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Burn an AVI movie with subtitles to a DVD in one step Apps
When you want to burn an AVI movie to DVD with a separate subtitle file (like .srt), you are normally forced to first properly encode the movie and then mux the subtitles over it.

You can save yourself a lot of time by installing the excellent Perian QuickTime plug-in. If you open a .avi (or .mkv for that matter) in QuickTime, Quick Look, or any other program that will call the Perian codec through QuickTime -- and you have a subtitle file present in the same folder as the .avi file -- you'll see that Perian will show the subtitles automatically.

You can also use this in Toast, etc. and burn an AVI with subtitles in one shot.
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Burn an AVI movie with subtitles to a DVD in one step
Authored by: Xcelsior on Apr 14, '09 09:16:05AM

Unfortunately, there appears to be a bug in Perian where it has trouble displaying AVI files that have subtitle files formatted with DOS carriage returns, so not all movies that Perian/Quicktime display will have the subtitles displayed.



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Burn an AVI movie with subtitles to a DVD in one step
Authored by: Spliff on Apr 14, '09 11:39:10AM

Perian's subtitle feature has *never* worked for me. I've tried different subtitle formats, but nothing works. Guess it must be the above mentioned bug.

Is there a way to convert the DOS carriage returns so the subtitles work with Perian?



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Burn an AVI movie with subtitles to a DVD in one step
Authored by: blgrace on Apr 15, '09 12:18:37AM

you could try TextWrangler and strip out and replace the carriage returns



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Burn an AVI movie with subtitles to a DVD in one step
Authored by: pseutro on Apr 15, '09 12:22:13PM
I've never had problems with this, but the following article touches on this. I typically use the dos2unix tool (in MacPorts) for converting files.

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031018164326986

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Burn an AVI movie with subtitles to a DVD in one step
Authored by: Spliff on Apr 16, '09 11:00:26PM

I tried converting the .srt file to have both Mac and Unix carriage returns and line endings. Neither helped.

For whatever reason, Perian won't display subtitles on either of my two Macs running Leopard.



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Burn an AVI movie with subtitles to a DVD in one step
Authored by: Cantus on Apr 14, '09 09:23:40PM

I believe the subtitle file must have the same name (except the extension) as the video file for this to work.



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Burn an AVI movie with subtitles to a DVD in one step
Authored by: scott451 on Apr 15, '09 03:42:50AM

hi,

this may be a stupid question, please bear with the new mac user...

the last line of hint is deceptively simple - you can use toast etc to burn. does anyone know a little more on how this works ?

does it burn the subtitles directly into the avi file ? does it work with any burning tool ?

thanks for your help,


scott



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Burn an AVI movie with subtitles to a DVD in one step
Authored by: chucky23 on Apr 15, '09 04:42:11AM
"the last line of hint is deceptively simple - you can use toast etc to burn. does anyone know a little more on how this works ?"

Sure. The DVD burner uses a laser to scorch a transparent organic dye (usually cyanine, phthalocyanine, or azo compound-based) to create "pits" (i.e. dark spots) over a reflective spiral groove.

"does it burn the subtitles directly into the avi file ?"

No.

However, if you open the .avi file with Perian installed, you can then save a self-contained .mov file which will have the subtitles embedded in a single file.

"does it work with any burning tool ?"

I would strongly advise against using a Zippo lighter or an acetylene blowtorch for the task, as the necessary precision is difficult to achieve. However, it will work with any disk burning software.

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Burn an AVI movie with subtitles to a DVD in one step
Authored by: DHH on Apr 17, '09 01:24:25AM

Is ist also possible with VLC to create an "enhanced" avi with subtitles? Could I use the avi and srt files as source and then stream into a new file?

Would love to this without adding all kinds of new plugins and programs etc...

Best,
DHH



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