Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Merge/join videos with convertXtoDVD

Tools you gonna need:
Subtitles (.srt, .ssa, .ass, .idx format)
This tutorial will explain how to merge/join videos with subtitles so that they play one after another. So if you have split up movie follow this procedure.

We gonna load our first part of video:
File > Add video file
Click on Titleset 1... and go to:
File > Merge more files to this titleset

New screen will show.

This is time line of your video. Click on button (1) shown on picture and add another video.
To add subtitles click on button (2). For every video add their own subtitle. If you don't have splited subtitles read: how to split subtitle with subtitle workshop.
After you are done click on OK, and then press convert.

Split subtitle with subtitle workshop

Tools you gonna need:
Subtitle Workshop (download)

With subtitle workshop we can easily split or join subtitles. In this tutorial I'm gonna show you how to split subtitle in 2 pieces.

Lets load our subtitle:
File > Load subtitle...

Go on:
Tools > Split subtitle...

New window will show. Choose where to split it, you can split it by time, frame or item number, if you have video press on end of video and browse. Name your files, choose location and output format (.srt -SubRip and .sub - DVD Subtitle) and press on split.
We are done now try and play your video and subtitles in your favorite player.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Subtitles delay in vlc media player

Tools you gonna need:
Vlc media player (free download)
You got yourself wrong subtitles and now you want to adjust timing. Vlc media player have some great options for doing that. In this tutorial I'm gonna show you how to delay subtitle.

Open your movie:
Media > Open file and choose location
Your movie begin to play, just pause it for second.
Open subtitle:
Video > Subtitles track > Load file...
Ok we are done, now play the movie. Now we have to wait to see first line of subtitle or to hear first voice. I got here 1408 movie with John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, first line that was said is 'Hi', now stop the movie and look at time.

It was said at 1:47, write it down. Now we have to wait to see when subtitle gonna show. Play the movie. It showed at 2:06. Now I need to move subtitle backwards for 19 seconds.
Press this little button, you gonna get new window.

Go to Synchronization:
Advance of subtitles over video > I have to write -19.000s and press enter.
Try the movie again and adjust it if necessary.

If you want to burn movie with subtitles on dvd you will need to adjust subtitle again and then burn it. You can adjust it with subtitle workshop and burn it with convertxtodvd. Read this tutorials:
How to adjust timing of subtitle with subtitle workshop
How to burn movie with subtitles on DVD

Subtitle delay with subtitle workshop

Tools you gonna need:
Subtitle Workshop (download link)
Wrong subtitle
In this tutorial I'm gonna show you how to adjust timing of subtitle. If you downloaded subtitle workshop we can begin.

Download subtitle for your movie from one of the major subtitle database. I would recommend you:
Best practice is to download all of them, sometimes you can run into the one that works.

Lets load our first subtitle:
File > Load subtitle
Now lets load our movie:
Movie > Open
Pause our movie and let me explain you subtitle workshop main window.

1. Application menu like in most of windows programs.

2. Left menu.
Mode - Select in witch mode you want to work, I prefer to work with time.
FPS - frames per second is automatically adjusted when we load our movie.
Charset - choose what best suits you for your language.

3. Movie preview with controls and scrollbar.

4. Subtitle with start time, end time and text.

Play your movie and check when first line of subtitle should show. Look at time and pause it. Then go to:
Edit > Timings > Set delay...
In new window enter how much delay you need and press apply. Now check your movie again, if beginning is all right scroll somewhere in the middle and see is there alright too, then check end of the movie. Sometimes subtitles can go all wrong in the middle of the movie. When that happens you will need to find the line where it goes wrong and adjust it again. Just highlight that line go to the end of subtitle press shift and highlight last line. This will choose all lines between those two. Delay it again and check it.
When you are satisfied with result go to:
File > Save as...
New window will show with different formats. Most used one are .srt (SubRip) and .sub(DVD Subtitle).

If you want to burn movie with subtitle on DVD check this tutorial:
How to burn movie with subtitles on DVD

Saturday, April 4, 2009

How to convert divx, avi, xvid to dvd

Tools you gonna need:

First thing we gonna need is video to dvd software so download it. First read instructions(Read Me Instructions.txt)
then right click on setup.exe and choose save link as...
Then go to Patch File folder and do the same with convertxtodvd.exe patch.

Whats convertxtodvd gonna do?
First hes gonna convert our movie(divx, avi, xvid, WMV, MKV, Youtube video, OMG, MPEG and Quicktime) to DVD playable in your DVD player then he gonna burn it. Isn't it great or what? We have ultimate video to DVD converter.

Lets get down to business. Open your newly downloaded software.

First step is to configure it:
Go to Settings > General
Under working folder choose location with lots of free space
Choose your language under language tab
Under burning tab choose whether you like to keep converted videos or not

Adding our video:
File > add video and look for location where is your movie

Expand DVD Options and Titleset by clicking on + sign. Look through options double click them and adjust them.

To add subtitles look for Subtitle(0 stream)
Right click > add subtitle

Converxtodvd supports only .srt, .ass, .ssa, .idx files. If you got them in other format read how to convert subtitles.

You are almost done there is only one thing left, insert blank dvd and press convert.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

How to convert subtitles

Tools you gonna need:
Subtitle workshop (download it and donate some money)
"Wrong" format of subtitle

Sometimes we gonna need to convert subtitles from one format of
subtitle to the other one, e.g. from .txt to .srt file. For that we need some kind subtitle creator or converter.
Subtitle workshop is just right thing for us, it's gonna make our life much easier.
With subtitle workshop we can create our own subtitles,
edit someone else's, change formats and many more.
Now click above link and download it, i'll wait here.

After downloading and installing double click icon on desktop and here we go.

First we gonna load our subtitle:
File > Load subtitle and search for it.

Now you have screen like this:

On the left side we have some options, mode leave it on time and FPS(frames per second).
Frame rate(FPS) of movie is important to have working subtitle.
To know your movies FPS we gonna let subtitle workshop to choose it for us:
Movie > Open and load your movie

Just one more step is left, to save our subtitles:
File > Save as

You'll get screen like this with bunch of different formats to choose:

Double click on format you need and save it.

Two formats mostly in use are: .srt(SubRip) and .sub(DVD Subtitle).

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How to add subtitles to DVD

Tools you gonna need:
ConvertXtoDVD( try it and then buy it - don't know how to download it?)
External subtitle(.srt, .ssa, .ass, .idx format)
So... you downloaded yourself a movie with subtitles and instead of watching it on computer you decided to lay down in your bed and watch it on TV. But what you didn't know is that your $50 DVD player doesn't play divx, xvid, avi...

After turning on your computer you searched for some kind info on how too watch it on TV,but only what you have found is bunch of out dated and complicated tutorials.

I'll show you the easiest way how to add movie and subtitles and burn it on DVD so you can play it on your DVD player.

Only thing you will need is:
VSO ConvertXtoDVD - software that converts and burns huge range of formats(AVI, WMV, MKV, YouTube, OMG, MPEG and Quicktime) to DVD.
After installing software you'll get screen like this:

First step is to configure it:
Go to Settings > General
Under working folder choose location with lots of free space
Choose your language under language tab
Under burning tab choose whether you like to keep converted videos
To disable or enable video preview:
Window > video preview
Then we gonna add our movie:
Press little sign on the right side and choose location of your movie
If everything works fine you'll get screen like this:

Press + sign where it say something like:
Titleset 1 - ~ 186min ...

Adding and burning subtitles:

Right click on
Subtitle(0 stream) > Add subtitle - find location of subtitle (supports only: .srt, .ssa, .ass, .idx - if u got wrong format read this )
Press on convert, insert blank DVD and go with your friends on beer
(converting and burning will take approx 1-2 hours - it depends how
fast is your hard drive and DVD recorder).