richard22j at zoho.com
Sat Jul 29 08:52:20 PDT 2017
I found the answer to this while looking for something else in the
documentation, so maybe it isn't a bug.
If I use --start and --stop to extract part of a recording, get_iplayer
downloads the whole of the original subtitles file without any adjustment of
the times. The result is that the subtitles are way out of sync with the
programme. I did think I was going to have to find a subtitle editor to
adjust them. What I discovered while looking for something else is that
there is a --suboffset parameter. get_iplayer adds the offset to the times
in the .srt file, so it makes things worse. I eventually discovered that
Perl will accept a negative number as a parameter value, so I was able to
make the adjustment in the direction I wanted.
Is there any reason why get_iplayer cannot adjust subtitles automatically
when --start is specified, or at least give a warning drawing attention to
the need to set --suboffset?
In case anyone wants to reproduce what I did , this is the command I ended
get_iplayer --pid=b08yf3wk --type=tv --tvmode=hlshd --start=01:08:46 --stop=03:03:40
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