Changed subtitle format
rob.dixon at gmx.com
Mon Sep 23 18:16:31 EDT 2013
On 23/09/2013 23:05, dinkypumpkin wrote:
> On 23/09/2013 22:52, Rob Dixon wrote:
>> One thing this thread has brought to my attention is that the srt files
>> that get_iplayer produces have each subtitle compacted into a single
>> line. That doesn't seem like a good idea to me, and I wonder if that's
>> something we should take the opportunity to change while we're here.
> If any subtitle users have a view on this one way or the other, chime
> in. get_iplayer doesn't honour explicit line breaks in subtitles, but
> it could. Sometimes they're bogus (at end of line with no following
> text), but in general I presume they're included to keep eyes focused in
> the centre of screen to make subs easier to read. If you view
> programmes on the iPlayer site, the line breaks are honoured.
In theory there could be *many* lines of text in a subtitle that, if
concatenated into a single line, would reach beyond the width of the screen.
Remember also that separate lines are used to indicate different
speakers, and that information is being lost at present.
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