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Media Subtitler: line width
Thread poster: Helen Farrell

Helen Farrell  Identity Verified
Italy
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Oct 13, 2008

Hi all,
I've searched the Internet, Video Help and the Media Subtitler help guide, but I can't find out how to set the line width. Perhaps it's not possible?
Thanks in advance,
Helen


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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
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Line width is a consequence of other settings and other software Oct 13, 2008

Ciao, Linda,

As far as I know, line width is the result of other settings, such as font type and font size. If a subtitle overflows the screen, you'll only see part of it.

In the SSA format, you may set side and bottom margins. Applying the subs on VirtualDub, if you disable the automatic line break, the side margins settings will work only for left- and right-justified subs. The centered ones will go as far as they need. If you enable the automatic line break, and have made some lines too long, you'll wind up with 3, 4 or more lines in your subs.

Line breaking is often handled by the subtitle rendering software, if there is such setting there. In programs that use TXT files, most of the settings will be made or overridden there.

So it's not only a matter of Media Subtitler, but also the program that will actually use the files generated with it.

Hope this helps.

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Jose

[Edited at 2008-10-13 13:25]


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Helen Farrell  Identity Verified
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As I thought... Oct 13, 2008

Thanks, Jose. That's a huge help. I thought that was probably the case, but I wanted to make sure.

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