View Full Version : [all variants] How to rip subtitles from AVI?

May 29th, 2011, 07:44 PM
I have searched the forums and googled and asked, but so far I can't figure out any GNU/Linux-based solutions. Here's my situation:

I have a couple of AVI files with embedded (but NOT hardcoded) subtitle tracks. The way I know that they work is that I'm able to see them when playing with VLC (but not MPlayer) on my Maverick box. I can't see them even when using VLC on a Lucid box.

Since I wanna keep Lucid on my STB, I just wanna rip the subs into SRT files and be done with it (considering that I'm only talking about 3 files there).

Is there a tool that runs on GNU/Linux (bonus points for being in the Ubuntu repos) that will extract the subtitle track from an AVI file (xvid, mpeg4)?

May 30th, 2011, 03:33 AM
You could go to one of the sites that provide free subtitles & grab the .srt file from them. Which would give you the ability that you want of being able to turn them on/off via vlc.

I usually use these two sites as they don't require me to accept their cookies:



If they don't have what you want there are plenty of other sites out there, though they will want to lay cookies on you. ;)