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joining subtitles, improved ctrl+Z tec

1. as there is a ctrl+enter to split subtitles, there should be a shortcut to join one subtitle with the next (or the previous) one.

2. every ctrl+z should show where the undo(s) was/were done, in case of a wrong/double press of the keys. same with ctrl+y.

3. in many cases there are too many unnecessary gaps between subtitles. there should be some option to stick together several/all subtitles.

4. there should be an option to move ALL subtitles n milliseconds back or forth.

5. there should be a search and a search+replace feature through all the subtitles.




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Thank you for your suggestions, Adam.  I liked them and marked your post accordingly.


Re the 4th, though: see "Shift subs forward" and "Shift subs backward" in the Timing Tools (clock icon) tutorial: you can specify the amount of time in hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds.


Your other suggestions would be very useful!


Best,


Claude Almansi.

+1 for #1 and #5.
#3 might be tricky. Maybe auto-adjust the time to the number of chars in a subtitle ? Or to equal readSpeed ?
To do it for a range of subtitles we need a way to select several subs in the first place. That would also come in handy for other features, eg. bulk delete of (empty) subtitles

 

Thank you for this useful observation, Andreas. Also, the action should be reversible: maybe the person who deleted the gaps would notice that the result is worse? And a former subtitler might object too.



I want to add my +1 for #1, as I find I have to do this quite frequently in my role as reviewer. Currently, this involves clicking in the second video, typing Ctrl+A, Ctrl+X, using the cursor to delete the now empty subtitle, pressing into the first subtitle, and hit End and Ctrl+V. And then having to use the mouse to stretch the first subtitle back to the combined length of the original two. That's fine if you only have to do it once in a while. When you have to do it many times in a video, it gets frustrating. My suggestion would be a specific "Join with Previous", "Join with Next" keyboard shortcut or icon in the subtitle - so you could avoid needing to select two subs to join.

Thank you for your vivid description of what the present situation entails for reviewers, Jason Edward Stewart. And for your suggestions.


Best,


Claude

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