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22nd February 2002, 22:58
The Independent Film Channel has been showing the "Zatoichi" series of movies with subtitles and letterbox format. Unlike most subtitled movies, the subtitles are in the borders below the movie, not in the picture itself. I can capture the picture no problem and encode no problem. What I need to do is extract those subtitles so I can crop the borders and then later add the subtitle back to the movies, preferably in their original position. I'm pretty sure I'll need some sort of OCR program, but all the guides are focused on ripping the subs from the vobs, not hardcoded into the picture stream. Any ideas would be appreciated, because movies like these take forever to come out on DVD in the States.