Converting AVI to DV with separate subtitle track

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dgarmaise, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. dgarmaise macrumors member

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    I have some movie footage in AVI format, and a separate subtitle track in SRT format. I am able to watch the footage, with subtitles, in VLC. I would like to convert the footage, with subtitles, to DV format. I don't seem to be able to do that using MPEG-2 Streamclip, as it does not seem to recognize the SRT file. Is there another way to do this? Thanks
     
  2. dgarmaise thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried with ffmpegx

    I tried doing it with ffmpegx. I loaded the AVI file in Source format: From. I loaded the subtitle file in Filters: Load subs. I selected DV as the target format. The file was converted but minus the subtitles. I tried a second time, this time taking all spaces out of the file name of the subtitle file. Same result. I tried converting to DVD-ffmpeg instead of DV. Same result. Help!
     
  3. dgarmaise thread starter macrumors member

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    Solved

    Seems I am having a conversation with myself! I stumbled on the solution: Using ffmpregx, convert the AVI file to AVI XVID mencoder format, adding the subtitle track of course.
     
  4. Fox 8991 macrumors newbie

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    i'm having problem with the subtitles as well, I need to get the main subtitle track that plays automatically when characters are speaking a different language but i don't know how to go about getting it. I used MTR to rip the movie and am not sure what subtitle track would be the right one i'm looking for. Then even if I got that far I don't know what format to change it to so that i could burn onto a dvd and watch on my dvd player.
     
  5. dgarmaise thread starter macrumors member

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    To Fox 8991: I don't have the answer. I think the subtitles you are referring to are called "embedded subtitles." I had problems with this once, and did a bit of research. I think I was told that usually the embedded subtitles are part of the same video files that contain the movie; and that when this is not the case, it is difficult to find them separately. I am not entirely sure if I am recollecting correctly. Try doing a Google search for "embedded subtitles."

    I do recall that when I took an extract from a movie that had embedded subtitles, the subtitles did not appear on certain DVD player software programmes (on my computer) but DID appear when I played the extract on the DVD player hooked up to my TV.
     

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