Easy Question hard answer? ATV-subtitles

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Cordeiro, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Cordeiro macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008
    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.

  2. mowogg macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2004
    San Gabriel, CA
    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.
  3. stomer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    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 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. 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.
  4. a104375 macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2007
    Matamoras, PA
    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:
  5. stomer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    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.

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