Import Sub-Titles

Registered by Jonathan Thomas on 2009-07-10

Adding sub-titles can be a painful process, since OpenShot requires each to be a title. There are lots of clicks required to add a new sub-title, set it's length, fade it in & out, etc... This blue-print has 2 elements:

1) All a user to import a .srt file (a simple text file of time codes and sub-title text)

2) A simple way to choose a "sub-title" template, and quickly insert sub-titles into your project at the current play-head position. For example, hitting the "S" key opens up the sub-title screen, you type your sub-title, and then hit enter, and it adds the sub-title on the timeline at your current preview position.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Jonathan Thomas
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Jonathan Thomas
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Jonathan Thomas
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Not started
Milestone target:
None

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Whiteboard

Just clarifying my desires.
1. The ability to import subtitles, and encode them together with the video.
2. The ability to add subtitles to a final project, before encoding.

Right now, I would have to save/encode a project, subtitle it and then re-encode with subtitles. Gnome Subtitle editor does a great job with captions, but it's the extra encoding I would like to avoid.

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