okay, so i know for a fact that the subtitles worked on the .ogm/.mkv files BEFORE installing: LameACM VirtualDubMod Alltoavi 3.0.0 R2 VobSub 2.23 as you see I was trying to convert them into avi w/subtitles so i could burn them. i had succeeded in splitting a file into .srt and .avi but i hadn't yet figured out how to hardcode them so i could burn them. but there are also files that i didn't plan on burning. and now when the video plays back i no longer have subtitles on any of the .ogm or .mkv files. my question is, which, if any, of the programs is causing this? and how do i make the subtitles work again? i tried uninstalling the programs but nothing works. any help appreciated. thanks. on a side note, is there anyway easier to do that .ogm to avi conversion and add subtitles? the process i'm trying now is so tedious...*sigh and the syncing is slightly off in alltoavi. yea, i know, there are plenty of threads here addressing that. and i do have the CCCP installed, but that's never given me problems before anyway.