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Cordeiro
Jul 8, 2008, 03:47 PM
Anyone can help with a solution for adding subtitles to a film or tv show downloaded in Itunes Store?
I can find easily subtitles sources (.srt) for English or any other languages but I don't know how to merge them to the mp4 or m4v file...

if Steve Jobs was deaf Itunes would have all movies with subtitles.

Thx



mowogg
Jul 8, 2008, 04:25 PM
That's an excellent question, and I'm sorry I don't have a definitive answer. Isn't there a subtitle (caption) on/off option on the AppleTV? Have you tried that?
I have used an application called Submerge to add subtitles, but I doubt very much it would work with the DRM'd files from iTunes, but you could give it a try.
Sorry I can't be of more help.

stomer
Jul 8, 2008, 04:41 PM
Unfortunately, :apple:TV still doesn't support subtitles. So even if you do manage to add subtitles to your MP4s, :apple:TV wont show them.

There is an app called Muxo (http://forum.entropicgarden.com) that will import SRT files into your MP4s. This allows subtitles to be displayed in iTunes, Quicktime, and the iPhone.

Alternatively, there's a program called Submerge (http://www.bitfield.se/submerge/). It converts the subtitle text into a series of PNG images, and adds them to your MP4s. The good thing is that this works on everything, but the bad side is that it's a bit of a hack and you can't turn them off.

a104375
Jul 8, 2008, 05:02 PM
Alternatively, there's a program called Submerge (http://www.bitfield.se/submerge/). It converts the subtitle text into a series of PNG images, and adds them to your MP4s. The good thing is that this works on everything, but the bad side is that it's a bit of a hack and you can't turn them off.

one thing to remember if you do go this way make sure u put the subtitles on a copy rather than the original. wouldnt want to buy the movie again just because you messed it up putting subtitles on it.:eek:

stomer
Jul 9, 2008, 02:05 AM
one thing to remember if you do go this way make sure u put the subtitles on a copy rather than the original. wouldnt want to buy the movie again just because you messed it up putting subtitles on it.:eek:
Actually, the subtitles created by Submerge are easily removed. If you have Quicktime Pro, you can just delete them, and your movie will be as it was before.