It might be useful and necessary for you to save the subtitles of a video or a DVD for a variety of reasons. In order to do so, you need an application that can simply save them in a text file with all the details that will be required later. SubRip is a wonderfully built, light weight application that helps in this effort. It supports many other things like character formation, guessing missing parts and also extending mismatching strings. Apart from saving subtitles, it also helps to convert them to other formats.
- It is not easy to rip or extract the subtitles from video files because you also need to add other meta information like timings and their accuracy and correlation matters the most. It can not only extract subtitles from videos, but also preserve original timings. SubRip can even convert these subtitles from VobSub to SET format.
- In the case of editing the subtitles it applies the "best guess so far" methodology to fill the character matrix from manually matched fonts. This is useful for the cases where there is a mismatch of synchronization between subtitle and audio. At times, there might be missing characters and SubRip can help a little in this too.
- There is a feature which also allows one to save recognized subtitles as bitmaps and SubRip can remove them later automatically.
The interface might be a little non-intuitive for users who are not familiar with such subtitle editing programs and you must have a little training or view some tutorials for using it. Once you spend a little time and understand its features and tools, you can do a lot of things very quickly and easily. SubRip is really powerful at its job. The program is super compatible with many formats used in the industry and it maintains a wide portfolio of supported types like SCR, TXT, SUB, STL, TTS and many others.
The recent release of the industry is SubRip 1.56 and it is really a small package weighing just 1.7MB in size. The software is now available for only Windows 7 with backwards compatibility till Windows XP. Unfortunately, it is not a cross platform program. It is available in many languages too, and you can find more details from its official website.
Despite its uneasy interface, it is a must addition to your list of software for working with videos and subtitles.
Changes on the new version:
FindMatrix options: added an option to check the last 'good' matrix from a prior search first before searching through other matrix files. This helps speeding up batch processing if the current subtitle was created using the same font as the previous subtitle.
Also added Option --first-matrix to the /FINDMATRIX CLI cmd which can be utilized by shell scripts for the same purpose (saving some processing time).
Post-OCR I/l correction: enhanced/added filters for cases where a Space is followed by "ll", handling many more possible combinations correctly.
Updated a few matrix files.
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OS Support: Win7 x64, WinXP, WinVista, Win7 x32, Win8 x32, Win8 x64, Win10 x32, Win10 x64,
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Date added: 04 Oct 2015
Last Update: 07 Sep 2015