My first experiment with aegisub, a software for subtitling. I’m a complete n00b here, so I have no idea how to do those fancy animated subtitle. All I could do was experimenting with the karaoke feature, since it is built-in to the program.
Once I competed the subtitle using aegisub, there was the challenge on how to create a hard-sub on the video. Aegisub standard output is .ass file. It allows you to export it to .srt, but you lose all the formatting, fonts, karaoke, and color, so that is useless. I thought of using handbrake, but handbrake only supports .srt for its subtitle input. After digging around further, finally I stumbled upon a program called avidemux. Actually, I was somewhat familiar with this program in the past for transcoding videos. Lo and behold, it has a filter to apply a .ass subtitle file on a video. Alas, it is Windows only, but it works. 🙂