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SubRip is a program which allows you to rip DVD subtitles with their timing as a text file. Can also convert vobsub(sub and idx) to srt text subtitles(vobsub to srt / sub to srt / subtosrt / sub2srt ). Subrip 1.4+ can also rip subs from avi with burned in/hardcoded/permanent subtitles.

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1.51.1 (December 16, 2014)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
2014/12/16 SubRip 1.51.1 (c) Bloody

- "Save As": fixed a bug where the Unicode output settings weren't always recognized correctly, which could also cause the "AutoSave after Post-OCR" function to hang (and other side effects).

2014/12/15 SubRip 1.51.0 (c) Bloody

+ Text output files are now saved in UTF-8 format by default, which can be configured in the "Global Options" window, under "Text Output Options".
This was already the default for the /AUTOTEXT CLI command; now the GUI interface is doing the same.

+ "Subtitles" window: added support for loading UTF-8 encoded subtitles. The program will also no longer ask for a post-load conversion if the input file was encoded as UTF-16LE (or UTF-8 with BOM, for that matter).

+ "Global Options" window: added options to specify which output directory to use and how to proceed after saving (to save a couple of mouse clicks).
Note that these options must be manually enabled because having them enabled by default might confuse some people.

+ "Fast LoadMatrix" is now the general standard for CLI and GUI mode. The point is that as long as you don't need to view/edit the matrix, building the glyph list can be avoided/postponed until the "View/Edit Matrix" window is opened.

+ "View/Edit Matrix" window: added support for Matrix Sorting, used to optimize a matrix for higher subtitle conversion speeds, especially if the matrix is very large. For example, converting a subtitle with a matrix of 15000 glyphs can get twice as fast on average after sorting.
When conducting speed tests, see that the text auto-scrolldown checkbox in the Subtitles window is unchecked (generally faster if disabled).
Note: matrix sorting is focusing primarily on Latin characters (7-bit ASCII). For other languages (like Arabic, Chinese, Russian etc.), the speed gain is either little, none or even negative, depending on things like if the matrix also contains many italic-style glyphs, multi-char glyphs etc.

+ "Add new character(s)" window: added a checkbox for tagging certain glyphs as temporary 'junk' chars. This helps when sometimes only a part/fragment of a character is recognized, where "extend-right" sometimes won't solve the problem. Marking a character as temporary 'junk' allows to proceed as usual with that 'thing' to complete the subtitle, while also keeping such chars from 'contaminating' the matrix file when it is eventually saved to disk.

+ "Add new character(s)" window: added a 'quick' Paste button to insert text from the clipboard, making things a little easier when running SubRip together with an external Unicode character utility (like e.g. BabelMap, gucharmap, KCharSelect etc.). A checkbox near the Paste button can be used to enable Auto-OK after paste, saving another mouse click.
The Paste button will also filter the inserted text by removing all codes <=31 and 127 (stuff like Tabs, line breaks, Backspaces etc.) as well as any leading/trailing Spaces.

+ "Post-OCR Correction" window: added a checkbox to auto-open the Post-OCR window after subtitle conversion so it can't be forgotten, eliminating a nasty source of human error. Also saves another mouse click.
Also added a checkbox to proceed directly to the "Save As.." dialog after Post-OCR Correction, saving another mouse click.

+ /FINDMATRIX CLI command: added --tiny-match-percent option for dealing with very short subtitles, e.g. from short 'bonus' clips or tiny 'Forced' subtitles. This means that your scripts can now be simplified as they won't need to check for exit code 2 anymore (only used by older (beta) versions). This new option now takes care of such cases.

+ CLI.txt: /FINDMATRIX: enhanced example script 2 and added a few more comments regarding huge matrix files.

* Application version scheme changed to "SubRip-<Major>.<Minor>.<Revision>".

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Alternative to Subrip:
Subtitle Edit

Guides and How to's:
DVD subtitles to srt text subtitles using DVDsubedit or subrip - Read
How to convert DVD or sub/idx to text srt subtitles? - Read
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Hi SubRip team,

I was using SubRip 1.50 Beta 5 and then I saw you have Beta 7.

The Text and Outline Color does Not work, do not give the 3 Color Bar Choices. So, I tried Beta 6 version, same thing. But Beta 5 does give 3 color bars. To make sure is Not the file or me, I used Beta 7 again on another known Hard-subbed file which I already had extracted SRT From it using Beta 5 and same thing No Color Bars for Text or Outline.


Posted December 05, 2014 by . Tool version 1.50 Beta 7 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

SubRip 1.50 Beta 5
I can't delete character in character matrix. The program crashes.

Posted February 28, 2013 by . Tool version 1.50 Beta 5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

Indeed, it has the best letter/font recognition I've seen around. Thus it is the easiest way to rip bitmapped subtitles from DVDs. The downside is that it often outputs wrong timing and I have to re-sync almost all the subs afterwards. And it (still) doesn't support HD subtitles, so no ripping from BluRays - darn!

Posted April 29, 2012 by . Tool version 1.50 Beta 5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10 might ask you for this
and for

I also got an error message:
OpenDMLSource("C:\movingpitchers\Inception(2010).avi", false) ConvertToRGB24()

It's kind of hard to use, i will look into all the guides, but it's not really a clear cut deal, AND it seems there's no other program like it out there, so ...

Posted April 28, 2012 by . Tool version 1.50b5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 4 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10

Works on
Windows XP x32,
Windows XP X64,
Windows XP IA-64 in compatibility mode
Windows 2000 x32
Windows Vista x32
Windows Vista x64
Windows Server 2003 (SXP)
Windows Server 2008 x32/x64 (SV)
Linux with Wine

Rips DVD Subs, Image Subs, PNG Subs, and HARD-CODED SUBS!
Learns well when training.
Can be modified (using semi-source) by knowledgeable user to do non-Latin text.

Hard to extend to non-latin text by average user
Slower than some rippers but more reliable.

Posted March 21, 2009 by . Tool version 1.5b4 using OS Other
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

This is a great subtitle tool.
It's very handy and you can't beat the price.

Too bad the last update listed is Nov 07, 2006. When working on my subs, it usually skips a letter or 2 without letting me input what it is and I have to go back afterwards and fill in the missing letters.

Posted April 07, 2008 by . Tool version 1.50b4 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

Very useful software for subtitle extraction (also the creation of srt files). OCR had difficulty reading the odd Sub file now and then.
Indispensable tool for foreign language films.

If you wish to uninstall it, just delete the directory. Be sure to save any char matrices if you think you'll need them later.

*If you installed using the installer from 1.20, remove from Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

Posted March 20, 2006 by . Tool version 1.50b3 using OS Win98
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

I have used the program for awhile now. It works great when used in conjunction with a character matrix file. Training it isn't difficult but time consuming.

Posted September 13, 2005 by . Tool version 1.30 beta 11 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

This wouldn't run on my XP Pro SP2 (would close immediately) until I set it to Win98 compatability mode. Works great otherwise. The time conversion is a little awkward for NTSCPAL or pulldown adjustments, would be nice to have frame rate adjustment in addition to time stretch.

Posted November 20, 2004 by . Tool version 1.17.1 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

the 1.14 version works fine w/iauthor script but the recent versions from 1.15 to 1.17 have a problem w/colours
itīs a very nice tool to rip subs w/support for a lot formats

Posted June 11, 2003 by . Tool version 1.14 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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