Encode with subtitles

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  1. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    So background...I have the Star Wars Saga on Blu ray. Like the "new" remastered one. My friend does too and he has a blu ray ripper so he gave me the digital files for my Apple TV setup.

    Now my girlfriend has a hearing impairment so she needs subtitles in order to fully understand movies. She hasn't seen Star Wars so Im going to watch it with her. I want to encode the .MKV files he gave as .MP4 for the Apple TV and I want to add soft subtitles. The subtitles are already in the .MKV files, but in Handbrake I can't figure out how to make them soft and not forced. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks everyone!
     
  2. mic j macrumors 68030

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    Use Subler to add a subtitles track (.srt) to the mp4. I have found it much easier to pull the subtitles (and I'm not sure but you may be wanting closed caption not subtitles in your situation) from an internet source like subscene.com that pulling from an mkv.
     
  3. jmerrilljr macrumors newbie

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    Try this: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/39246/mp4tools. The whole process takes minutes.
     
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Well, open the mkv in subler and save it as mp4 file. Subler will take care of subtitles. Even if they are BD/DVD bitmap subs, subler can ocr them into text. Then export the subtitle track from subler as srt file.
    Or you can visit subtitleseeker.com and find srt files readymade.
     
  5. nunes013 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    HUGE thanks to both of you!!! Im going to try it today!
     
  6. nunes013 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I found subtitles online for the movie but its pain to offset them. So I was looking to pull the subtitles in the current rip to add into the .MP4 but Im going to try everything in this thread thanks!!!
     
  7. mic j macrumors 68030

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    You make a good point. I remember having to do that. I would add them. Time the offset with my phone timer. Then go back into Subler to adjust them. Also, there were only a couple of my movies I needed to do that with. In your situation, you'll be doing a lot more movies that I ever did.
     
  8. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    There's an app for that :D
    It's called iSubtitle. From the spec:
    http://www.bitfield.se/isubtitle/
    And, instead of setting them off in Subler, i tend to permanently move the time in the Jubler app.
    Jubler is also invaluable for changing character encoding, file format or even recoding subs from one framerate to another.
     

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