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.zip Subtitle downloads :(

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  1. #1

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    .zip Subtitle downloads :(

    I now know how to add Chinese subtitles to movies when the subtitle file downloaded is .srt
    However, for certain movies, like real steel or how to train your dragon 2, downloaded subtitles are in .zip format.
    l use a mac, how are you suppose to open .zip? l tried to just change name of the folder to end in .srt but that doesnt work. ideally l like to get subtitles only in .srt format as they definitely work on the TV via .mp4 and its corresponding .srt file in an attached USB external drive. .ass subtitles are not compatible even when changing name of the file to end in .srt
    please help


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    On a mac you should be able to just drop the .zip file anywhere and double click it to extract the .srt file or whatever the content is. A really old mac that can't be updated may require a free program like StuffIt Expander to do this.

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    There is a free Mac App called Unarchiver that will do this for zip and rar files.


    You'll likely find that once you open the zip file, the file inside will be an srt file.

    Last edited by si0001; 15-10-2015 at 10:53 AM.

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    Why do people compress subtitle files? Especially with the speeds and storage we have these days.


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    I'm not sure either since srt files are tiny anyway...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter White:
    Why do people compress subtitle files? Especially with the speeds and storage we have these days.
    Sometimes so they can bundle multiple languages and/or other files together
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    Aha.. makes sense.


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    In my experience ( I like to watch all my tv shows with subtitles), pretty much all subtitles I download are zipped and only contain a single srt file. I do like the packaged series subtitles but the video files I have aren't always from the same source so there can be syncing issues.


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    This is what l get when l try to click on the .zip folder. my macbook pro retina '12, is running YOSEMITE 10.10.5 , right click doesn't give me an option either
    do l have to download something from app store?

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    Quote Originally Posted by si0001:
    There is a free Mac App called Unarchiver that will do this for zip and rar files.

    Try this I mentioned earlier.