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how do i get subtitle files to go with my movies ?

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by nu2ad, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. nu2ad

    nu2ad Member

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    hey cyprusrom,
    it got pretty late yesterday and i thought it was really best to step away from my computer cause i was really at a point where i was about to break something.
    Uhm - okay i got the finished product (man it takes like two hours) and yup - i was able to view it just fine with VLC as well as turn on & off the subtitles (which i thought was awesome! - i never saw that before).....
    i went and downloaded Mp4Muxer in hopes of extracting the idx/subs since it was the first one you mentioned but there were'nt any instructions for it - still i ran it but just didnt know what to do from there.
    was able to get the video into it but just didnt see any options for extracrting subs, etc.,etc....
    it almost seemed to be more geared toward video and audio (not sure).
    i found this guide but wanted to ask you first about what you think since it seems to be a few years old :
    http://www.dvd-guides.com/content/view/157/59/

     
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    Did you create an MP4 or an MKV?
    For your future conversions, I would create MKVs, it is more versatile(for example you can have the original AC3 audio).
    That guide works with MkvExtract, which I think it doesn't work with MP4 files(that's why probably converting to an MKV would be better)
    In MP4Muxer, you have to choose "Demultiplex".
    In Yamb, choose "Editing"-"Extract Streams".
    However, just load the MP4 that you can play with subtitles and see if ConvertxtoDVD picks up the subs(under subtitles, you should see "1 stream". Then you might not need to extract the subs.
     
  3. nu2ad

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    it was an mp4 (by default) ....
    and i didnt even think of that - now i have to wait to get back home tonight. i was so frustrated that i deleted the file :[
    i didnt even think to check it in convertxtodvd! @*%@!!!
    feel'n a little more optimistic today - i guess cause i got away from the comp. before i really did something that i'd regret (other than deleting the file).
    ill do it over this afternoon and check it in convertxtodvd.
    "For your future conversions, I would create MKVs, it is more versatile(for example you can have the original AC3 audio)."
    can i do this with handbrake ? (convert to mkv)
    cant wait to get home.
    ill let you know how it goes!
     
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    Yes, you can, HandBrake converts to MP4 or MKV.
    What preset do you use?
    For codec, do you use H.264 or ffmpeg?
    Shouldn't have deleted the MP4. You can always extract the subtitles directly from the DVD.
     
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    all seems great cyprusrom,
    except thast the subs only seem to work up 'till about 1/2 the movie.
    i used MKV this time.
    in VLC - yes, im able to switch the subs on / off .
    everything great except that im only getting subs for the first half of the movie or so ????
    also - yes convertxtodvd is indeed seeing the sub stream !
    all good so far gonna keep playing around with it.
    i will convert all over again just to test different setting and to see if i get subs for the whole movie.
     
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    You might want to also try a different DVD.
    It has always worked for me.
    If a DVD has problems with the subtitles, you might have to manually extract them.
    You can use VSRip to extract just the subs directly frmo the DVD(simpler than creating the SRT subtitles):

    http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VSRip
     
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    OKAY ! ALL IS GOOD !
    thanks for everything cyprusrom!
     
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    Ha ! funny we must have been on at the same exact time !
    i just sent you a message cyprusrom.
    thanks for everything !
     
  9. rick5446

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    nu2ad : I'd like to know what your converting to DVD 1st
    R U RIPPING or just converting [ AVI, MKVs or even WMVs what]?
    The simplest way is to just use ConvertX
    If its an MKV ConvertX will give U selective Audio & Subtitle
    If it's an avi U can add the External Subs
    If it's a ripped DVD, anything will do...CloneDVD, DVD Fab, DVD2ONE, Rip4me, on and on and on
    HAVE U TRIED MakeMKV
     
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    It's in the first post if you read it, is DVD to MKV...
     
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    @ rick5446,
    thanks for chiming in but all is well now.
    cyprusrom stuck it out with me and i was able to get exactly what i wanted - i learned that with handbrake i can back up a DVD WITH subtitles all bundled up in the container.
    and yup convertxtodvd sees them no problem.
     

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