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Convert subtitle files (SUB format) to SubStation Alpha SSA scripts (SSA format), with support for numerous customization preferences

editor's review




SUB to SSA is a tiny application that facilitates subtitle conversion from the SUB format to SubStation Alpha SSA scripts. Considering its advanced settings, the program primarily targets experienced users.

There is no installer included in the program files, making SUB to SSA portable, so you can run the executable from any location on the hard drive.

It's also possible to move the tool to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any workstation effortlessly.

More importantly, the Windows registry does not receive new keys, and files do not remain on the disk after removing the tool.

The interface is made from a regular window with multiple tabs and lots of options. It's not particularly intuitive or attractive, so less experienced users might encounter difficulties.

Loading an SRT file into the workspace is done using either the file browser or drag-and-drop support. Batch processing is not supported, so you can process only one item at a time.

The first step requires you to choose the frame rate for conversion, or you can get this value from the corresponding video (AVI format only). To perform a straightforward conversion procedure without further adjustments, all you have to do is point out an output fie name and target folder.

As we have mentioned before, SUB to SSA boasts numerous options and configurable settings. You can choose the font, subtitle color, distance and alignment, as well as use the playback resolution to resize fonts, save preset styles or apply one of the default ones.

SUB to SSA also lets you override font style settings for each line in the subtitle. You may copy timestamps to the Clipboard, edit lines and preview them in SSA scripts, locate the longest line, and use a search function. There are many other settings provided by this tool.

The application has a minimal impact on system performance, thus it doesn't disrupt user activity. It carries out a task rapidly and error-free, delivers quality results, and works smoothly on newer Windows platforms, although the app has not been updated for a very long time. It may take some patience to get accustomed to SUB to SSA's options, especially if you have limited experience with subtitle processing programs.

SUB to SSA was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on August 8th, 2013

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