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Old 16th June 2023, 19:04   #1  |  Link
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BDN XML without PNGs


I'm authoring my first Blu-ray with Scenarist BD and I don't know how to make a BDN XML file to import .srt subtitles.

I need Text Subtitles (TextST) because my PlayList is made of 95 Clips and with PGS subtitles I would need to also split the subtitles file in 95 parts!

I've tried easySup but it always output BDN format in XML+PNGs (and also I would need to find a tool to convert 24 bits pngs to 8 bits and keep transparency).

I've tried Subtitle Edit but with the output format "Blu-ray TextST" it has to "write a PES packets" which doesn't import to Scenarist (it says ".textst it's not Supported").

Scenarist BD only imports .xml files (Import > BDN file) and now I'm trying to make a custom format with Subtitle Edit but I don't know the Sony BDN XML spec. It should be similiar to XML+PNGs but instead of <Graphic> tags with pngs info and location, it should be with text tags and subtitles, but I don't know the exact thing...

I've tried something like this (changing "Graphic" tag to "Text") but doesn't parse in Scenarist BD!:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<BDN Version="0.93" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="BD-03-006-0093b BDN File Format.xsd">
<Name Title="easySUP" Content=""/>
<Language Code="eng"/>
<Format VideoFormat="720p" FrameRate="50" DropFrame="false"/>
<Events LastEventOutTC="01:56:03:20" FirstEventInTC="00:30:02:33"
ContentInTC="00:00:00:00" ContentOutTC="01:56:04:00" NumberofEvents="1166" Type="Text"/>
<Event Forced="False" InTC="00:30:02.16" OutTC="00:30:06.06">
<Text>- Announcer: IT'S TIME AGAIN
Any idea?

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