I'm helping out a small educational group here in Denmark with translating English DVD course material into Danish, simply by adding danish subtitles to the movie. However, I'm having a hard time merging the files back together to something useful on a European DVD player. Being very low budget, I'm helping them out for free, and I don't have licenses for any professional tools, and I've gotten this far with free tools.
My steps so far has been (it's been a while so I hope I'm remembering correctly here):
- Extract the DVD to ISO files.
- Extract the ISO into minor parts using SmartRipper.
- Extract the srt files by using SubRip OCR.
- Translated the english subtitles into danish subtitles
- Got it working in VLC
The problem with 5. is, however, that the video and subtitles often get out of sync when fast forwarding, and it's low-tech users that are using the end result.
So unless they're missing something important, VLC is not a good enough solution, as the subtitles will of course have to be in sync. Especially for those who do not understand English at all, because they might not even notice that something is wrong, and learn something wrong when combining the video with the Danish subtitles (I know that is worst case, and probably not that big an issue, but having it go out of sync is the reason why I'm trying to find af solution that does not use VLC).
I've got various steps to put pieces back together from, and anything that'll get me to the correct result is ok by me. :)
How can I merge together .srt files and danish texts into a functioning DVD (preferably using free software)?