Error Code:

TimedText-TimestampWentBackwards (Caption Time Backwards Error)

Error Message:

Time stamp 00:21:25.2000000 precedes 00:21:26.7010000

Definition:

The time stamps do not appear in sequential order. In the example below you can see that event #2 attempts to start before the end of event #1 (see red timecodes)

#1
00:21:21,467 --> 00:21:26,701
Give a man a fish. Feed him for a day.

#2
00:21:25,200 --> 00:20:29,501
Don’t teach a man to fish and feed yourself.

#3
00:21:32,200 --> 00:21:36,033
He’s a grown man. Fishing’s not that hard.

Solution:

Open the file in your subtitling software. Most will flag this error upon import. Once the affected events are located, retime them to ensure the timecodes do not go backwards.

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