Below you will find a tutorial I created shortly after I started adding subtitles to DVD’s.
It’s rather outdated now as obviously I’ve learnt alot since then, but at the very least it will give you a basic idea of how to do what I’m doing.
Below you will also find some additional information to help create a more professional release;
Preperation Tips and Sign Timing
- Before you start the timing of your DVD you need the demuxed contents.
- Basically you need the demuxed video and audio.
- Now you can’t load the demuxed video directly in Aegisub, you will need to create an AVS for it.
- To do this you need a program called MEGUI Media Encoder.
- Say you now have your demuxed video, you will do the following;
1. Load MEGUI Media Encoder
2. Go to the tools section and select D2V creator
3. For the input point it at your demuxed M2V file
4. Select no audio demux and queue
5. Now go to the Queue tab, and select your process job and press start
6. Once that’s done, go to the tool tab again and select Avisynth Script Creator
7. For the input point at your newly created D2V file
8. Untick resize, and then save
- Now load your script up in Aegisub, select your AVS as the video input and for your audio, use the one you demuxed.
- You are now all set up to retime
- The easiest method to do is watch the fansub TV rip and wait for a sub line that begins or end with a scene change.
- You could then use the box underneath the video in Aegisub to scroll through frame by frame until you find this point.
- You would then make a reference of the frame number. Then look at the relevant sub frame number and work out from what how many frame you need to shift forward or back to be in sync.
* Also note, if dealing with extracting subs for anime fansub rips, the majority of groups actually hardsub their signs along with OP/ED lyrics. This means you have to watch through the file, making note of any signs, and manually entering them into your script, along with of course manually timing and enterting OP/ED lyrics.
This is where you have multiple subs that overlap. When this happens, you will notice a flickering of the subs, which can be quite distracting.
This basically happens since the DVD spec forces a 1 frame gap between the appearance of sub pics. Since subs are just bitmap images, essentially the entire sub pic disappears for 1 frame. This is the cause of sub flickering.
To solve this issue, you can use a handy tool named ‘Vaxva SST’.
You can download it here; http://www.zshare.net/download/60906358816686c4/
- Extract the rar contents.
- Firstly you need to download PHP.exe if you haven’t already got it.
- Then you need to open the .bat file in Notepad or similiar, and edit the second line so that it points to the location of the PHP.exe on your HDD then save and close.
- Now the tool is set to be used.
- Basically all you need to do is copy your .sst files outputted from MaestroSBT and paste them into the ‘tool’s directory.
- You then run the .bat file, pressing entering twice to run and close.
- This results in two files. The one named ‘VAXVA’ is a back up of the original, and the other is the newly created result, free of sub flicker.
- Copy and paste this in the directory of your MaestroSBT output, replacing the original file.