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Manual for batch-encoding subtitles into videos

Vermeir, Tessa

This manual is a step-by-step guide on how to burn subtitles into videos. It discusses a number of different programs freely available, and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each. It then proceeds to explain how to burn any given set of subtitles into any given set of videos, in batches, using a piece of code. Please note that this code only works on Windows computers. Frequent errors and their solutions are also taken into account. The manual concludes with a section on how to convert the subtitled videos into the format requested by The Language Archive, and is therefore particularly interesting to linguists who wish to share subtitled video data on the TLA website.

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