Quick Time player and subtitles..

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Shadowr19, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Shadowr19 macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2007
    I guys...

    If I update the quick time player to the pro version it will be able to support subtitles and watch videos with subtitles in front row??

    When I refer videos isn't DVD's is those in .avi format for example...

    thanks :cool:
  2. g-7 macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2006
    No, you don't need QuickTime Pro. What you need is Perian (http://perian.org/).
    It can display movies with subtitles in .srt format.

    It is a codec that all QuickTime-based players use to display certain movies, so you get
    subtitles in QuickTime Player, Front Row, etc.
  3. murfle macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2007
    As far as I know, .avi containers do not have the ability to store a seperate subtitle track. The subtitles would most likely be hardcoded into the video itself, for example, with fansubbed anime in .avi files.

    There are also .mkv files which allow you to have multiple tracks, including softsubs (like you get on DVDs) that allow you to turn them on or off. If this is the case, you'll need a codec pack called Perian http://perian.org/

    That being said, I'd recommend MPlayer OSX for mkv files. Read this thread for how to install it right. Haven't tried quicktime just yet (due to lack of full screen. haven't updated to the latest version with that enabled just yet)
  4. Shadowr19 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2007
    I just want the ability to add manually (or the program add them automatically if the movie and sub add the same name) .srt or .txt files to the quick time and also to the front row.

    Perian seams to fit that....

    tks i will try it!

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