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Learning VirtualDub: The Complete Guide to Capturing, Processing and Encoding Digital Video by Georgios Diamantopoulos, Sohail Salehi

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Subtitles

Subtitles allow you to display text while your video is being played back. This can be to:

  • Translate foreign dialogs to the native language of the viewers
  • Make ambiguous dialogs or whispering clear
  • Add comments

There is really no limit to what you can do with subtitles nor should you restrict yourself; the great thing about home-made videos is creativity!

Many methods exist to insert subtitles to a video; you can specifically:

  1. "Burn" the subtitles in the video or in other words, make them part of the video at the pixel level
  2. Attach them to the video as a text stream.
  3. Attach them to the video, externally, as text; this means they are not contained in the same file, but can be displayed using additional software

Naturally, each method has its own ...

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