Add ass file support to handbreak

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Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by qupe » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:51 pm

i would like to see ass subtitle file support

because ass files has a lot of possibilities and styles you can do on subtitle

i'm using 0.10.2.7286 64bit:

i am using Windows 7

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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by Woodstock » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:58 pm

Handbrake DOES support ASS/SSA subtitles - but they have to be included in the source. Only SRT subtitles are supported as "add in a subtitle file", but those are converted to ASS/SSA for rendering.

If all the components (such as necessary fonts) are included in an MKV file, handbrake will render them just fine.

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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by qupe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:56 am

i use mkvmerge GUI to put ass file in the Mkv then when i use handbreak it us just the words without the style !! :cry:
can you explain how to use ass in mkv file step by step ???
And how ti include all components ??
If all the components (such as necessary fonts) are included in an MKV file, handbrake will render them just fine.
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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by Woodstock » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:58 pm

Did you also include the font files used? When I've encountered ASS subtitled files, they have either had NO style information, or they include multiple true-type font files to match what the subtitle author needed for the stylization.

It's been my understanding that it is things like that which make it difficult to simply select the ASS/SSA file as an external file. As an example, the subtitle "package" for one series included 13 TTF files as attachments in the MKV, as well as the TEXT/ASS file. Most are only used for the karaoke stylization of the opening/closing sequences. If they aren't present, that stylization isn't available.

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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by qupe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:22 pm

when i use mkvmerge GUI ( making a softsub ) i watch the video and i see all the style but when i use handbreak to convert same video from softsub to hardsub the styles gone ( like opaque box ) and the text stay :cry:

can you explain how to do it step by step ??

like to program " X " then go to " X " ect.
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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by Woodstock » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:51 pm

While I can't tell you how, a search for "how to attach subtitles with fonts to mkv" on Google.com comes up with a LOT of tutorials.

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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by qupe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:08 pm

i try what you say but it does not work it keeps removing the opaque box :cry:
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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by WhosAsking » Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:31 pm

Is there a reason you need to "burn in" the subtitles? I suspect what you're saying is that you're trying to burn in an ASS subtitle that has "Opaque Box" subtitles set. I'm familiar with the problem that not all ASS rendering libraries will support all ASS tags (for example, many won't do fades or slants properly). I do know Handbrake's "burn in" process won't properly handle the \fad tag (though you can get around this by using the transforming \t tag on a color slide with alpha). Have you tried not burning in the ASS tag. As long as you don't burn it in, Handbrake will easily port all attached subtitles AND attached fonts from the original MKV file to your output file provided it is also MKV.

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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by qupe » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:34 pm

Is there a reason you need to "burn in" the subtitles?
to watch movie on tv and the opaque box because the movie has a chines subtitle
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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by BradleyS » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:36 pm

Please do not repeatedly post in bold.

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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by Woodstock » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:10 pm

So your added subtitle track has to put an opaque block over the existing, burned-in subtitle?

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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by qupe » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:06 pm

Woodstock wrote:So your added subtitle track has to put an opaque block over the existing, burned-in subtitle?
yes

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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by qupe » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:07 pm

BradleyS wrote:Please do not repeatedly post in bold.
why ? , i make it bold to be easier to read

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Re: Add ass file support to handbreak

Post by Rodeo » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:20 pm

No, it doesn't.

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