Fix timing format



  • hello everyone
    i woud like to ask if somone help me about this situation
    i need to fix subtitle timing format i open the file with notepad++
    and it was like this
    1
    00:01:19747 --> 00:01:21624

    • bla bla

    2
    00:01:35596 --> 00:01:37890

      • bla bla

    3
    00:01:57368 --> 00:01:59995

    • bla bla

    4
    00:02:01872 --> 00:02:03874

    • bla bla

    5
    00:02:15845 --> 00:02:19390

    • bla bla

    6
    00:02:23143 --> 00:02:25020
    bla bla

    but in fact the right timing will be like this :

    1
    00:01:19,747 --> 00:01:21,624

    • bla bla

    2
    00:01:35,596 --> 00:01:37,890

      • bla bla

    3
    00:01:57,368 --> 00:01:59,995

    • bla bla

    4
    00:02:01,872 --> 00:02:03,874

    • bla bla

    5
    00:02:15,845 --> 00:02:19,390

    • bla bla

    6
    00:02:23,143 --> 00:02:25,020
    bla bla

    the problem in time format ( , )
    is there any way to add ( , ) afters second number by fast way because its more than 5000 lines so i cant change one by one



  • @Mohammed-Fouad said in Fix timing format:

    is there any way to add ( , ) afters second number

    Yes, Notepad++ has regular expression (regex) search and replace, which makes that easy to do.

    FIND WHAT = (:\d\d)(\d\d\d)
    REPLACE WITH = $1,$2
    SEARCH MODE = regular expresion

    The find expression defines two groups – the first has a colon and two digits; the second is three digits. Those values are stored and you can refer to them in the replacement expression using the $1 and $2. Since you want a comma between the first group and the second, that’s what you say.

    There are actually a lot of ways to do it. Getting fancier, with quantifiers to define how many digits before and after, and with using lookbehind and lookahead, you can make the match more complicated but the replacement much simpler:
    FIND WHAT = (?<=:\d{2})(?=\d{3})
    REPLACE WITH = ,
    SEARCH MODE = regular expression
    (This works because the combo of the lookbehind and lookahead means the match is technically 0 characters wide, just between the second and third digit, so you are “replacing” those 0 characters with the single , character.)

    More generic advice, including links to docs, and hints for asking questions better here (you did a good job, with showing us before and after data, so thanks; I just paste this generic advice for most of my answers to first-time search/replace questions.)

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  • @PeterJones said in Fix timing format:

    $1,$2
    thanks so much you save my day
    its working with me good


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