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messi123
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questions about downloading and using movie subtitles

Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:55 am

Hello everybody.

I have a question I want to consult with you.
First of all, I don't use Kodi. I always download subtitles with a browser through the web interface.

So, I download the zip file, unpack it and....

The filename can be anything. Sometimes it has Chinese characters. I'd like it to be ASCII but that's OK. Usually it contains a lot of crap from every piece of software used to create it. I'd like the name not to contain crap but that's OK. But the worst part (and that's not OK) is that frequently the file extension is BAD. For instance:
https://www.opensubtitles.org/en/subtit ... ic-lamp-ru
contains:
Volshebnaya.lampa.Aladdina.(1966).rus.xvid.mp3.dvd-rip.from.DVD-9.by.Seryi.via.torrent.e2k.ru.by.sop

So, let's analyse it: Film title, year, language. So far, so good. Video format... what do I care? Audio format.... I care even less. And the rest is just crap. But the point here is the ".sop". What the heck is that? Shouldn't it be ".srt"?

So would it be possible to sanitise somehow the file names?
Last edited by messi123 on Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: questions about downloading and using movie subtitles

Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:05 pm

That happens when filename is too long, there is a limit of the length of the filename.

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