Sentairanger said:what is a soft sub?
http://d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13265 said:What are softsubs?
Soft subs are subtitles that are distributed SEPARATE from the video file. They come as a text file, using extensions like .SUB, .SRT, etc. The reason for the different extensions is that there are different formats used for soft subs.
The purpose of soft subs is so that a single video file (referred to as the RAW file) can be distributed all over the world. Then the viewer can pick & choose which language he would like to view the subtitles in.
They're called soft subs because the other type are hard subs. Hard subs are subtitles that are rendered into the video itself. Some examples of files with hardsubs are encodes by Jem. Most fansubbing groups also choose to hardsub their works as well.
ShadowRider said:I tried using winny but I couldn't get it to display the Japanese text I entered. What am I dong wrong, and is there an English help page I missed?
Mikazuki said:I just watched Garo again using the softsubs and Winamp.
My file is 牙狼 GARO 第01話 「絵本」(WMV9 QL90 640x480 30fps) [CRC_E5FA].avi and the ssa was called Garo01.ssa, I renamed the SSA to match the AVI name and clicked on Winamp and the sub loaded itself. I have other programs installed from when I was typesetting so it autoloads for me so long as the SSA's name matches the AVI name.
As for his subs... The timing is good. So far I didn't come across anything that's really off. The translations are pretty good. I'll have to remember to continue downloading his softsubs for Garo.