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TextSub: Style Editor

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This short guide explans the TextSub VirtualDub plugin's style editor options.



TextSub: Style Options (name, border)

The "Name" option allows you to save the current style setting as a profile for later usage. Just type in the name of the style, configure all the other options, and when you press "Apply" or "OK", the style settings will be saved under this name.

Border Style

"Outline + Shadow" will place a border around the outline of the text, and then produce a shadow for the text. The "Opaque box" option will simply draw a rectangular box as the background of the text, and then produce a shadow for it. See the screenshots below for a visual example of these two styles:

TextSub: Output+border style

Opaque box:
TextSub: Opaque box style

Outline, Shadow

These two options will specify the width/depth of the outline/shadow for the two different border styles listed above.

TextSub: Outline and Shadow


TextSub: Style Options (font, colors)

The font options allow you to specify the font to use for the displayed subtitles, as well as the character set (eg. for use in languages that do not use the English alphabet).


The "Primary" color is the color of the actual text itself. By default it is white, but you can make it any color you wish. The secondary color is used whenever there are overlapping subtitles on screen (but does not always work). The "outline" color (described above, under "Outline, Shadow") can also be changed. The "back" color is the color of the shadow. The example below uses a red primary color, green outline and yellow shadow:

TextSub: Color example

Screen Alignment

TextSub: Style options (alignment, margin)

Screen alignment allows you to specify the position of the subtitle, whether it aligns to the left on the bottom, or center on top. The example below uses a top-right alignment:

TextSub: Alignment example


In addition to using the screen alignment option, you can also manually specify the margin around the subtitles to get the exact position. For example, setting the bottom margin to 0 will place the subtitle text right at the bottom of the picture with no margin underneath the subtitle.