How to extract embedded subtitles from a video with VideoSubFinder?

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Today, I discovered a useful tool that will delight fans of TV series, anime, and subtitled movies. Many of us have experienced the frustration of not being able to retrieve the text of the subtitles embedded in a video, making it impossible to correct mistakes or automatically translate the subtitles into another language.

Thankfully, with the program called VideoSubFinder, you can extract the text embedded in a video and use it to create new subtitles or translate them.

The process is simple: the program automatically detects frames with embedded text (also known as “hardsub”) and records the positions and timings. Then, it generates images of the text with the background removed, which can be used with an optical character recognition (OCR) program like FineReader or Subtitle Edit to create full subtitles with the original text and timings

Image showing the interface of a tool for extracting subtitles from a video

This program is compatible with both Windows and Linux operating systems, but it requires certain dependencies to be installed to ensure its proper functioning. For Windows users, it is necessary to download the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2022 library, while Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS users must install libgtk-3-0.

This application is not only useful for those who deal with subtitles but also for individuals working in the field of translation or for those who simply want to extract text from videos. It is an incredibly handy tool to have.

Have fun !

Mohamed SAKHRI

my name is Mohamed SAKHRI, and I am the creator and editor-in-chief of Easy Tech Tutorials. As a passionate technology enthusiast, I have been blogging for some time now, providing practical and helpful guides for various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and macOS, as well as Android tips and tricks. Additionally, I also write about WordPress. I am currently 35 years old.

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