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Ace 7
Jun 11, 2008, 08:07 AM
I have an MKV file with various softsubs built in - but what do I have to do to get these hardsubbed into an MP4? I know they have to be re-encoded, which I tried. I demuxed the video and subs, muxed them back together into an MP4 and then tried to convert it in Visualhub - which didn't work, cus I just ended up with a converted MP4 with no subs. :confused:

Any tips?



Freelancer
Jun 11, 2008, 08:15 AM
Submerge (http://www.bitfield.se/submerge/index.html) + Perian should do it

spacepower7
Jun 11, 2008, 08:34 PM
VisualHub advance settings>force quicktime decoding

I did this for an AVI + subs > MP4

Suppose to work for MKV too

Here is a link for instructions on the Visualhub Forum

http://www.isquint.org/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=14;t=3733

Good Luck

imacdaddy
Jun 11, 2008, 10:20 PM
VisualHub advance settings>force quicktime decoding

I did this for an AVI + subs > MP4

Suppose to work for MKV too

Here is a link for instructions on the Visualhub Forum

http://www.isquint.org/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=14;t=3733

Good Luck

Thanks for this info. I never tried this way...think I'll give it a shot.

I usually open MKV with QT with Perian installed and save as "Self Contained Movie". The subs wll be hard coded in the *.mov file. I then would use VishualHub to convert MKV to MP4 to play on AppleTV.

paol
Jun 14, 2008, 10:19 AM
Using QT decoding in VH with Perian installed should get your subs. But it will take approximately ten times longer to transcode...

Therefore, I first encode it without subs, then add subs in Submerge, which takes a minute or two.