srt subtitles in QuickTime or iTunes?

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  1. Stylez macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm switching from windows to mac. I have a considerable divx collection with srt subs.

    I'd like to be able to watch the collection, bringing front row GUI to my plasmascreen.

    I found a way to make my collection appear in Itunes now, so all I need to know is how to handle the subtitle files?
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    i know VLC supports subtitles, but not sure if u can put VLC to front row
     
  3. ronni3 macrumors regular

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    I have a few japanese animations that use .Srt for subtitles but whenever the video is playing I get these subtitles that fill up the whole screen. Is there anyway to change the size of the subtitles in VLC? Can you guide me through this?
     
  4. Stylez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Isn't there simply a way for Quicktime? I really wouldn't know what is compatible with front row, I'm picking up my first macbook in a few days so I really don't know. I'm only interested in using front row
     
  5. DrBrown macrumors newbie

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    Try Submerge

    I've used Submerge to merge .avi files with .srt subs successfully. (www.bitfield.se). It's cheap and worth every penny. Works nicely in front row in tiger, but there seems to be a problem with subs in Leopards front row.. Works fine in Quicktime in leopard.
     
  6. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Perian lets Quicktime play darn near anything, and definitely with it you get support for most .srt files. Just make sure that if the file is Bob.avi, the srt if Bob.avi.srt
     
  7. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    The man is right, other than the names.

    Bob.avi
    Bob.srt

    No avi.srt
     
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  9. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    You don't need the .avi? Cool! I know that it works with it since i was fiddling with .srt files and quicktime just last night.
     
  10. absurdio macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. Wow. I had the exact same question as our original poster, and, having just installed Perian, all i can say is: Perian ftw!
     
  11. topshot macrumors newbie

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    I still have issues with this topic. I downloaded Perian and installed it but nothing changes in Quicktime. No new menus or anything and video file is named as.avi and subtitle file as.avi.srt but still I got no subtitles. I have Leaopard.
     
  12. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Maybe you need Quicktime Pro? That makes no sense though. In order to see the Subtitles, you go to View->Show Closed Captioning.
     
  13. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Wow, I didn't know that. Not that I don't like VLC, but it isn't exactly convenient with my Mini Front Row Media Center.

    Good call!
     
  14. topshot macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, odd. The line 'Show Closed Captioning' is colored grey and disabled. Yet it doesn't have the 'Pro' -sign in front of it. I have only one avi+srt movie though so can't try with another one.
     
  15. topshot macrumors newbie

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    Tried with another srt subtitled movie, still no subtitles. The 'show closed captioning' option remain disabled. How do I now that Perian is succesfully installed?
     
  16. weckart macrumors 68040

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    You should see a preference pane for Perian in your System Preferences.
     
  17. topshot macrumors newbie

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    I don't. Perian.component is in /library/quicktime/ directory.

    Edit: I just updated my QuickTime but still, no subtitles. Looks like now there's even a menu view->subtitles, but nothing can be chosen. Btw, I have Leopard for that matter.
     
  18. snoesje2 macrumors newbie

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    I experienced some problems too, when i installed Perian.
    Luckily, i found the problem: i updated my iTunes , et voila, it worked in Quicktime
     
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  20. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    ^^ thats upsetting.. i hope they fix it soon. my anime collection depends on it.. haha
     
  21. absurdio macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. Seems they've stopped working for me, too. That's unfortunate. Glad I'm not the only one, though.

    ...Guess I'd better learn a lot of foreign languages really damn quickly...

    Edit: Anyone tried using an older (i.e. not updated) version of quicktime?
     
  22. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, i didn't update and mine still works fine.
     
  23. acevergreen macrumors newbie

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    How do we rever to the previous version of the QuickTime (ie 7.3)
     
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  25. absurdio macrumors 6502

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    Perian 1.1 exists now. And I'm pleased to report that with Quicktime 7.4.1 and Perian 1.1, .srt subtitles seem to work again. Hope they work for everyone else, too.
     

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