Changed subtitle format

dinkypumpkin dinkypumpkin at
Tue Sep 24 07:28:42 EDT 2013

On 24/09/2013 06:32, Vangelis forthnet wrote:
> However, in both cases an individual subtitle line begins with:
> "-  ", i.e. a dash and a double space.

get_iplayer does that when it sees structure that indicates multiple 
speakers in a single subtitle.  Unfortunately, this new subtitle format 
uses that structure even when there is only one speaker, so hyphens get 
prepended even though unnecessary.

> that if the first line of a two-lined sub is shorter than the second,
> then it is pushed slightly to the right so as to be more "centered":

The SRT files don't carry any sort of alignment or positioning 
information, so it's left up to the media player how to display 
subtitles.  I expect most players will centre each line.

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