Aegisub formatting being removed by Handbrake?

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Aegisub formatting being removed by Handbrake?

Unread postby zprewitt » Wed May 25, 2016 1:19 am

I've been tasked with burning in english subtitles for a 90 minute documentary film. Someone recommended Aegisub, and after fiddling with it for about 30 minutes, I eventually figured out how to add subtitles, format them and export a .SRT file. I then exported a sample of the movie with the .SRT file burned in using Handbrake. Problem is, the formatting (color, size, and font) seems to have been removed. Is Handbrake at fault for the formatting glitches here, or is it Aegisub? Can anyone recommend a different program/workflow? Thanks.
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Re: Aegisub formatting being removed by Handbrake?

Unread postby jfs » Wed May 25, 2016 8:22 pm

SRT files can't contain advanced formatting.
You must use an encoding-tool or video player that supports the ASS format, to get the full formatting Aegisub supports.
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Re: Aegisub formatting being removed by Handbrake?

Unread postby enchant » Thu May 26, 2016 4:43 pm

To see first hand what jfs is saying, open that .srt file you created with a simple text editor like notepad. Look at some of the subtitles with your fancy formatting (color, font size, etc.). You'll see nothing but the timecode and the text.
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