VirtualDub MSU Subtitle Remover

MSU Graphics & Media Lab (Video Group)

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Project, ideas: Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin
Version 1.2 (MSU Subtitle&Logo Remover): Dmitriy Kulikov
Version 2.0b (MSU Subtitle Remover): Dmitriy Kulikov, Sergey Putilin
Version 3.0beta2 (MSU Subtitle Remover): Dmitriy Kulikov, Sergey Putilin, Yuriy Berdnikov

New version of filter for LOGO removal is here MSU Logo Remover

This filter is a plugin for VirtualDub (Free!)

New MSU Subtitle Remover 3.0 beta2 is available! Download filter now Unpack this file in VirtualDub "Plugins" folder.

Please read User Manual before E-Mailing us

What`s new in 3.0 beta2?

  • Fixed bug with "upside-down detection areas"(Thanks for your feedback!)
  • Fixed minor bugs with highly compressed video
  • New processing mode - single pass, no temporary files. Filter became more user-friendly

What`s new in 3.0 beta?

  • New detection algorithm - works up to 2 times faster with less memory usage and better quality
  • Improved removing algorithm

Main filter ideas:

  • Static subtitles - text doesn`t move for some time
  • 2-Pass or single-pass mode - Detection and removing
  • Possibility of external mask editing
  • Two subtitle removing methods
  • Blur (Spatial extrapolation)
  • Motion compensation for correct subtitle area filling (Effect of objects "crawling" over the subtitles)


See filter User's Guide for more details



`Cutted` sequence, 10th frame after subtitle appearing, fast linear camera motion

`House M.D.` sequence, 12th frame after subtitle appearing, scene change

`Friends` sequence, 17th frame after subtitle appearing, camera shaking and slow motion

`Anime3` sequence, 17th frame after subtitle appearing, high camera shaking

Speed tests

Окно настроек
Speed comparsion of different versions. Measured on AMD Athlon 2200+

Version history

  • 3.0 beta2 - Bugfixes, new single-pass processing mode
  • 3.0 beta - Filter completely redesigned: new detection algorithm, improved removing algorithm
  • 2.2 - 2.2 - fixed bug with VirtualDub crashing
  • 2.1 - fixed bug with selecting color for subtitles
  • 2.0 - first version of new algorithm

  • Download

    For common questions about filter's work and other issues about it please contact us
    For commercial license of this filter (commercial usage is not free) please contact us

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    Last updated: 12-May-2022

    Server size: 8069 files, 1215Mb (Server statistics)

    Project updated by
    Server Team and MSU Video Group

    Project sponsored by YUVsoft Corp.

    Project supported by MSU Graphics & Media Lab