Confused about subtitles, please help!

Hello:

I have been searching subtitles for movies, but there are a lot of formats (php, SubRip, MicroDVD, SSA, etc.) and don’t know which one to pick.

Can anyone tell me which one will work with certain movie files?

Thanks,
Roberto

Your original movies should come with subtitles, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

You can use tools (like VobSub) to extract subtitles. Depending on the kind of playback ability you want to use you can choose to either implement them hardcoded in the videostream (so they become party of the videostream permanently) or have them displayed by a program or device that is capable with such subtitles.

For instance, most divx/dvd players can handle .SRT files.