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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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Version history/Release notes:
2011/25/04 SubRip 1.50 beta 5 (c) Darkfrogger
+ Added Character Matrix Debuging Option (check box before OCR to use)

2006/11/07 SubRip 1.50 Beta 4 available.
Bugfix release only (crash when editing a Character Matrix file).

2006/06/01 SubRip 1.50 Beta 3a incl. sources available. LRN of TeMa=) team added experimental 3GPP Timed Text (*.ttxt) support (, without color support though.

SubRip 1.50 Beta 3 is up.
- Fixed saving bug for split subtitles
- Fixed video no longer working bug
- Added a progress bar for loading char matrices
- Updated ortography dictionaries to UniCode

SubRip 1.50 Beta 2 is up
Fixed the detached chars problem.
Fixed UniCode support to preview CodePage changes.
Other bugfixes.
Some changes in the video GUI.
Reverted to Delphi 7.

SubRip 1.50 Beta 1 is up.
Added whole words formatting (in the corrections window): if more than half the letters of a word are formatted (italic, bold, underline), the entire word is formatted.
Added support for text formatting in subtitle window: .srt subtitles can now be visualized with formatting (italic, bold, underline, and color).
Lots of other GUI changes: a progress bar for loading char matrices, etc.
Moved to Delphi 2005 (but Delphi 7 is still supported).
Speedup in processing videos when the frames are empty (as in, no white parts).
Experimental Spanish language correction for I vs. l: need help checking if it works correctly.
Updated Swedish language (1.40 Beta 3) by Masken.

SubRip 1.40 Beta 3 is now up.
Added support for negative timestamps. It'll show a warning that some delay needs to be added to synchronize, and start with 00:00:00,000 as the first subtitle timestamp.
Added support for using the file offsets from .idx files. It does not seem to help with badly-formed subtitles and screws up some good ones, as the file offsets seem to be bogus, so it's not on by default.
Fixed a few bugs.

SubRip 1.40 Beta 2 is now up on the home site.
- Fixed a few bugs.
- Added an option to automatically fill the best guess (look in the global options window for how to turn it on).
- Updated Portuguese language by Vítor Vieira

Changes in 1.40:
Beta 1: large GUI overhaul and bugfixes; changed the format of the language and char map files to UniCode; filling a char matrix with UniCode ranges; opening bitmap sequences that DVDSupDecode outputs from converting DVB-T broadcasts saved as .sup by ProjectX

SubRip 1.30 Beta 11 is up.
fixed some GUI bugs, including the ones mentioned in the recent posts; new French language (thanks to Kurtnoise).

SubRip 1.30 Beta 10 is up.
- added a Font button in the subtitle window
- fixed several bugs in hard-subbed video ripping

SubRip 1.30 Beta 9 is up.
- fixed video not showing bug (thanks drProzac for help)
- added UniCode font support: by default, Arial Unicode MS is used, if available (it's installed with MS Office, and it supports about every character under the Sun)
- fixed several other bugs

SubRip 1.30 Beta 8 is up.
- improved the detection algorithm: now the frame times should be correct in all but the most difficult cases, and it errs on the plus side (in these rare cases subtitles may appear a few frames earlier than in the movie, which is not that big an inconvenient for later removal)
- fixed a bug in the disjoint characters routine (thanks to other1010 for reporting)
- fixed DVD Maestro saving bug (thanks to Petr22 for reporting)

SubRip 1.30 Beta 7
- large overhaul of the video GUI (now tolerances are per channel)
- changed the detection algorithm some (let me know if it works better)
- added text fattening to help with irregular characters

SubRip 1.30 Beta 6
- fixed a bug when saving subtitles as UniCode instead of ANSI for some languages
- GUI improvement when processing videos: show last frame of the subtitle when doing OCR, instead of the current frame

SubRip 1.30 Beta 5
- fixed "black on black" bug
- added experimental support for delays in .idx files; multiple delays are compounded

SubRip 1.30 Beta 4
Changes: fixed old character matrix format import routine: when an old ANSI character matrix is opened, the current CharSet/CodePage is applied to convert the characters from ANSI to UniCode.

Fixed in 1.30 beta 3. Apparently AviSynth does not support UniCode file names inside .avs scripts .
I use OpenDMLSource for .avi files that can't be opened in native mode and DirectShowSource for others (mpeg, ogm).

SubRip 1.30 Beta 2 available on the official website. I fixed the bug reported above, plus many similar ones I could find.
Please keep the bug reports coming.

SubRip 1.30 Beta 2 and sources available. Introduced experimental UniCode support.

SubRip 1.20 Final and sources available.
New features:
* support for extracting subtitles from video files
* support for saving recognized subtitles as bitmaps for later removal
* "extend left and right" for disjoint characters
* "best guess so far" functionality
* fill character matrix from a manually matched font
* Zuggy has solved the P4 crash problem.

2005/05/14 SubRip 1.2 Beta 14
- GUI improvements
- support for saving bitmaps for later subtitle removal (sequential bitmaps and a file with rows of the format below)

2005/05/13 SubRip 1.2 Beta 14
- GUI improvements and changes in the video routine
- added AviSynth support for files other than regular AVIs

2005/05/10 SubRip 1.2 Beta 13
- Minor improvement when filling "open areas", new areas are filled when drawing the lines in the spaces between subtitles.
Since nobody seems to find any serious bugs, chances are this will be declared 1.2 Final.

2005/05/10 SubRip 1.2 Beta 12
- Introduced the "extend right and left" feature, which allows you to take disjoint characters as one. Technical details follow . It only lets you do it once, so you can't get more than 2 disjoint parts together. Don't abuse it, once you designate a character as part of such a pair, it will always be considered as such, and all subsequent pairs which contain it will need to be typed in manually. For example, if you set "in" as a group of letters, any time "i" shows up, SubRip will ask you for the pair of characters that "i" is part of, like "it", "im" and so on. This behavior is flipped if the first part of a pair ("i") is encountered at the end of a line, at which point it is overwritten as a single char, and all subsequent pairs will not be recognized until another flip is performed by setting it again as part of a pair.
- Improved the video recognizing routine, and added an option to draw lines between the text lines, to erase stray points. Its parameters are set manually, but if applied, it greatly improves the accuracy of the results. It pretty much solved the problems I had before, but it's still best to use just plain characters, instead of trying to use italics and other styles.

2005/05/06 SubRip 1.2 Beta 11
Tons of bugfixes and improvements

2005/05/06 SubRip 1.2 Beta 10
- speedup in avi files (but still a lot to do)
- moved all avi stuff to a new window, changed some things in the GUI
- added Ctrl-Enter for using best guess in OCR
- added Pause/Abort button in color change dialog
- possibly solved the duplicate subs problem (can't test, someone mail me some problem subs @gmail)

2005/04/23 SubRip 1.2 (c) ai4spam
+ AVI file support
+ fill char matrix from matched font

2003/06/29 SubRip 1.17.1 (c) T.V. Zuggy, mrSHADOW & Yakov
+ What to do, Subtitles window: drag & drop file accepted
+ SSA export: font character set support {coded by Adrian 'mrSHADOW' Stachowiak [mrshadow|at|]}
- mistake space added under some circumstances {coded by yacov 'Yakov' azulay [y_azulay|at|]}
* etceteras {3x Alex Volok, ArtComp, Mike Quinn [mike|at|], ...}
* "Greek.dic" updated by HackerWerger [HackerWerger|at|] NEW "Russian.lng" by BRATiK [bratok_|at|] (1.17)
* "Polski.lng" updated by ArtComp [artcomp|at|] (1.17)
* "Slovak.lng" updated by Berry (1.17)
* "Dansk.lng" updated & strongly corrected by Traemanden [trae_mand|at|] (0.96b - 1.17)

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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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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
it´s 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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