Question about converting MKV to MP4 with Subtitles

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Rx3alpha, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Rx3alpha macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to convert some anime videos that I have under the MKV format to MP4 so that I can watch it on my ipad2. I used iSkysoft video converter to convert a video and the sound + video qualities are great, but the subtitles disappeared. Does anyone know a method or software to convert the MKV files without losing the subtitles?
     
  2. shebalord macrumors newbie

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  3. Rx3alpha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay I think I found a solution. MKVtools seem to work pretty well in that it is able to "burn" the subtitles onto the video during conversion.
     
  4. Plx32 macrumors member

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    Subler is a also a great way to achieve this without even re-encoding anything.

    It will extract the h264 video from the mkv, extract aac audio (or re-encode ac3 audio if necessary) and add soft subtitles from a srt file, and mux everything to mp4 ipad-ready file.

    Video quality as a result is excellent.
    Subtitles can be activated or de-activated (soft subtitles)

    The only issue is that soft subtitles are incredibly small on iPad, when they are ok on iPhone.

    It's a bug with iPad, and so far Apple doesn't seem to care...
     
  5. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    Airvideo converts MKV to M4P files. It even lets you pick a font for the subtitles.
     

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