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Txt2VobSub is a GUI for Son2VobSub. Since the son format is rather rare and the srt/sub format is the textual standard format , this tool with only one step converts textual subtitles to VobSub (sub/idx). srt to sub, srttosub, srt2sub.

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4.3 (June 9, 2016)


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Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog

What's new in ver.4.3:
New: 64 bit versions for Windows and Linux
Added: 64 bit support
Updated: Settings file name
Updated: Links at about box
Updated: GUI

What's new in ver.4.2:
Fixed : Correct support for MicroDVD subtitles
Added : Unicode support for MicroDVD subtitles
Updated : parser for srt / txt

What's new in ver.4.1:
Fixed : Timestamps
Fixed : Size control of the subtitles
Fixed : Subtitle on load bug

What's new in ver.4.0:
Note : major update
Note : Some parts are completely rewritten.
New : New compiler is used [ported to CodeTyphon]
New : Linux version
Added : Unicode support
Updated : links algorithm
Updated : cleaner interface
Fixed : This version does not disable the antialising of your system fonts (more portable friendly version)
Fixed : more performing algorithm

Whats new in ver.3.5:
Fixed indonesian hebrew and malay languages
Updated About box
Updated : Check new version
Fixed : GUI bugs
Fixed : PayPal donate link

Whats new in ver.3.4:
Fixed : Batch Mode under Windows Vista (wrong color transparency)

Whats new in ver.3.3:
Added : Batch Mode
Added : Command line support
Added : Better check control of Srt
Added : Small tutorial using batch mode. Check our 'How to Use' section
Fixed : Fps Combobox
Fixed : More accurate timestamps
Updated : Generated Help file
Update : About Box

Whats new in ver.3.2:
Added : Abort option
Added : Output filenames have the same srt name
Added : More font sizes
Added : Disable buttons when converting
Fixed : Save color options
Fixed : Changing the fps you get wrong timestamps when srt is loaded
Fixed : Corrected subtitle load check

Whats new in ver.3.1:
Added : Vietnamese support

Whats new in ver.3.0:
Added : Internal vobsub engine [Txt2Sup engine]
Added : Better quality of the subtitles
Added : Now Txt2Vobsub should work under linux with the help of Wine
Added : Left - Center - Right Horizontal Alignment
Fixed : Color problems [problems with son2vobsub]
Fixed : Borders limits
Updated : Son2vobsub is not used anymore.

Whats new in ver.2.9:
Fixed : Command line error with Son2Vobsub

Whats new in ver.2.8:
Internal debug version

Whats new in ver.2.7:
Added : Windows Vista Ready.
Added : Updater function added.

Whats new in ver.2.6:
Windows Vista Support

Whats new in ver.2.5 :
Added : Color selection
Added : Support for standalone dvd players that support idx/sub
Added : Select the target of your vobsub (pc or standalone dvd support)
Added : Safe colors option (YCRCB,RGB palette) no ifo needed for dvd reproduction of the subtitles!
Added : Four methods fo generating your vobsub
Added : Relative positions of the vobsubs
Added : Smaller size vobsubs
Upgrated : son2vobsub mod 1.03 added
Upgrated : 8bit color palette
Fixed : Time synch error for the generated vobsub
Fixed : Colors of the bitmaps
Fixed : Bug of the fps
Fixed : Bug with the vobsub language onload.

Whats new in ver.1.9 :
Added : The subtitles with tags (<i>,<u>,<b>) are now processed without the output of the tag on the screen.
Fixed : Bug with wrong output colors
Fixed : Visible background color

Whats new in ver.1.8 :
Fixed : Bug driving son2vobsub on some pcs

Whats new in ver.1.7 :
Added : More FontSize values support
Added : Saves the configuration values.
Added : You can change the preview image.
Added : Restore of the default values.
Added : You can choose the outline width. Before had a static value=3.
Added : You can see the value of the top offset.
Added : You can see the value of the gap between two lines.
Fixed : Errors in interface. (All the comboboxes are read only).

Whats new in ver.1.6 beta :
Fixed : Son2VobSub finish detection.

Whats new in ver.1.5 beta :
First public release...
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Thanks for your insight Moralez but actually now is
the other way, the subs I feed to the program were ansi,
when changed to utf-8, they came right.

So i think the author should make it more explicit which
text formats the program support.

Going to try Subtitle Edit.

Thanks anyhow for taking time to answer.

Review by locotus on Jun 13, 2016 Version: 43 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10


I forgot to mention in my previous post since I haven't used this program for quite a while and only used version 3.5. IIRC Txt2VobSub only really, really likes ANSI formatted text. If your SRT file is in UTF-8 format you will get the square boxes you mentioned. When I had a UTF-8 SRT file I would open it up in notepad, change the name of the file slightly and then change the encoding to ANSI. This alone will not convert your special characters correctly. I would then open the new file up in MS Word and do a spell check. This will catch the incorrectly converted characters. I would also open up the old file in notepad. Also open up Windows Character Map and set the Character set: to DOS: United States. When Word caught a bad character I would look in the old file to what see it was supposed be then find it in Character Map, select it and replace the bad character in Word with the selected character. Tedious I know. That is why I now use SubtitleEdit.

Review by Moralez on Jun 13, 2016 Version: 3.5 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10


I found using SubtitleEdit to be a better creator of SUB/IDX subtitles. It does not have the limitations Txt2VobSub has. It will process the characters you mentioned plus it will do more than two lines.

Review by Moralez on Jun 12, 2016 Version: 4.3 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10

Generally speaking works flawlesly, but there some errors
with spanish special caracters, accented words, like or are figure as squares.

Review by locotus on Jun 12, 2016 Version: 4.3 64Bits OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

This program works like a charm.
Very easy to use and it will create an average sub/idx file in less than 2 minutes.
You can select font, color and position of your subtitle.
It can be used in order to watch on your standalone divx player.
Thanks to the author.

Review by jeremiah58 on Feb 9, 2008 Version: 3.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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