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Sefy's DVD Backup Guide v2.6
 Updated October 3, 2004
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Sefy's Complete DVD Backup Guide v2.6
Using - SubRip

This program can extract Subtitles/Subpictures from a DVD Movie into various formats which can later be encoded into the new encoded movie. In this example, I will create a TXT format of Subtitles from the DVD SubPictures format. This will be used in MaestroSBT & WinSubMux tools/

NOTE: This section of the guide follows the example of "Divxstation - SVCD with selectable subtitles" guide!
NOTE: The version of SubRip used here is a "Sequel" to the original created by Brian, you can download the new version HERE!

Step 1(a/b/c/d/e) - Click on "File" and select "Open VOB(s)", then click on "Open IFO" and open your movie's IFO file. Now select the language you wish to create Subtitles for. Under "Action" select "Save SubPictures as BMP" and make sure "TC & Res" in the "Options" are selected. Now click on "Start" and write a filename. (* Example: ENG for English, incase you want to create several languages! *)

Step 2 - As soon as the program starts, you will get a popup window, here you must "identify" each letter when it is asked for, you will only be needed to type the same letter once, as the OCR will make a match if it finds it again.

NOTE: MAKE SURE you type the CORRECT letter and also if it is in BOLD / ITALIC or UNDERLINE or your whole text will be bad!

Step 3(a/b/c/d) - Once the program has finished creating the BMP's, click on "Output Format" and select "Set Output Format" and make sure to setit to the correct format under the "Graphical Formats", here i've selected "I-Author (*.txt)". Now click "Convert to this Format" then click on "File" and select "Save As" and type a filename and click on "Save" to create your subtitles definition txt file.

Using - MaestroSBT

This program can make Subtitles that will be compatible with WinSubMux which is required to Multiplex the movie with the Subtitles.
NOTE: This program is a Freeware which you can download from Doom9's Software page, you can access the page through HERE

Step 1(a/b) - As soon as you open MaestroSBT, a popup window asking for the location of the "Sub Station Alpha (*.ssa)" subtitle file. After you open, the main program will come up, Click on "Rendering" to proceed.

Step 2(a/b/c) - Under the "File formats" pulldown, select the ".sub (submux)" option. Now in the "Graphics size" you need to select the type of movie the Subtitles will be muxed into, use the "Output resolution" pulldown to select your movie type and resolution. In the "Text" category you can select the "Script font code page" and select if your movie is "4:3" or "16:9" and also the language start point. Click on "OK" to get back to the main program.

Step 3(a/b) - Click on the "Timing" button and change the "Timing properties" of your Subtitles to match the movie. If it's already matched then you can skip this step. Click on the "Styles" button to make changes to the font type/color/size/location and then click on the "OK" to return to the main program.

Step 4(a/b) - Click on "Edit & Preview" to view your Subtitles, you can use the ">>" uner the "Subpicture" to go back and forth in your subtitles. Under the "Subtitle" you can use "Edit" to change the text and also change the position. Once you are satisifed click on "Close" and then click on "Generate" to create the new Subtitles for WinSubMux.

Using - WinSubMux

This is the only known Freeware which can Multiplex Switchable Subtitles into your movie. When used with a CVD/SVCD type of file, it is not guarnteed to work on all DVD Players and there are very few programs on the PC which can play this type of Subtitles format. So it is suggested you check before you go through this process.

NOTE: This program is a Freeware which you can download from Digital-Digest software, you can access the page through HERE

Step 1(a/b) - Insert your "Input MPEG filename" and select a new "Output MPEG filename" which will be multiplexed with the Subtitles. Under the "Subtitles" category, enable the "Stream" for your subtitle file. You can insert upto 4 subtitle streams. Now click on the "Load all" to open all the required files into the program.

Step 2(a/b) - Use the "Preview" to check your subtitles and if you are satisfied, go back to "Files" and click on "Multiplex" to begin the integration of the Subtitles into your Movie.

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