DirectVobSub

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DirectVobSub (VSFilter)
Original author(s) Gabest
Developer(s) Armada, janwillem32, nevcairiel, Underground78, v0lt, vBm, XhmikosR
Stable release 2.41.5818 (MPC-HC 1.6.3) / August 18, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-08-18)
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Platform DirectShow
Type Filter
License GPL
Website [1]

DirectVobSub (formerly known as VSFilter) is a software add-on for Microsoft Windows (a DirectShow filter) that is able to read external subtitle files and superimposes them on a playing video file.[1][2][3]

DirectVobSub/VSFilter were formerly part of a whole application known as VobSub which was also able to extract subtitles from DVD Video and create text-based subtitles, without ripping the DVD to a file first. The last version of VobSub was version 2.23, after which the development of VobSub ceased. VSFilter was a part of the guliverkli project on SourceForge web site. The guliverkli project also includes the ability to extract subtitles from a DVD via the vobsub ripper program.[4][5][6] However, development of guliverkli ceased in 2005 with version 2.37. In 2007, it became a part of the Guliverkli2 project, now known as DirectVobSub, starting with version 2.38.[7][8][9][10][11] But till September, 2012, the last guliverkli2 commitment was in April 10th, 2011.[12] Then, the MPC-HC project took over the sources. Started with 2.40, DirectVobSub is in active development again.[13]

DirectVobSub is also capable of extracting subtitles from a DVD without ripping it to a file first. "Vobsub rippers" are also available for the same effect. Note also the guliverkli project has a related project VSrip.

Supported Subtitle formats[edit]

Format name Extension
VobSub .sub/.idx
SubStation Alpha/Advanced SubStation Alpha .ssa/.ass
SubRip .srt
MicroDVD .sub
SAMI .smi
PowerDivX .psb
Universal Subtitle Format .usf
Structured Subtitle Format .ssf

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DirectVobSub (VSFilter) 2.39". codecs.com. July 24, 2009. Retrieved August 3, 2010. "DirectVobSub is simply a DirectShow filter which can be used to display subtitle. It integrates automatically with any DirectShow player like ..." 
  2. ^ "VSFilter / DirectVobSub". videohelp.com. August 4, 2009. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ "VobSub/DirectVobSub/VSFilter". divx-digest.com. August 5, 2009. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ https://sourceforge.net/projects/guliverkli/files/VSRip/
  5. ^ http://www.free-codecs.com/download/VobSub_Ripper.htm
  6. ^ http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VSRip
  7. ^ The old and present: VSFilter
  8. ^ "VobSub 2.23". codecs.com. May 26, 2004. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ "VobSub". videohelp.com. December 11, 2002. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ "VobSub Guide". Doom9. December 30, 2002. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  11. ^ "VobSub Subtitle Ripping, Playback and Permanent Subtitle Guide". divx-digest.com. December 17, 2005. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Guliverkli2 SVN log". April 10, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  13. ^ "MPC-HC Git VSFilter log". Retrieved September 22, 2012. 

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