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Extracting text from .stl (Softel Swift) files ?
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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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Oct 12, 2004

I am supposed to open a few subtitle files. They are in .stl format, I guess EBU, and I just need to extract the text (time code not needed).

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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Are they text files? Oct 13, 2004

I mean can you open them with Notepad and read the contents?
Then the question would only be how complicated it will be.


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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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Yes and No (+ Solution !) Oct 13, 2004

I can open them and read in NotePad, but words are interspersed with BIN codes represented as small squares, that cannot be replaced automatically bt NP nor Word. I ended up finding the very nice freeware bintext (http://www.foundstone.com/) which performed the task beautifully.


Harry_B wrote:

I mean can you open them with Notepad and read the contents?
Then the question would only be how complicated it will be.


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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nice tool Oct 13, 2004

...I ended up finding the very nice freeware bintext (http://www.foundstone.com/) which performed the task beautifully.



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