Subtitles Round 3
Peter S Kirk
peter.kirk at isauk.biz
Sat Sep 28 09:58:50 EDT 2013
I always download subs, not had any problems yet. Will try patched version
for next download.
Win XP and gui in chrome
On 28 Sep 2013 at 0:27, dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin <dinkypumpkin at gmail.com>
> I wasn't satisfied by my earlier attempt at subtitles, so I've had
> another go. This time I decided to attack the problem the get_iplayer
> way: Add more options! My current effort works like this:
> The default subtitle format reverts to the same it has always had: line
> breaks and leading hyphens denote speaker changes with no other embedded
> line breaks, so lines must be wrapped by your media player.
> If your media player can't wrap lines, use the new --subbreak option to
> embed the line breaks defined in the subtitles file. The formatting may
> occasionally go awry because of the extra line breaks inserted for
> speaker changes.
> The new --subbasic option will produce subtitles like the subtitles on
> the iPlayer site, with embedded line breaks but no indications of
> speaker changes.
> If --subbasic is *too* basic, use the new --subcompact option to have
> hyphens (but not line breaks) inserted to denote speaker changes. This
> is the same as the default format I used in my last attempt.
> The new --subcolour (or --subcolor) option will produce subtitles with
> embedded line breaks and colours (if any defined in the subtitles file)
> used to denote speaker changes. This is really only useful with
> subtitles in the old format. The examples of the new format that I have
> seen use only one colour, and speaker changes are not demarcated, so
> --subcolour is not worth using. I'm also not sure the subtitle colours
> look as good without the black background like they have on a TV. If
> you want a short programme to evaluate subtitle colours, try an episode
> from Series 1 of Bob the Builder.
> As before, I've posted a patched version of get_iplayer here:
> The patch against master branch is here:
> Again, I would appreciate feedback from any regular subtitle users,
> particularly about subtitle colours. I'd like to push out a release as
> soon as possible, and if any one finds problems with new subtitles code
> I'd like fix them before then.
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