Let’s remember what subtitles are? It is a textual accompaniment for videos and movies. Subtitles came along with cinematography.
In the era of the Great Mute, when there was still no sound in films, subtitles were the main means for conveying actors’ dialogues.
Later, text subtitles were used as a form of dubbing, as an aid for hearing impaired people,
as well as for explanatory or additional information in films. Subtitles gained great relevance with the beginning of anime mania in the 80s of the last century, because audio dubbing is not welcomed by anime fans, and it is considered good form to watch anime with subtitles, so as not to spoil the authentic sound with dubbing.
It was anime lovers who made a great contribution to the development of the current computer subtitle formats.
Because it was in the 80s that the Amiga multimedia computers appeared, which made it possible to process digital video and work with subtitles.