- Easy to use and good instructions
- Various ways of getting and applying subtitles
- Requires Window Media Player
- Spellcheck needs Word to be installed
- Audio extraction not so simple
- Interface could be more attractive
Imagine how much easier it would be if you could add your own subtitles to films and videos. Sure, most professional DVDs come with subtitles already enabled, sometimes in various languages, but what if the film is home-made, downloaded or simply doesn't have the subtitles you'd like? In that case, you're going to need a tool like DivXLand Media Subtitler.
DivXLand Media Subtitler gives you two options for the task - creating your own subtitles or downloading them from another source. The program comes with good help that provides easy-to-understand instructions for both approaches. Whichever method you use, you'll need to upload your media and check that the subtitles match your audio and video files. This can be a time-consuming task depending on the length of the film, but DivXLand Media Subtitler makes it as easy as possible.
DivXLand Media Subtitler has lots of configuration options, both for the program itself and the way in which you the subtitles appear on your film. You can choose everything, from the physical appearance of the words (bold, italic, red, large) to the way you associate them to the video, using a semi-automatic method or a specific, time-based approach. Of course, you can preview everything, and change what is needed, even using a spellcheck function to ensure that your subtitles are top class.
The only part of DivXLand Media Subtitler that left me a little confused was the audio extraction wizard. Presumably the mysterious "audio bar" on the main interface is related to it, but when I tried to use the wizard, it seemed that I needed to download extra programs, which was a bit of a disappointment.
Subtitling is by no means an easy job, but DivXLand Media Subtitler will at least help make it a little simpler.
- Added Kazakh, Indonesian, Swedish and Thai program translations Fixed improper display of non-Western European languages in the preview pane Other minor updates
DivXLand Media Subtitler supports the following formats
MPEG, MPG, MPE, M1V, MP2V, MPEG2, MP4 WMV, WM, ASF AVI, DIVX, XVID MKV, OGM