.ASS subtitles

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Ron
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Re: .ASS subtitles (ASS TEST)

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I did a .ASS format test with a blank black video as follows:
- Bottom aligned Helvetica Neue 60pt
- Bottom aligned Helvetica Neue 30pt
- Bottom aligned Helvetica Neue 120pt
- Top aligned Helvetica Neue 60pt
- Center aligned Helvetica Neue 60pt

DCP-o-matic display:
> The bottom aligned subtitles displayed at bottom but fonts looked either too large or not small enough.
> The top aligned subtitled displayed on the center of the screen. Font looked too large
> The center aligned subtitle displayed at the top with the first and second line overlaping.

Carl: I will be email you the ASS file

Aegisub 3.2.2 - 1920x1080
OSX 10.15.7

These are screenshots of Aegisub screen of how the subtitles should look.
1 60Pt Bottom.png
1 60Pt Bottom.png (16.25 KiB) Viewed 214 times
2 30pt Bottom .png
2 30pt Bottom .png (12.12 KiB) Viewed 214 times
3 120pt Bottom.png
3 120pt Bottom.png (22.12 KiB) Viewed 214 times
Last edited by Ron on Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:54 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: .ASS subtitles

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2 more screen shots...
4 60pt Top.png
4 60pt Top.png (21.12 KiB) Viewed 212 times
5 60pt Center.png
5 60pt Center.png (16.44 KiB) Viewed 212 times
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Re: .ASS subtitles

Post by Ron »

I just made a test using the same .ASS file to burn the subtitles using Handbrake.
The subtitles were burnt correctly as shown on the previously taken screenshots above from Aegisub.

It's a very small video of less than 1MB but apparently I can't upload it here.
carl
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Re: .ASS subtitles

Post by carl »

It would be great if you could try the version from here as that contains a few subtitle fixes.
Ron
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Re: .ASS subtitles

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Ok... great!

I'm on MacOSX 10.15.7...
Do I DL the top one only? (is the second on the list the player?)
Ron
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Re: .ASS subtitles

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Hi carl....

I ran a test with a new ASS file and here are my initial observations:
- Positioning is pretty close except for the center middle seems to be higher than the original
- Top aligned subtitles seem closer to the edge than bottom subtitles (both have 100pt margin)
- Helvetica Neue 60pt subtitles seem a little larger and display plain Helvetica
- I formatted various fonts individually and are listed on DoM's font box but are not displayed as different fonts.

(I can send you the ASS file that I used for the test if you'd like)
Last edited by Ron on Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: .ASS subtitles

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DCP Playback screenshots from ASS Test (V.16)
1 Bottom Center .png
1 Bottom Center .png (63.99 KiB) Viewed 128 times
2 Middle .png
2 Middle .png (62.17 KiB) Viewed 128 times
3 Top center.png
3 Top center.png (63.4 KiB) Viewed 128 times
Last edited by Ron on Wed Jul 06, 2022 8:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: .ASS subtitles

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Bottom Alignment: Left & Right
4 Bottom Left.png
4 Bottom Left.png (62.43 KiB) Viewed 128 times
5 Bottom Right.png
5 Bottom Right.png (65.83 KiB) Viewed 128 times
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Re: .ASS subtitles

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DCP-o-matic Alignment: Middle Left & Middle Right
6 Middle Left.png
6 Middle Left.png (52.48 KiB) Viewed 127 times
7 Middle Right.png
7 Middle Right.png (53.28 KiB) Viewed 127 times
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Re: .ASS subtitles

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DCP-o-matic Alignment: Top Left & Top Right
8 Top Left.png
8 Top Left.png (61.54 KiB) Viewed 127 times
9 Top Right.png
9 Top Right.png (62.12 KiB) Viewed 127 times
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