To display the preferences window, use the "Preferences" item in the "Subs Factory" menu." Preferences have two tabs: the "Time" tab, and the "Constraints" tab. Each tab is accessible by clicking on its icon on the toolbar.

Time preferences

This part concerns alll the time-related preferences. Hereunder, the preferences window while displaying this tab.

The first setting allows to choose the way time is displayed in Subs Factory. Every timing and duration will then be displayed this way, and this format must then be used to type in a duration or timing in a text field.

The time format is described in the dropdown menu with letters. Every letter corresponds to a digit : h for an hour digit, m for minutes, s for seconds, and f for frames. This is also reminded besides the dropdown menu. For example, the default format is hh:mm:ss,µµµ. Hence, 01:22:37,500 will represent a duration or a timing of one hour, twenty two minutes, thirty seven minutes and five hundred milliseconds.

This time format is only used for Subs Factory user interface. When it comes to exporting to .srt or .sub file, the appropriate format is used, automatically. For example, .srt format always uses hh:mm:ss,µµµ.

The second setting allows to choose the framerate (ie. the number of frames per second). This value is used for two things :

The third setting allows to choose how much time to go back when clicking the button in the "Controls" palette (or in the corresponding menu), as well as how much time to go forward when clicking the button.

Constraints preferences

This tab allows to choose the default constraints, ie. the constraints that are used when they are not overloaded with file-specific ones. Hereunder, the preferences window displaying this tab.

The table works the same way as the table that allows to set the file-specific constraints.

Check out the chapter about constraints to learn more about them.

The "Reset to Defaults" button allows to reinitialize these constraints to the ones recommended by Subs Factory.