Originally Posted by Tenchinotokyo
Okay, so I've gone through all the steps and here are my issues.
-I keep receiving an 'embedded truetype font' message which I say yes to, many times.
-After initial conversion I received an error saying that the subtitles had to be changed because they contained <>. Or at least I think that's what it was.
This is because of the formatting that the .ass subtitles have. Some characters are not permitted in the .srt format. I'm assuming you converted them over using subtitle workshop correct?
Weird characters is mainly what will give you this error. Instead of using a u some fansubber felt the need to use a "µ" or some other goofy thing. This rarely ever has happened to me but when it did in place of them characters was usually some alien looking characters.
To make this more clear say the anime is taking place in the city of Ruda Śląska (some Poland city if you care). So some fansubbers will use that exact spelling of Ruda Śląska instead of Ruda Slaska. If you look at it you will see un-normal characters, both Ś and ą. These characters will be converted into something goofy like, "Бъл" because those characters aren't supported. All in all there are a few things to fix this...
You can go through the subtitles and change all instances of Ruda Śląska to Ruda Slaska manually OR you can just deal with the funny syntax on your DVD which is what I normally do. These funny characters are usually used for character names or places and I generally know the name or place already so I don't need it shown correctly in plain english.
Also you should use a font like Verdana.
iv been messing around in this for awile now, the problem is that i dont always find an mp4 or an avi, 75% of the time i end up with an ISO, or some other format thats not common. and now i really needa clean up my comp cuz i ended up downloading a crap load of bs programs to convert em, and none actually do what their suppost to do.
i endid up with alcohol 120% whitch will play any iso without having to burn a disc, but i wanna watch it on my bigscreen!
The whole process is mainly meant for h.264 (.mp4) conversion however our gaol in converting is to get one of two outputs an ISO file or a Video_TS folder.
If you download an ISO this is a format you can burn straight to disc using IMGburn. This format will be recognized by your DVD player. You must know though ISO's come in two sizes, 4 GB and 8 GB in order to burn a 8 GB ISO straight to disc you need a dual layered DVD. I have found ISO's to contain awesome quality (it should be its a DVD RIP), but it fails in some aspects.
1. Since the ISO is a copy of a DVD it generally has 2-4 episodes which if you download a whole series means a TON of burning DVD's. In my process I can have 8 episodes (minimum if I please) per disc with the benefit of better subtitles (come on fan subs beat official subtitles hands down).
2. ISO generally means the DVD is out for sale denoting that you should purchase the show because it is probably licensed in your area.