m4v with subs wont play in itunes?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by heliocentric, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. heliocentric Guest

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    i added subs to a m4v with subler and it plays in quick time and on my apple tv...but wont play in itunes or even allow itself to be added to itunes.

    is this a known bug?

    thank you
     
  2. heliocentric thread starter Guest

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    anyone?

    seems like a serious bug with itunes...
     
  3. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    It would help if you gave us a few more details. My mp4's and m4v's with subtitles added by Subler are playing fine in iTunes, so it's hard to know the problem.
     
  4. heliocentric thread starter Guest

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    must be the particular file im using then..i shall re-encode

    also is their a way to hardcode srt into the m4v?

    thanks
     
  5. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but you'll have to re-encode the video, so it'll take much longer. Handbrake (the latest nightly builds at least) supports burning hard subs into the movie.
     
  6. heliocentric thread starter Guest

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    ok i managed to get the subs in but now when their is no speech needing the subs i get a big grey box at the bottom of tv screen where the subs are shown when their is some.

    (when played through my apple tv 2)

    its avatar and i only need subs for the navi parts...
    :rolleyes:
     
  7. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure about that. :( I'm also having trouble with a white box appearing at the bottom whenever I try to make the subtitles bigger in Subler. Otherwise they're showing up too small.

    If it's just this movie, it's probably worth it just to use Handbrake and hard sub it.
     
  8. heliocentric thread starter Guest

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    i would but handbrake doesnt find bluray subs (yet...)
     
  9. JohnRocks macrumors member

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    Couple of reason responsible for it. But I think The Apple presets are for Apple products and .m4v with embedded subtitles are not an official standard but some proprietary Apple nonsense (sorry peter I know you will probably read this and disagree
     
  10. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    What happens when you play the video in iTunes? The soft subs are not displayed? Yet somehow they do work in QTX? Maybe you should download the .srt file and remux using subler.
     
  11. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Not Peter here, but while the .m4v extension isn't official and is indeed "Apple nonsense," the actual format is just a regular mp4 container.
     

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