"A filter for Media Player"
VobSub is a useful multiplatform plugin that is compatible with several well-known video capture/processing programs, including VirtualDub, DirectShow, AviUtil. It lets you pull subtitles directly from DVD VOB files so that they can be manipulated and synchronized with video playback using the appropriate filters.
With a file size of less than a megabyte, this compact plugin downloads quickly with no viruses attached. You can choose to perform a typical installation with only VobSub for DirectShow and additional utilities (including SubResync, SubMux, and Associated Files with Notepad), or you can perform a custom installation and install VobSub for VirtualDub or AviUtil, as well as TextSub for VirtualDub and AviSynth.
The VobSub interface is fully integrated into the interface of the application that it is installed in. After you've used it to ripped subtitles from a DVD VOB file you can use SubResync to quickly line up the speech in the video with the subtitles for perfect timing and accuracy within a separate interface.
Installation package comes with everything you need to rip, edit, and synchronize subtitles with your favorite Divx videos
SubMux utility lets you mux subtitles with AVI files so you can even have subtitles on home videos
Is compatible with several video processing/capturing suites, so you can utilize VobSub's functionality in the program of your choice
Enjoy foreign movies with precisely timed subtitles or enhance your language learning experience by watching your favorite movies in another language
Download includes SubResync, which facilitates the process of synchronizing subtitles to DivX video files after you've ripped them from a DVD using the VobSub plugin in VirtualDub.
Self-explanatory functionality and adequate help documentation give this nifty plugin a very low learning curve. Even the most inexperienced video editors can use this plugin to add subtitles to their videos
Some users have complained of trouble installing VobSub. However, if you follow the instructions provided within the included help file should have no problems, unless there are errors in your operating system's registry.
Two ideal alternatives for VobSub include Subtitle Workshop and AegiSub, both of which provide a plethora of features and all of the basic tools needed to create, convert, sync, and edit subtitles. Of these alternatives, Aegisub is the highest rated, and would therefore be recommended for advanced users who are looking for the utmost control. Since VobSub simply gives you the ability to rip subtitles from DVDs within other software, any of the two aforementioned applications would be more comprehensive solutions. Nonetheless, VobSub serves its purpose well as a powerful addition to any video editing toolset.
If you're looking for a way to add subtitles to a DivX video file and you have a DVD that contains the necessary subtitles, installing the VobSub plugin within VirtualDub would be an ideal solution and an excellent way to extend the functionality of an already highly capable software. With additional resources that help you apply ripped subtitles to DivX video files with high accuracy, this tiny software bundle delivers a big punch.
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