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Adding subtitles to a movie in .avi format

by Akominatus / August 19, 2010 10:24 PM PDT

Apologies in advance for what is certainly a noobish question...

I have a movie file in .avi format and a subtitle file in .sfv format, and I would like to burn the subtitled movie onto a DVD using Toast Titanium. I've discovered that simply dragging both files onto the disk won't work - Toast rejects the .sfv file.

There obviously has to be a simple (?) way of combining the two files, but it's proved surprisingly difficult to find out how, so I'd be grateful for any guidance. Thank you in advance.

Mac OS X 10.5.8

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by Kevin M. Dean / August 19, 2010 11:34 PM PDT

An sfv file is a checksum file, not a subtitle file. Are you sure it's on an srt file or sub file?

I haven't burned subtitles with an avi to dvd, so I'm not sure Toast can do that anyway.

I know there's some windows apps that do it, but I'm not sure there's a Mac app. The most I've heard of are some that would hard-sub the video and that may not be desirable.

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DVD Subtitler
by Kevin M. Dean / August 19, 2010 11:36 PM PDT
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by Akominatus / August 20, 2010 12:01 AM PDT

My mistake. I guess the subtitle file must be the one with the suffix .sub, then, since the icon is in fact marked "SUBTITLES" (the reason I didn't catch on is that it was a compressed file).

So now I have a movie-xvid. avi file, and a movie-xvid.sub file. But how do I merge them? I've tried playing back on a variety of players, including QuickTime and RealPlayer, both with the "show subtitles" option turned on, but with no effect - it looks as though some process has to be gine through frst, but what?

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Couple of things
by Kevin M. Dean / August 20, 2010 12:48 PM PDT
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