[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Subsync: added an easier way to sync subtitles

Zoran Turalija zoran.turalija at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 10:31:37 CEST 2013

On Sun, Apr 07, 2013 at 10:13:37PM +0200, Pascal Thomet wrote:
> From f09dbbc4d8fb5c7f88e9526d043a85b0385632f8 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Pascal Thomet <pthomet at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 17:57:45 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] Subsync: added an easier way to sync subtitles
> Added the following shortcuts (and made them configurable):
> - Ctrl-H: sets a timestamp bookmark on the audio
> - Ctrl-J: sets a timestamp bookmark on the subtitle
> - Ctrl-K: corrects the delay between both bookmarks
> Notes:
> - This patch changes adds hotkeys to the control GUI. I suspect this kind of
> change may require a more
>   thorough analysis before being accepted.
> - See http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=109641 for an illustration
> of a possible use
>   (I changed the wordings a little bit in the source)
> - This is the kind of feature I'd like to have when my subtitles are out of
> sync,
>   and I want a quick way of solving it (without having to download/install a
> dedicated
>   3rd party software)
> - Current implementation uses a static variable at hotkeys.c:125 (room for
> improvement, i guess)

Hi Pascal, nice idea.

It is better to use modifier SHIFT insted of CTRL, as suggested and explained
in comment just before "Non Mac OS X" section of keys definitions in file

So, in this case I would recommend:
- Shift-H
- Shift-J
- Shift-K

And while you're at it, you can add these same definitions for "Non Mac OS X"
under that section.

Also, from usability standpoint, it would be feasible to introduce something
like ACTIONID_SUBSYNC_RESET because we humans are not error prone, and it can
come in handy to reset subtitle offset without lifting fingers of the keyboard,
grabbing mouse and clicking through menu just for that.

You can define hotkey for that like Ctrl-Shift-K.

I hope to see this patch mainlined eventually.

BTW, looks like your patch is mangled due to html mail formatting. Try sending
patches as plain text.

Kind regards,
Zoran Turalija

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