[FFmpeg-trac] #5846(avformat:open): Support writing BOM in SRT muxer

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Wed Sep 21 17:49:43 EEST 2016

#5846: Support writing BOM in SRT muxer
             Reporter:  edumj        |                    Owner:
                 Type:  enhancement  |                   Status:  open
             Priority:  wish         |                Component:  avformat
              Version:  git-master   |               Resolution:
             Keywords:  srt          |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |

Comment (by cehoyos):

 Replying to [comment:10 edumj]:
 > Replying to [comment:8 cehoyos]:
 > > Replying to [comment:7 edumj]:
 > > > I've just tested extracting subs from one DVD with Subrip.exe (with
 OCR) and I can choose between Unicode Little Endian or ANSI (no UTF-8).
 Even it says it must be Unicode because of special characters, but with
 ANSI it seems Ok.
 > >
 > > Does Suprip.exe write a BOM or not?
 > Subrip.exe doesn't seem to write UTF-8, and AFAIK BOM is only for UTF,
 so the answer is not.

 Is there no option to force utf-8?

 > Anyway, why you ask me about Subrip.exe? It has nothing to do with this
 workflow, since I'm not ripping Dvd subs to text.

 Which other application could be the reference for srt files?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/5846#comment:12>
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