I did not find anything definite about this subject from LinuxTV wiki, mailing
list archives or google, so here it comes. Please point me to a previous thread
if there is one - I did check the mailinglist archives for the last 12 months
Ok, so I'm using VDR as the software for my dedicated VDR box - see
http://users.utu.fi/sjsepp/gentoo_vdr/gentoo_vdr.html for more information.
There are some recordings that I like to archive. The process which I use
currently is like this:
1. Fix / demultiplex the recordings with ProjectX
2. Multiplex the recordings with mplex
3. Edit and transcode the videos (to xvid) with Avidemux
Now this works just fine for those recordings that don't have separate
subtitles. Here in Finland we do have separate subtitles on some channels. The
subtitles are not s.c. teletext subtitles, but "normal" dvb subtitles. VDR can
record these just fine and ProjectX can extract them as well. The files
ProjectX creates for the subtitles are .sup and .sup.IFO. I tried selecting
the subtitle export format in ProjectX, but it did not seem to have any effect
- I guess it's only valid for teletext subtitles. The DVB subtitles don't seem
to be that well supported, so I can't edit the recordings at all unless I want
to break the timings in the subtitle files.
So I was thinking of a couple of approaches:
- Convert the subtitles to some other (bitmap) format (dvd subtitles, for
example) which is better supported and which the editing software (avidemux)
- Converting the subtitles as above plus streaming them IN the video stream
with vlc (I guess this is possible?)
- Burning the subtitles into the video stream prior to editing and transcoding
with avidemux - this is what I'd prefer
Could someone point me to the right direction - I don't really care how to get
to my goal, as long as I get there.
All guides I've found make use of Windows programs, which do work in Wine at
least to a degree. I'd rather do this 100% natively in Linux, as I haven't got
any Windows boxes around.
Best regards to all,
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