Apple TV subtitle size ! subler

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by AjeeB, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    hi,
    I use subler to add subtitle and change m4v file properties ... but I can't understand why always subtitle font size is same ! even when I change at (scaled size) ... any hints - and how to preview real size before test it with atv3 cause quicktime+itunes font size is ok

    BR
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I've found they are a bit small as well. I think Apple TV just displays SRT subtitles the same way no matter what. If you use SRT subtitles they look totally different if you play the file on the mac through VLC or some other programme.

    Maybe try using a bitmap subtitle file?

    I also found this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1067678
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    This is unfortunately iOS's fault and nothing more. No matter how many times you try to change the settings in Subler, it won't change anything.

    You should try to watch a movie with Subtitles on the iPhone 4, fun times. :D

    Best thing to do is file some feedback to Apple and hope they fix it in the next update.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to go off topic a bit, but how do you actually load an SRT file so that when you are playing a movie through Apple TV that you have an option to turn subtitles on or off??


    Thanks.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    You either have to imbed when you transcode to an mp4 (using HB) or add it after transcoding using Subler (import>file)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    you can't imbed, srt !!! only bitmap subs ... idx..etc
    so this is bad !! :mad:
    I just make a request in apple support ! maybe they well answer and I ask about increase subs.. !! this really stupid (it's only subs) every cheap stream could do that !

    Thanks all
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately, I have to disagree with you. Under the subtitle tab in HB, there is a selection for adding and external srt. Have done it many times.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree with u ! that u can put external srt sub !! and that's what am talking about ! ... problem is with ATV ! you can't increase subs font size ! that's all about ...

    BR
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the help.
    Subler is only available for OSX... Anything for Windows?
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    So anyone figured out how to increase subtitles in atv3?
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    I just noticed that the subtitles don't have black background any more. I wonder if that is do with an update?
     
  12. thread starter macrumors member

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    p.s ClosedCaption (cc) <> srt (deferent) = not same
    Apple use cc !
    I tried many ways to change font size using scaled size (subler)
    can anybody point me to sample mp4 movie include cc subs to check configs ?
    I can't find over internet an Apple Native MP4 with cc subs

    BR
     
  13. macrumors 603

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    CC's still have black background (just tested this on my ATV3 with Men in Black HD streamed directly from Apple) - and textual, embedded subtitles (which are a completely different things) never had.

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    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/81986513/112012/AppleCCtest.mov

    I've extracted this from the second video at https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/ipad-iphone-application-development/id480479762 . Works just great on the AppleTV 3.

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    Only by burning them in right to the video stream (which also means a complete reencode & image quality loss) with an app, with increased size. IMHO it doesn't worth the hassle if you have a sufficiently new (2010+ model) iDevice with a HDMI or VGA adapter - just use it with a subtitle charset-setting capable player. (It's Playing, nPlayer, yaPlayer, CinemaXHD etc. - see my dedicated articles in the iPad forum here at MR)
     
  14. macrumors 603

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    I've just published a FULL, all-in-one, HUGE article on CC's, their extraction etc. Feel free to check out http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=16353030

    Feedback is, as usual, welcome :)
     

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