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by kneeslasher
Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: [Updated: SUCCESS!] Non-Handbrake solution for Subs/Captions
Replies: 21
Views: 18776

[Updated: SUCCESS!] Non-Handbrake solution for Subs/Captions

Previously, I was having problems zipping the CC track onto the m4v (the final step), but this is now, I think, fixed by using a slightly different QuickTime component straight from Apple. Updated instructions below. Proof-of-concept for how to get a DVD's closed captions into the ripped m4v so that...
by kneeslasher
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

Bear with me: this is fascinating because I hadn't realised QT Pro had this capability.

So once a text track has been added, is this the equivalent of the "Show closed captions" option in iTunes? On the iPhone?
by kneeslasher
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

Hang on. That last step. Let's say I had an m4v file and a text file somehow created from vobsubs or ccs. Quicktime Pro can zip them together and create a file capable of displaying subs/ccs in iTunes/QuickTime/iPhone?
by kneeslasher
Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

I'm hoping this comment is actually useful/informative:

http://www.cpcweb.com/whats_new/#Captio ... d%20iPhone

This seems to be software which takes an *already* encoded m4v and a prexisting CC file, and simply zips them together. Now where's that $9000 I left lying around...
by kneeslasher
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

Fellow non-developers: let's all discreetly shut up lest our posting is taken as whining. There's nothing to be done here and we're better off discussing other HB issues rather than bringing down ire on this. I think we've all proved we're avidly agog for CCs.
by kneeslasher
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

I think we all understand, quite axiomatically, that our screaming <> developer work. However, since we have the hope that *some* day, our desire for CCs may be addressed, I'm sure the posters in this thread were simply interested in getting our views down so when/if the day rolls round that work *i...
by kneeslasher
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

I'd prefer developer energy went towards getting Handbrake to create an m4v with audio, video *and* the CC track. Getting CCs off a DVD and into an srt file is a non-issue since (free) tools already exist to do just that. It is creating a single file with the new Apple-supported CCs which is the fir...
by kneeslasher
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

For Region 1 DVDs, the CCs are already sitting there, so I would hope Handbrake will, some day, be able to create an m4v file with a CC track taken straight off the DVD. Quicktime/iTunes already have the functionality to display such CCs (on/off) as do the new iPods for external output. I wonder how...
by kneeslasher
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

Great to hear :).
by kneeslasher
Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

McPoodle's tools could handle CC extraction and conversion to srt files: I used them years ago without issues. Given the ease with which it was possible, I'd prefer developer interest in this to focus solely on using srt files as input for encoded files as CCs (i.e., Option 1). Apart from the huge u...
by kneeslasher
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Auto Chapter Naming
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

I suspect metadata for DVD rips is still in its infancy, not yet comparable to more mature ripping and naming now present in the music world (CDDB, etc.). Also, I presume the challenges are much steeper with DVD metadata matching being a little more complicated than track lengths on a CD.
by kneeslasher
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Subitles that can be turned On/Off
Replies: 43
Views: 16388

Yeah: I saw that too, I do hope it isn't the case.
by kneeslasher
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Subitles that can be turned On/Off
Replies: 43
Views: 16388

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jsp ... ID=5297086

The ability exists. It is just (for now) limited to the new Nanos.
by kneeslasher
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Subitles that can be turned On/Off
Replies: 43
Views: 16388

http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=78694 "...and has a setting for turning on closed captions. That apparently would only work on iTunes purchased content that specifically supports captions. None of the content I've downloaded supports captions, and there is no standard way t...
by kneeslasher
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Subitles that can be turned On/Off
Replies: 43
Views: 16388

The old vobsub tools surely still work?
by kneeslasher
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Subitles that can be turned On/Off
Replies: 43
Views: 16388

Agreed: OCR is a pain. But many R1 DVDs have proper CCs as text. I remember using McPoodle's tools for extracting them (as text, no OCR) years ago.

Since iTunes now has CC support (so far unwitnessed though), iPod support should hopefully be the logical next step for Apple.
by kneeslasher
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

eddyg wrote:
human wrote:
rhester wrote:That wasn't what I was saying.
I don't think I've seen any DVDs that have Closed Captions
Literally all R1 DVDs have CCs. Sometimes with no subs, just CCs.
by kneeslasher
Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

The newest iTunes lends pertinent context to this thread.
by kneeslasher
Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Subitles that can be turned On/Off
Replies: 43
Views: 16388

Indeed, surely the newest iTunes produces hope. Might it be possible to encode a sample video where we can see the "show CCs" option in iTunes in action?

I'm sure the next step will be to have the iPods also supporting optional subs.
by kneeslasher
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Queue All (or Auto-Queue with options)
Replies: 19
Views: 4922

Hear hear.

The other day, I was ripping some of my Pink Panther DVDs. There are over 100 episodes. Imagine the work that could have been saved...
by kneeslasher
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Closed captions / subtitles
Replies: 59
Views: 32499

It's good to see that there is some demand for Closed Caption support. Not, I fear, enough though.
by kneeslasher
Wed May 23, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Chapters inside MP4 file
Replies: 93
Views: 43390

If someone can compile a binary of the "perfect chapters" code, could we have it hosted somewhere for thos of us willing to do even less work?
by kneeslasher
Tue May 01, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Chapter Addition to Previously Converted DVD's
Replies: 9
Views: 3069

Thanks for the explanation: I've done alittle more digging around the forums and can now see why the DVD chapter/episode thing is different from ripping CDs.
by kneeslasher
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Chapter Addition to Previously Converted DVD's
Replies: 9
Views: 3069

Ah, in which case, rerip with the next release seems the only option for those who wish to have good chapter info. Actually, this brings to mind another possiblity (feasibility unknown/impossible): When ripping CDs using, for example, EAC, the following occurs upon insertion of a CD: - If you've nev...
by kneeslasher
Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Chapter Addition to Previously Converted DVD's
Replies: 9
Views: 3069

Re: Chapter Addition to Previously Converted DVD's

Gyroxide wrote:It's definantly a feature I would like rather than reconverting 50 DVD's.
I'm with Gyroxide: this is an ardently awaited feature!