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weissvulf

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Advice on adding subtitles
« on: November 11, 2011, 06:00:01 pm »
I'm working on a PS2 game which has two movies in PSS format totaling about 100MB. I want to add translated subtitles to these movies.

The best 'tool chain' I've come up with goes PSS > M2V > AVI > (add subtitles) > M2V > PSS. But I suspect all that re-encoding is going to increase the size of a patch file considerably.

I know some PS2 games use softsubs and since PSS files are mostly MPEG2 (aka DVD movie format), I wondered if miraculously the PS2 has some kind of built in support for a certain format of softsub file. 

Otherwise, does anyone have any tips that will help keep a patch file a small as possible when recoding videos or have any other advice for adding subs?
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Re: Advice on adding subtitles
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 12:41:12 am »
Well, from what i know...no...there is no build in engine but you probably can program one (ASM hack).

Did you try to make a patch with the subtitles?? Basically it should not be so much of a difference if you don't have too many keyframes.

Some translations on PSX or PS2, made splitted patches .. or by disk or by contenent (one patch with only video and one for the rest).

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Re: Advice on adding subtitles
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 05:31:39 pm »
That's a good idea about splitting the patch if it turns out too big.  I haven't yet applied the subs so maybe it won't end up too large. If I learn any techniques for minimizing the final patch size, I'll post them here in case anyone else ever has this same question.
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