Re: [dev] Writing subtitles for videos

From: Hadrien Lacour <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:30:23 +0200

On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 08:04:26AM +0000, Thomas Levine wrote:
> I want to write some subtitles for some videos. I found several subtitle
> editors through web searches, and their documentation doesn't make them
> look very good. What's more, I haven't managed to install any of them
> properly, which is both inconvenient and further indicative of suck.
> I think that most of what I want could be accomplished by having a video
> player that writes the current time somewhere (like a file) when I press
> a particular key. I would play the video until I get to the position
> where I want to start or stop a subtitle, then I would press the key,
> and then I would copy that time to the subtitles file.
> Another helpful feature would be to reload the subtitles file without
> changing the current time; this way I could review the subtitles more
> quickly.
> Do any video players already do this? Or, does anyone have other
> recommendations about the editing of subtitles?

It may be possible to do this with mpv and lua scripts.
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