Monday, July 21, 2014

Guide to Convert PGS to SRT subtitles with SupRip

Struggling converting PGS (blu-ray) subs to .srt but not very succesfull sadly? Here will introduce you the best tool to convert PGS to SRT and give you the easy guide.

Convert PGS to SRT

PGS Subtitles:

The Bluray m2ts format allows for two types of on-screen overlays that can be used for subtitles. One is based on text but as for now I've seen no BluRay using this one for subs. The other one is the PGS (Presentation Grapic Stream) and consists in bitmaps (and the timeframes on which they have to be displayed). That second stream is by far the most commonly used by BluRays.

SRT Subtitles:

SRT is perhaps the most basic of all subtitle formats. This format is supported by most software video players and subtitle creation programs. The time format used is hours:minutes:seconds:milliseconds, with the milliseconds field precise to three decimal places. The purpose of srt subtitle file is to use it with desired movie file together to display subtitles when you play video file by any player supporting srt subtitles.

It consists of four parts, all in text..

1. A number indicating which subtitle it is in the sequence.
2. The time that the subtitle should appear on the screen, and then disappear.
3. The subtitle itself.
4. A blank line indicating the start of a new subtitle.

SupRip v1.16 Download (Windows ONLY, Mac users you can have a try with Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac if you’re ripping Blu-ray to Mac, which lets you convert Blu-ray .sup subtitles straightly from Blu-ray Disc)

1. Start SupRip, load the SUP file with the “Open” button.

Subtitles 1

2. Click “Auto-OCR” to automatically scan the whole file and leave any unknown characters alone.

3. Go to the SRT tab

Subtitles 2

4. Review the subtitles and statistics. Change some options there if you want.

Subtitles 3

5. Save the SRT file with the “Save” button

Subtitles 4

How to name multiple srt files so that the language shows to select:

1) name the subtitles exactly as the video stream. E.g. 00033.m2ts->
2) give an id to subtitles with different languages. E.g. name English subtitles and German subtitles

Subtitles 5

What’s annoying- there are lots of spelling mistakes and indistinguishable characters when Auto-OCR is used, and you have to proof and correct them one by one.

Alternative PGS subtitles tool download- BDSup2Sub

Alternative Blu-ray ripping tool download- ByteCopy (which converts PGS to VOBSUB when ripping Blu-ray to MKV, and also you can also learn how to use ByteCopy to rip .srt subtitles directly from Blu-ray Disc)