Monday, January 7, 2008

Subtitle Edit


Subtitle Edit (SE) is an editor for movie subtitles - a subtitle editor.With SE you can easily adjust the start time of the subtitle if it is out of sync with the movie.

For a full list of features see below.SE is written in Delphi and full source is included:-)

Thanks to Antti Kirjavainen for adding Subrip 'Fime fix', 'Number fix', 'Character fix', and 'Go to line' :)The spell checking is build on the TJanSpeller component by Jan Verhoeven.

Download Subtitle Edit 1.8 here.

  • VISUALLY sync/adjust (start pos and speed) a subtitle.
  • Export to/import from html (for online translation)
  • Visual translation helper
  • Adjust all subtitle times
  • Adjust display time
  • Remove text for hear impaired
  • Convert between MicroDVD, SubRib, Substation Alpha, SAMI, and more
  • Fix line numbering, casing, spaces, long lines, and invalid display time
  • Split / append subtitles
  • Spell checker: English and Danish included. Dutch dictionary exists in the TJanSpeller zip file

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

How to find the best wi-fi channel

Also read How to find a better wi-fi channel (again) [Feb 2013].

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Download and install NetStumbler, best to run when your neighbours are using their wireless routers. The best channel to choose for your wi-fi network would be the one that's not used by any other network and that gives you the best SNR. Choosing the best channel may not improve transfer speeds, but will give you a better wi-fi connection and less connection drops.

If the next day you find the signal drops or it starts disconnecting, that usually shows that another neighbouring wi-fi network popped up and you'll need to redo the process and find another channel. Only hope is that your neighbours are normal folks and they don't start switching channels as well :-) Some routers have an option to choose a clear channel, you could try that (on my 3Com wi-fi router the channel drop-down has a "Clear Channel Select" option).

ASUS R2H: Don't set the router to channels 12 and above as the R2H driver doesn't support those, even if you are living in Europe. Usually there is a driver property that sets the region (certain channels are allowed in certain regions, see here for details), but not on R2H.

Update March 1st, 2009:

As NetStumbler may not work on Vista you can use Vistumbler or inSSIder to track signal strength.