Hello, I'm new to the forums but a longtime MacRumors reader! I'm also deaf, which will become pertinent in a minute. You may or may not know that iTunes is somewhat unfriendly with distributing captioned movies/TV shows. Many of us have to rely on ripping our personal DVDs or downloading stuff to watch on our iPad or laptops. That often involves two separate files; .avi and .srt and creates complications when trying to watch. This works wonderfully on the laptop with VLC player since you can turn on subtitles. When VLC player was available for the iPad, it was glorious (until they removed subtitle support to "improve" readability then the app was yanked altogether). I have yet to find a suitable replacement since. Most movie players do not accept/display .srt formats. I did see the MPlayerHD app recently on the iPad but haven't tested it yet. A workaround would be to find some way to merge .srt and .avi into one file where it'd be "burned" on the video and thus needing the capability to turn it off/on would not be required. I've tried handbrake, submarine, and submerge. All have limited degrees of success. I'd gladly pay for software if I KNEW it worked for certain. So my question is: 1. Do you know of any software that can merge avi/srt files into one file? 2. Do you know of any apps that can accept/display .srt files on the iPad? Thanks in advance! Also feel free to email me if you'd prefer!