Softsubbed MKV Hardsubbed MP4?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Ace 7, Jun 11, 2008.

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    Ace 7

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    QT decoding

    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.
     

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