Hardsub vs Softsub in file description [done]

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taltamir
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Hardsub vs Softsub in file description [done]

Post by taltamir » Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:05 am

It will be great if there will be a distinction between hard and softsubbed subtitles on a file (prefereably with a different icon, this should idealy be on a per SUB basis rather then a per FILE basis for multisubtitle files).
A third state of "unknown" might be needed for a little while for all the current entries as its implemented, if its implemented.

Also, it would be better not to show the blank flag for subtitleless videos. Only show relevant information (if there were subtitles, they would be shown there).

kidan
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Post by kidan » Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:36 am

Well, a per-sub basis is quite pointless, as all files with multiple subs are softsubs imho. But in general a distinction between both subtitle types would be something nice. You could even go one step further and distinguish between hardsubbed, softsubbed (text) and softsubbed (bitmap).

Justinus
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Post by Justinus » Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:56 am

This issue isn't really important as OGM and MKV are likely to contain soft-subtitles while AVI is likely to contain hard-subtitle though it doesn't always have to be this way.

However, for something to think about, if someone wants to do this kind of thing, identifying subtitles as a format, e.g. SSA, SRT, or SUB, is a better way.

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Post by taltamir » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:01 pm

Justinus, that is entirely incorrect. AVI can have softsubs, and mkv and ogm can have hardsubs. They usually are as you said, but not always, making this a welcome feature (I'd rather not find out it was hardsubbed after downloading the 300MB file).

Kidan, usually, true. I have seen some with hardsubs, and then softsubs that go over it. However those kind of files are RARE and can be handled with a comment, so a per file method will work fine.

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