Controlling the subtitle length in Aegisub
Thread poster: Reina Virgilio

Reina Virgilio  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 15:36
Member (2017)
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Jan 17, 2018

Hello all,

I am doing a subtitling project and am using Aegisub, and I was wondering whether it has some function to control the length of one subtitle event?
For example, if one subtitle should last for at least 12 frames, is there any setting I can do so that Aegisub can detect the subtitles that don't meet the condition?
I have only learnt to use the basic functions of it yet and I should look into the manual by myself, but it is a bit urgent so I'd appreciate it if anyone could help.

Thank you!


 

Camille Thompson
France
Local time: 07:36
English to French
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CPS Jan 19, 2018

Hi Reina,

I have been using Aegisub a lot and for some time now, and as far as I know there is no way to control the number of frames - I might be wrong! However, controlling the number of characters per second or the number of characters per line might be a way of getting around it. The number of CPS can be checked in the "CPS" column on the left of your subtitle line. The number of characters per line can be monitored in a small box in the top right part of the Aegisub window, and that box goes red when there are more than 42 characters in the selected line (standard limit).

I hope this helps a bit!


[Edited at 2018-01-19 12:36 GMT]


 

Reina Virgilio  Identity Verified
Japan
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Re: Jan 23, 2018

Hello Camille,

Thank you very much for your reply!
I have been trying to figure it out and serched the function by keywords in the manual, but it seems there is no relevant function to do so.
It's a shame since Aegisub is an accessible subtitling tool and the existing functions are satisfactory, if only it had the function to control it!
However your advice on checking the CPS and the number of words on the top right part will definitely help me too, as I have been counting words manually..
Thanks a lot!


 

Marcella Segre  Identity Verified
Singapore
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Italian to French
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CPL- Character per line counting Feb 4

I used Aegisub for a big subtitling job.
The client got back to me with a list of errors, most of which concern the length of the CPL.
When double checking on the software, I realized the CPL differs from the real characters per line !!!
How to sort this out? A part from counting characters manually on every line?

thanks


 

Jean Dimitriadis  Identity Verified
France
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Characters per line Feb 4

Hello Marcella,

Characters per line can be viewed in the subtitles edit box.

cf. http://docs.aegisub.org/3.2/Editing_Subtitles/ see number 5 under "The subtitles edit box".

You can define Maximum characters per line (beyond which there is a warning) in Aegisub's Options.

cf. http://docs.aegisub.org/3.2/Options/#interface

You can add a line break by pressing Shift+Enter or by typing \N

Jean

[Edited at 2019-02-04 15:12 GMT]


 


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