just keep the srt file together in the same folder as your avi file, then download mplayer and mencoder from here
the mencoder comes with the mplayer if you want to encode movies
to display the subtitles download Directvobsub and install, it will automatically load the srt file into you player when you view your movie file.
Moonwatcher................Thanks very much for the information.........I just installed DirectVobSub and there were the subs for 'A Very Long Engagement ' right there, after trying for ages.
For Macs, you can download a player called Cellulo at http://www.cellulo.info/download.php (if u use OSX). Just keep the srt file and the movie file in the same folder. when you go to include a movie into the library (COmmand + O) highlight both files. Cellulo then plays the movie with the SRT file. It’s not as pretty as it would be on a windows, but it works...
Am also looking for a way to play .srt files together with .avi. On a mac osx 10.4.2 that is. I normally use VLC, but after hearing u all i intalled MplayerOSX. Then on to Cellulo. Cellulo however immediately crashes after opening... The cellulo forum ia not open for a question or help.
Dear Strange.r, apparently u got it to work. Any hints?
Any other ways to watch .srt subs in .avi on a mac?
Cellulo or whatever it’s called also didn’t work for me and I couldn’t find any info on it. I did find out that you can encode srt files into something different that VLC does recognize but I’m still working on that, does any one else know?
OK.. FFmpegX will allow you to preview the video file with the subtitles and you can also export them together into another format... The only trouble I had (which is kind-of stupid) is that when all the extra requirments are downloaded for ffmpegx and you go to install an error message comes up saying it can’t find the file in Library to copy to... so I just made the file Library/ffmpegx and and it installed perfectly.
Ok I did all that and had High hopes when doing so. Ans then u end up at a serial number entry... I hate it when I must buy before even knowing if it works for me... What did u do?
Maybe send me an e-mail, Kola?
if you are reading this post, thanks for the information. i managed to view movies with subtitles after downloading Directvobsub.
However i’m not so successful with using mencoder to encode the subtitles into the movie.
i used the link u supplied but am not sure how to use the MeWiG program. wondering if u help me with that bit
On a mac using VLC go to preferences and deselect 'automatically detect subtitle files' and then choose the subtitle file to be played with the movie using the 'browse' button. It’s not automatic but it works!
^^;; I feel like a dumbass =( how do you download MPlayer? I mean where in the file can i get to the folder that I can install? I’ve got the download, but I can’t find the installation... is there even a installation? lol see? dumbass. =(
Yeah, I just spent the last two hours messing around with mplayer and assorted files, and I can’t get it to work. All so called “readme” files are completely worthless, and then they send you to a bunch of websites with help but it’s pretty much all for Linux, then i finally managed to find one specifically for Windows users, you know, the 95% of all PC users... Anyway, the windows FAQ/helper thing was completely worthless, and now I have something called mingw and MSYS installed... I’m not incompetent with computers, but I’m also not a Linux geek. A comprehensive, step-by-step walkthrough of how to get mplayer to work on windows would be very much appreciated!!
ok..i have avi and srt file together..I try playing it on VLC..only jap words come out....when i try to go to subtites in the menu..its grey...when i try going to preferences..nothing shows up in the damn input/codecs file..and NO subtitles File...IM TRULY FRUSTRATED AND WANT TO WATCH MY DAMN MOVIE!!!!