QuickTime - Perian Subtitle Size - Smaller please?

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    #1
    I use Perian to watch subtitled movies in QuickTime Pro.

    But the font size is HUGE.
    Long sentences even tend to take up half the screen.

    Any way to fix this?
     
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I really don't think they're adjustable.
    I tried googling it and found nothing relevant either.
     
  3. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's possible to change that, but what kind of subtitles? Hard Coded? A subtitle file? Closed captioning?

    In any case, I don't think it is at all possible to do what you want, sorry.
     
  4. tetraural macrumors newbie

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    In Quicktime go to Window->Show Movie Properties (command + j)
    Then, select "Video Track 2" (it must have "Text Subtitle" as Format), go to Visual Settings and edit the Scaled Size to font size and Offset to reacomodate the subtitles.

    Enjoy!

    PS: I will try Media Center Today!
     
  5. Gml macrumors newbie

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  6. zarry macrumors newbie

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    check this little thing i made..

    just uninstall your perian version and install my custom version with ability to change size of subs in prefpane..

    Perian 1.1.4b1 zZ-Build

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7YY9OC2A

    enjoy :)
     
  7. latafairam macrumors member

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    #7
    Thank you

    It works better than the original Perian.
    Why isn't this included to begin with?

    Thanks again
     
  8. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Didn't work. Won't play .mkv files.

    However, this did:
    You must allow Perian to completely finish loading/converting the video before it will allow settings to be modified.
     
  9. teho macrumors newbie

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    please help me here!
    I'm using Quicktime X with Perian 1.2.1 and running on snow leopard, but i don't see "Show Movie Properties" when i'm at window. the closest thing i saw was "Show Movie Inspector". which brings up an information box and nothing more, nothing for me to select video track 2...my subs are in srt format btw.
    or is it not working because i'm not using quicktime pro?
     
  10. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Quicktime X doesn't allow modification of tracks in that way; you want to do the optional Quicktime 7 install (it's on the OS disks, or you might already have it--the player is in the Utilities folder, not Applications) and modify it from there.

    Although I'm not actually positive you can do that if you don't have QT Pro, which isn't free--I haven't personally used a system without Pro for a while. Regardless, the previous instructions assume QT Player 7, which isn't on Snow Leopard by default.
     
  11. teho macrumors newbie

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    #11

    i guess i have to live with the big fonts in QT X...

    cheers for your answers!
     

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