|Monument (marnanel) wrote,|
@ 2010-01-05 05:36 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||shavian, sita|
I believe this is (unsurprisingly) the only film ever to have been given a full set of Shavian subtitles.
Here's the .srt file. It's a static copy of generated content; the master copy is this wiki page, which also contains drakar2007's original Latin-alphabet subtitles.
However, the .srt file isn't very useful to most people, and besides most players won't play it because of flaky Unicode support (Totem being an honourable exception). You can play it with mplayer, but it involves creating a special font and running the .srt through a shifting filter.
I've run off a copy of the entire film in this way, and it's 1.3GB. I am wondering what to do with it now so that I can show it to people:
- put it on YouTube. More people look at this than anything else, but this would involve breaking it up into twelve ten-minute chunks. Workable, but I'd rather be able to link to one particular page from shavian.org.uk than twelve.
- put it on Vimeo. This would involve breaking it up into 500MB chunks (or buying a pro account, which I'm not going to). It's possible that I could get it down to two chunks by shrinking the images a little (they're currently at quite a high resolution).
- put it on the moving images section of archive.org. This would allow it to be complete, but uploads don't seem to work for me: I get the whole file uploaded and then my session has timed out. Maybe it's worth the trouble of asking in the forums, though.
- all or many of the above.
- just leaving it as an .srt and expecting people to work it out for themselves.
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