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I want to burn an srt file into a mp4 video. To make the subtitles perfectly visible, I want the subtitle text to be yellow on a brownish semi-transparent background.

I know that there are some GUI tools like Arista Transcoder but it does not allow color manipulation. I also know that ffmpeg make these manipulations possible but the gazillion flags on the docs are over the top of my head.

So I appreciate a ready made ffmpeg command to do so.

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See the answer to How to Add Font size and color in subtitles in ffmpeg video filter?. Please do not ask the same question on multiple Stack Exchange sites. –  LordNeckbeard Jun 17 '14 at 16:32

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