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Subtitle error message on DVD Flick

I created a srt file in the proper format and tried to use it on DVD Flick but got an error message: "the subtitle file is corrupt or is unsupported by DVD Flick." Any idea what the problem could be?

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Actually that is the issue.

You'll have to edit the subtitle file and fix it. I can't guess what subtitle file you used but do try it with a subtitle editor if you don't want to learn the coding of said format.

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I followed the correct format when I made up the subtitle fi

I used notepad to create the file. the format was as follows:
1
00:00:00,000
the subtitle

2
etc

I saved it as filename.srt

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Not good enough.

Windows might shove in a cr/lf and maybe this needs just lf? Use a subtitle editor next time. I didn't get into SRT formats since we have the web at our fingertips.

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I solved my problem.

I solved my problem. The beginning time of next subtitle has to be the same as the ending time of the previous one. To have a period of time with no subtitle, you have to have a subtitle section between them and have to type spaces. For example:I solved my problem. The beginning time of the next subtitle has to be the same as the ending time of the previous subtitle. To have a period of time with no subtitle, you have to have a subtitle section between them and have to type spaces where you would put the subtitle. For example:
1
00:00:05,000 --> 00:00:11,000
Text of subtitle

2
00:00:11,000 --> 00:00:20,000
Types spaces here

3
00:00:20,000 --> 00:00:25,000
Text of next subtitle

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Good to read.

If you want to get into the SRT format, that's good but once you find a good editor you rarely see folk go back to notepad. The editors let me see and hear the title and I can push the titles around a lot easier.

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