Problem with preserving subtitles when converting .mov file

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by hypersapien, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. hypersapien
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    macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hello- I have tried to find the answer to this question by searching these forums, but I'm too much of a novice to know what terminology to search for in the first place. So I apologize if this has been answered before.

    Basically, I am starting with a .mov video file which has subtitles in it and plays perfectly. I need to convert it to something iPad-friendly, but every method I have tried results in either a video with no subtitles, or a video with ONLY subtitles. I have tried using quicktime pro to export "to Apple TV", and I have also used the Handbrake GUI and the following terminal prompt for handbrake:

    Some of the threads I've found regarding subtitles mention using MKVtools, which I have downloaded, but don't understand how to use.

    So any help would be appreciated. I have converted dozens of .mov files with subtitles in the past with no problems, I just cant figure out what is different about this particular file...

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