[nSLUG] Re: MPlayer subtitle problem
mspencer at tallships.ca
Wed Apr 24 02:35:36 ADT 2013
I think I have a movie with working subtitles! Haven't watched all
the way through (tomorrow night's movie with Peggy :-) but it sails
right past the problem spot, correctly displaying subs, in sync, from
the .srt file.
The successful incantation was to rip the movie from the DVD with:
mencoder dvd://1 -ni -o henry.avi -oac copy -ovc lavc \
arrived at by cook-booking from the manpage plus trial & error. Tried
some other incantations first, all of which slowed to a snail's pace
about halfway through the movie and/or emitted error
messages. Guessing (from mencoder messages) that it was the -ni (no
interlace) that fixed it, possibly at the expense of not-quite-perfect
video. Mencoder remains intimidating, what with so many options that I
don't understand and having to wait for an hour's hard CPU grinding to
see if some row of command line hen tracks worked.
But in any case, I didn't have to hard-write the subs into the .avi
file. HenryV.avi is now dribbling across my tediously slow LAN to the
computer with the nice big CRT monitor.
Tnx for help and pointers,
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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