Trying to add subtitle file to an avi

posted in Subtitles

I have a video file and have obtained the correct
subtitle file from the internet. I have opened the
file in word and seen that it has the correct
runtime information and the correct speech
translations. It is an .srt subtitle file.

I renamed both the .avi and .srt to the same file name
and both in the same directory.

VLC does not pick up the subtitles. reply


Problem solved. Although I can swear I have had other
subtitle files .srt work with VLC, perhaps VLC
only uses .srt files with certain video formats eg .mpg

Anyway I guessed .srt was not working because it was .avi
video format. So I did a little search and found out about
.smi subtitles files were related to .avi then I read that
they could be converted.

I found an free online converter to convert the .srt file
to .smi

It worked easily. And now the video file plays with subtitles using VLC.

Hope this helps someone else. reply


How to permanently add subtitles to avi files ? reply


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