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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001626DCP-o-maticFeaturespublic2021-08-31 10:18
Reportercarl Assigned Tocarl  
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Summary0001626: Auto line-wrapping of long subtitles


Estimated weeks required
Estimated work requiredSmall



2020-04-17 21:45

administrator   ~0003767

  • Just a control which sets the maximum width of subs in terms of the screen (e.g. 80% of width?)
  • Do we move things underneath down a line? Everything underneath down a line? Or try to merge lines somehow?


2020-04-17 22:11

administrator   ~0003768

Pinged SL about it on email.


2020-05-17 21:11

administrator   ~0003822

He sent a FB reply which i need to check.


2020-05-20 00:15

administrator   ~0003825

  • Lots of networks now expect max 2 lines with a max of 42 chars on each line
  • DoM could check for that constraint and error or try to fix things.
    -- only way to fix things is probably to space subs apart in time; 1.5s standing time per line is recommended
  • Use a safe margin of 10% on all sides


2020-05-20 00:17

administrator   ~0003826

Dropping the priority of this as it feels like

  • a big job
  • something that should be in a separate tool

Also there are the same concerns as for any features which want to modify content.


2020-08-25 23:03

administrator   ~0003911

Maybe it would make sense to put all this stuff (movement into safe area, wrapping etc.) behind a "automatically adjust" checkbox, or something like that.

2021-08-31 10:18

reporter   ~0004521

I actually think it would be better to just issue a warning and leave it to the user to correct his or her subtitles in an external tool. There is really no way to tell how the subtitles should be wrapped (or whether font size is maybe too big?).

Bug History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-10-10 23:23 carl New Bug
2019-10-23 13:25 carl Estimated work required => Small
2020-04-14 23:52 carl Tag Attached: correctness
2020-04-17 21:45 carl Note Added: 0003767
2020-04-17 22:11 carl Note Added: 0003768
2020-04-17 22:11 carl Assigned To => carl
2020-04-17 22:11 carl Status new => feedback
2020-05-17 21:11 carl Note Added: 0003822
2020-05-17 21:11 carl Status feedback => acknowledged
2020-05-20 00:15 carl Note Added: 0003825
2020-05-20 00:16 carl Priority normal => low
2020-05-20 00:17 carl Note Added: 0003826
2020-08-25 23:03 carl Note Added: 0003911
2021-05-22 23:59 carl Target Version 2.16.0 =>
2021-08-31 10:18 Note Added: 0004521