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curmudgeon
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: subtitles part three (mkv files) Reply with quote

I have an mkv file with "dvd" subtitles (separate idx and sub files). I don't have much knowledge about all of this, but I do understand that these subtitles are images, and not text.

I am wondering if it is possible (and if so, how) to mux the subtitles into the mkv file (likely using ffmpeg), preferably so that they can be selected by the user (and not permanently burned in, whether wanted or not).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just use mkvmerge with you mkv and idx file. I think there is also a gui frontend comes with mkvtoolnix
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: subtitles part three (mkv files) Reply with quote

curmudgeon wrote:
I have an mkv file with "dvd" subtitles (separate idx and sub files). I don't have much knowledge about all of this, but I do understand that these subtitles are images, and not text.


For the record, they're called VOBSUB -- http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=VOBsub

And yah, mkvmerge can suck them right in. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hephooey wrote:
Just use mkvmerge with you mkv and idx file. I think there is also a gui frontend comes with mkvtoolnix


Right on both counts. The GUI is 'mmg'.

The whole package is very well maintained (upstream) and stable. You shouldn't have any problems, but post here if you do.
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