Hi, I thought I would write a guide on hardcoding subtitles to a AVI file. I have a hearing loss so subtitles are essential for me, and I'm sure this will be useful for you Anime/Manga fans and those of you who are non-native speakers.Tools neededVirtualDUBVirtualDub Subtitler PluginSRT - SSA Converter
Open VirtualDub. Select Video
tab and then Filters
. Then press the Add
button followed by the Load
button. You now want to browse to the subtitler.vdf
file you downloaded earlier and finish the operation by pressing Open
Leave VirtualDub open, as we will need it later.
The next step is converting the .srt files into something VirtualDub can read, in this case, an .ssa file.
Open up the .SRT-.SSA Converter and click on Browse
to select the .srt file you want converted.
The program will create an output file with the identical name as the input file except with an .ssa extension.
Due to the small screen of the Dingoo, we need to reduce the size of the subtitle fonts. Change the Size
in Font Options
down to around 16
All you have to do now is hit Convert
(if you have SUB/IDX subtitles then you will need to find a SRT version instead - try opensubtitles.org , subscene.com or subtitlesource.org - SUB/IDX files are very difficult to convert to SRT if you don't have the original DVD VOB files handy and it's usually easier and quicker to track down a SRT version instead)
Go back to VirtualDub which should still be open.
Select the Subtitler
filter and click OK
In the Subtitler Configuration, select the .ssa subtitle file that you just created and press OK
again to go back to the main VirtualDUB screen.
Go to the Video
tab and select Full Processing Mode
Now go to File
and Open Video File
and use the browse function to select the .avi file you want the subtitles hardcoded to. Press Open
when you locate it.
Lastly we need to select the compression for our .avi.
Navigate once again to the Video
tab and select Compression
If your file is an XviD (most likely) then simply select XviD Mpeg-4 Codec
from the list. Leave the default settings.
If your file is another type of compression select that from the list and leave the default settings.
To finish simply go to File
and select Save As
.avi. Save it where you want and make sure the Save as type
is set to Audio-Video Interleave (*.avi)
and you are done. Grab some Tea or Coffee and wait for your .avi with hardcoded subtitles.