is in 16:9, it may have two subpic streams: one for the 4:3 TVs, and the other one for the 16:9 TVs.

Quote:
Also, I burned the DVD as a data disc, containing just the VIDEO_TS folder and its contents.
Although I agree with blu that doing this should not make a difference in the way the subtitles are displayed, you should always burn the DVD-Video files as a DVD-Video. Burning them as data is incompatible with the standard compliant players, and your DVD may work only on the DivX compatible players! Use ImgBurn!
__________________
r0lZ
PgcEdit homepage (hosted by VideoHelp)
Unofficial mirror (in Poland)
r0lZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 Dec 2008, 12:48 PM   #4
Junior Member
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7
Default

Actually, I did use DVDSubedit, and used it to place my top line of the subtitles so the bottom of the characters were on the bottom edge of the picture. The second line of the subtitles were down below the picture frame, but I figured that was OK since it seemed to show up fine on the standalone player in the past. I was just surprised that after I burned it to disc, it wasn't where I originally placed it. There is only one subpic stream for sure, and the picture is in 4:3 format. I guess I'll just have to use some trial and error to get it just right for standalone use.
chetvaldes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Subtitles, best place to find rare subtitles? El Mariachi Other File Formats 6 28 Dec 2012 07:59 PM
subtitles continued.... how do I add subtitles to a downloaded divx movie wowflow Junior Members/Newbies 1 27 Dec 2002 02:39 AM
convert .sub format chinese subtitles to .srt format subtitles adrianmak General Discussions 0 30 Mar 2002 11:33 PM



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 01:43 PM.

Kirsch designed by Andrew & Austin


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1999 - 2018 Digital Digest

Visit DivXLand   Visit dvdloc8.com