I’m having some problems with japanese subtitles. I find that when i load the subtitles i download into vlc or wmp they come out like this: Ü¾ PWÎ¶áÈ¢ñ¾ instead of japanese characters.
I think it’s because the file i’ve downloaded is in ansi rather than unicode.
I’m downloading from http://subscene.com
Anyone know how to fix my problem?
Make sure you have the character set installed in Windows in the first place. It’s under regional options in Control Panel.
I don’t use VideoLan much, but here’s a link to their wiki that could help you
The reason I suggested that link to the videolan wiki was it stated something about selecting a different encoding
“If VLC has autodetected your subtitles file, or if you opened it manually, but VLC only diplays some subtitles from time to time, you will need to change the subtitles file encoding.
Go to Preferences -> Input / Codecs -> Other codecs -> Subtitles, and set Subtitle text encoding to the right one."
It’s very easy, when setting up the font in lab pro or other software, make sure you are using the ARIAL UNCODE MS font, and select japanese language, that’s it. However I have another problem, all japanese subtitles have a lenght of about one hour or less, even though they are complete, how can i fix the timing? I mean, Japanese and American DVD’s are NTCS @ 29fps, so they should be the same, am I wrong?
I worked around this problem for a long time. Here@s the solution.
If you want to display asian language subtitles on computer then VLC is the best. You open the srt file save it again by save as and choose the encoding `shift-JIS` in case of japanese and it should work.
If you want to play them in a DVD player then. Get VobSub (http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/convert_subtitles_from_srt_to_sub-idx.cfm)
1. load the srt
2. change FONT CHAR SET to `encoding SHIFT JIS` (in your case)
3. Then hit GENERATE VOB SUB
you will get two files .idx and .sub. These files will guranteed work on computer as well as DVD player(if it supports .idx/.sub)
For mac users like me. If you want to use this software then you gotta need to use crossover or parallel dektops.
I’ve had the same problem with Japanese subs. I spent about 2 hours messing around with my system, installing Japanese characters and setting my entire system to Japanese. Then I looked at the comment by Gustavo saying it’s very very easy- and guess what, it is!
Obviously you need to install Japanese on your system first. Then all u need to do is set up VLC player. Tools>Preferences>Subtitles and OSD.
From there, select the default encoding as Japanese and the font as Arial Unicode.