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I was hoping that someone here could suggest a good program that sort of covers up, or hides subtitles. I tried virtualdub, but it won't import the AVI file format for some reason. It keeps throwing an error message every time I try to import my file for editing. I know there are some plugins for VirtualDub, but none of those seemed to work either.

I know there are other programs out there, but which one should I use? I know you can't get rid of subtitles without converting, and I really don't want to lose any video quality. But you can hide them. Here is a short video I found on the subject, and its the one that made me want to try virtualdub.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvdkkGJnyMo
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Really nobody?
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If VirtualDUB doesn't open your .AVI file, it's encoded with an unsupported codec. File extension doesn't mean anything, a .mp4 can use a different codec than a .mp4, and while a program may open one, it doesn't mean it can open all .mp4s.

As a workaround, if your video is short, you can download Hypercam 2 and record it as an uncompressed avi, then open that in VDUB.
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I don't have a lot of experience in video and file editing, but wouldn't an uncompressed AVI file be huge?
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If the subtitles are muxed into the video picture, there is no way you can remove them without significantly altering the video quality. If they are at the very bottom of the picture, you could "mask" them out by cutting the entire bottom strip off the video. Not an elegant solution, but not unlike what they do with 4:3 pan & scan on a 2.33:1 or other wide format film.

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