Japanese Subtitles

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Hello Everyone,

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: ܂¾ ‚P‚WÎ‚¶‚á‚È‚¢‚ñ‚¾ 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? reply

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01-17-2008 12:19 AM
Vaicine

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
http://wiki.videolan.org/Frequently_Asked_Questions#VLC_doesn.27t_display_all_subtitles reply

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01-17-2008 08:13 AM
anonymous
1,580 posts

The characters are installed. I can use subtitle files perfectly fine that are in unicode. reply

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01-17-2008 09:18 AM
Vaicine

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." reply

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01-18-2008 10:11 PM
anonymous
1,580 posts

ANSI isn’t in that list. I’ve checked that before. It doesn’t make a difference. reply

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01-19-2008 03:05 AM
Vaicine

yeah, I’ve got the same problem, I tried changing the format in my REgional area to Japanese and it still didn’t correct the problem.... any help? reply

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10-04-2008 01:59 PM
2milehigh

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? reply

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10-20-2008 12:51 AM
Gustavo

Hi, where is a good place to get japanese subtitles? reply

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10-22-2008 09:00 AM
iwantjapanesesubtitles

I had the same problem and just opened the file in notepad and did a save as with UTF-8 encoding and it worked fine. reply

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11-04-2008 02:39 AM
jwnickel

Hey jwnickel,

nice call. That works with my vlc as well. Of course, it would be nice if the srt files would just work, but I suppose I can live with one extra step. reply

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05-13-2009 05:23 PM
sixpigeons

Under style, use SHIFTJIS (128). Believe this is a Japanese Standard format. reply

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01-26-2010 12:35 PM
Bryan

Why are video converters can’t recognize MP4 video files with Chinese or Japnese titles?
But if I change them to English, it works fine. reply

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08-04-2010 02:05 PM
harveyee
1 posts

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. reply

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11-06-2010 06:44 AM
Kevin cobain is the name

goood reply

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03-31-2012 01:00 PM
gtrs

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. reply

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04-03-2012 09:33 AM
c233sz

What i did is, set “arial unicode ms” font and “japanese shift jis” in prefences etc... reply

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10-03-2012 11:14 PM
sasukevzla

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