Importing .srt file, incomplete text

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Sep 28, 2017 Sep 28, 2017

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I've got a bunch of .srt files generating by a translator into Chinese...after some struggle and learning on this forum, we figured out that the files had to be encoded in UTF-16 in order for the Chinese characters to show up in Premiere. But now, when we import the .srt, we're only getting roughly half the text. When I look at the .srt in text edit, all the text is there, including the Chinese characters. But in Premiere, it's only coming in half the length. This is reflected in the running time of the file as well. Everything is still synced properly with the video, but the words just abruptly stop about midway through. Anyone know what's going on? What the solution might be?

Thanks,

Arne

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Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018

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Could you please reference where you learned the file needed to be encoded UTF-16?

MissionPictures  wrote

...after some struggle and learning on this forum, we figured out that the files had to be encoded in UTF-16 in order for the Chinese characters to show up in Premiere. ...

I would like to document this for a research project I am on.

Thank you,

Chad Stuart

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Apr 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018

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Hello,

In this link you can browse and find all Unicode list of characters: https://unicode-table.com/en/47D0/

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Apr 16, 2018 Apr 16, 2018

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Well, my problem is just that, the import goes incomplete.

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Apr 06, 2018 Apr 06, 2018

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I have the same problem, I still can not solve.

Wictor

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Oct 02, 2018 Oct 02, 2018

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On top of ALL the other subtitle problems I am having (TONS OF WORK LOST BECAUSE OF SUBTITLE BUGS!!!!!!!!!!! (Rant) ), I am now having THIS problem too.

Absolutely unbelievable.  Adobe, you're QA and/or product owners are pathetic.  I am not even going to waste time ranting anymore.  I will say this though, I will NEVER in my life be touching Premiere Pro for any of my professional video work again.  Ever.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 02, 2018 Oct 02, 2018

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Some users have found this issue if there is a flaw in the .srt file I think at the point the text stops.

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Sep 16, 2019 Sep 16, 2019

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That was exactly it! Three of the in and out points had exactly the same timecode so I changed them that all of the subs had some time to shine.

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New Here ,
Dec 01, 2020 Dec 01, 2020

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Reading your tips on fixing importing incomplete SRT-files, I cleaned up my problem file: deleted extra enters and changed overlapping time codes. The duration of the file did become slighty longer when imported in Premiere Pro, but I still havent managed to import the complete subtitles. Would you perhaps know why Premiere won't import my whole file? (https://www.dropbox.com/s/upmvium5cubcuvi/Interview%20Anne%20Seghersversie%204-en-US.srt?dl=0)

 

p.s. I'm using version 13.1.5

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 01, 2020 Dec 01, 2020

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Caption 217 has a bad start timecode; it should have only 3 digits (milliseconds). Based on the previous timecode, it should probably be 435.

 

So, instead of: 00:13:56,4350 --> 00:13:59,380

 

00:13:56,435 --> 00:13:59,380

 

This imports to PR. But the timecodes aren't right, probably because I have the wrong time settings when I import.

 

Stan

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2019 Nov 07, 2019

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I had the exact same issue, the Chinese turned into too many lines/characters for Premiere to handle.
I manually changed the text file so the .srt was split when there was more than two lines of characters.
This did the job for me.

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