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#1 2012-11-09 12:36:20

statc
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[SOLVED] Any standalone subtitle player?

Just found a video on the net that can be viewed online, but can't be downloaded. Want to play it along with subtitles that I also found. Is there any program (either graphical or command-line) that can open an .srt file and show me the subtitles at proper time?

I tried using mplayer (mplayer -sub FILE.srt), but it exists immediately. Seems that it refuses to play subtitles when there is no video. I could create a blank 2-hour avi file that I could feed to mplayer, but I don't know a simple way to do that.

Maybe there is another video player capable of playing subtitles only?

After searching packages for "subtitle", there seems to be TONS of subtitle editors, but no damn simple subtitle player...

Last edited by statc (2012-11-09 19:23:30)

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#2 2012-11-09 16:01:14

amonakov
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Re: [SOLVED] Any standalone subtitle player?

MPlayer is a video player equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife. In many cases, you can make it do your bidding with an appropriate choice of command line flags:

mplayer /dev/zero -vc null -demuxer rawvideo -rawvideo w=1024:h=128 -sub FILE.srt

The above should give you a 1024x128 black window with your subtitles.

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#3 2012-11-09 16:30:41

statc
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Re: [SOLVED] Any standalone subtitle player?

It didn't work for me. I used just the command you wrote, with this subtitles file:
http://vimeosrtplayer.googlecode.com/sv … xample.srt

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#4 2012-11-09 17:26:59

amonakov
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Re: [SOLVED] Any standalone subtitle player?

Yep, it needed some minor adjustments...

mplayer /dev/zero -demuxer rawvideo -rawvideo w=1024:h=128:format=bgra -subfont-autoscale 2 -sub example.srt 

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#5 2012-11-09 19:23:10

statc
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Re: [SOLVED] Any standalone subtitle player?

Now it works, thank you very much! You are a lifesaver smile

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#6 2015-05-15 03:44:14

carsonip
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Re: [SOLVED] Any standalone subtitle player?

Penguin Subtitle Player is a standalone subtitle player which is suitable for using alongside online videos. It is open source and cross platform. Hope this helps.
    Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/penguinsubtitleplayer/
    Source: https://github.com/carsonip/Penguin-Subtitle-Player

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#7 2015-05-15 03:48:14

jasonwryan
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Re: [SOLVED] Any standalone subtitle player?

Please don't necrobump, especially solved threads https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … bumping.22



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