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How can I force a subtitle track to be set as active on an MP4 video?

I'm converting .mkv's to mp4 and it's working, however the issue is that when I open the .mp4, the subtitle track is disabled by default. I have to manually select it as such: How can I make it so ...
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How to copy SRT subtitles and all subtitles using “-map 0:s -c copy” in FFmpeg?

Will -map 0:s -c copy, copy the forced SRT subtitles and all the subtitles? Or will (-c:s copy) do the job? All I’m doing is taking the video from making an MKV and copying the video, changing the ...
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ffprobe OCR of a subtitle stream

I have some video files containing HDMV PGS subtitles, and I need to convert them to subrip (or other text subtitles). I know that I can ffmpeg demux the video file to extract .sup and on the fly ...
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adding subtitles filter without changing video codec

I have a proress 4444xq video that I need to burn some subtitles in. The subtitles are in the .ass format (advanced substation alpha). I want to burn the subtitles but keep the video in prores 4444xq (...
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FFMPEG: boost video volume but preserve subtitles

Using as input video files that contain subtitle streams, currently I use this command to boost volume while copying video: ffmpeg -i input_file -vcodec copy -af "volume=10.0dB" ...
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How to I use MKVmerge to add sbtitles to MKV but disable all of them

I came across mkvmerger.bat on this site and it works really well for me (How to mkvmerge all videos and subtitles with the same file name) BUT It seems to set the last subtitle file as the default (...
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FFmpeg: Trying to convert .smi to .srt but getting a decoding error

I'm using FFmpeg inside a Python script: for filename in os.listdir(): if (filename.endswith(".smi")): #or .avi, .mpeg, whatever. name_only = re.sub(r'(.*).smi', r'\1', filename) ...
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Subtitle insertion in existing HLS stream

I have pre existing HLS stream and we want to add subtitles to the stream. We have subtitles in WebVTT format available. How can we add the subtitles in the existing HLS stream? Is it feasible with ...
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FFMpeg Softsub ass to mp4 using custom font

Requirement I'm trying to add an ass subtitle file to a mp4 video. I want the text to use system/custom fonts and have a certain position. My test This is an example of my ass file: [Script Info] ...
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How to convert audio/video file to SRT?

I want to convert audio/video file to SRT. I've tried these commands: ffmpeg -i sample.mp4 sample.srt ffmpeg -threads 4 -i sample.mp4 -vn -an -codec:s:0.2 srt sample.srt But then I learned that it ...
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How to convert text-based subtitles to image-based subtitles?

I want to convert an ass type subtitle track into a dvd_subtitle type track. I know I can't simply ask ffmpeg to convert it with -c:s dvd_subtitle, but there must be another simple way, since video ...
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VLC Subtitles are cut off/looping around?

I have a .mkv file with .srt subtitles. For some reason, sometimes the last letter of the top row of subtitles gets cut in half, and the half that gets cut off appears at the front of the sentence? ...
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Can I make VLC to show English subtitles if the language is not English except when it is Russian?

The title says it all. Can I make VLC to show English subtitles if the language is not English except when it is Russian? I like foreign TV series, e.g. French, German, Spanish and Portuguese (sorry, ...
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How to hard code / embed subtitles of videos inside a folder with FFMPEG

Lets say I have folder A with lots of videos that have TX3G subtitles Some videos don't have any subtitles So I need a windows command to process all videos inside this folder and embed / hard code ...
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Batch file to recursively mux .mp4 and .srt from different folders

There is a new trend in torrents to release TV and Movies as x265 .mp4 with .srt subs in a separate folder, following this folder structure: Season1\title1.mp4 Season1\title2.mp4 Season1\title3.mp4 ...
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Extracting QuickTime mov_text subtitles with ffmpeg

I have a .mov file that has mov_text-formatted subtitle tracks that were created using the old (now deprecated) QuickTime 7 Pro's "Text Track" feature. This is what ffmpeg -i myfile.mov ...
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Extracting DVB_subtitles with ffmpeg fails with empty file / nothing encoded

These are the streams contained: Stream #0:0[0x247]: Video: mpeg2video (Main) ([2][0][0][0] / 0x0002), yuv420p(tv, top first), 720x576 [SAR 64:45 DAR 16:9], 25 fps, 25 tbr, 90k tbn, 50 tbc Stream #...
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ffmpeg adding subtitles with options

Hi I'm having trouble adding options to subtitles: I can only add 1 attribute. ffmpeg -i "video.mp4" -vf 'subtitles=subtitles.srt:force_style=Fontname=Z003,PrimaryColour=&HCCFF0000' -y &...
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Use ffmpeg to convert .mkv to .mp4 while retaining hard-embedded subs

I'm trying to convert an mkv video into mp4 while keeping the hard-embedded subs. Extra information is below - does anyone know which command I should use to make this work? So far I've tried these ...
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Final Cut Pro subtitle coordinates are not as expected when the project is vertical

For landscape video Create a project with 1920x1080 resolution Add a 1920x1080 resolution image and add a subtitle by pressing control+T Let's take a look when the subtitle on these four positions ...
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how to embed RTL subtitles in a video (hebrew, arabic, ...) with the correct language directionality?

I try to hard-code subtitles in a video, by re-encoding the video with the subtitles as graphics (and NOT as an additional stream). The subtitles are in Hebrew / Arabic. (All texts are UTF-8 encoded. ...
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FFMpeg - cutting video with hdmv_pgs_subtitle

Can I successfully trim a subtitle video in this format? I am getting errors like below and there are no subtitles in the output file (i.e. not showing up on playback)? Input #0, mpegts, from '...
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Duplicate Overlay of Subtitles after Ripping DVD

I have been using the method of Media->Convert/Save, Edit Selected Profile, then under the 'Subtitles' header, checking both the 'Subtitles' box and also the 'Overlay subtitles on the video' box. ...
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Removal of select subtitle tracks and audio tracks from mkv file in batch

My problem is that I have 2 subtitle tracks, one is named "English signs and songs" and another is called "English full". I also have English and Japanese audio tracks (dual audio)....
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ffmpeg: mkv to mp4 with subtitles hardcoded

I don't understand something. I'm trying this: ffmpeg -i input.mkv -map 0:0 -map 0:2 -map 0:3 -vf subtitles=input.mkv output.mp4 But I have this error: Automatic encoder selection failed for output ...
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ffmpeg subtitles filter input pad error

What am I doing wrong? I'm trying to make this work for a couple of hours now. I know it has something to do with the subtitles filter but couldn't figure it out. If I run a sample command, such as ...
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How can I retime subtitles?

It's well known that 23.976fps video is actually 24fps (film or digital cinema) slowed by 0.1%. I'm currently recasting 23.976fps video as 24fps via 'settb=expr=1/24,setpts=expr=N' while ...
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Subtitles misaligned/missing when cutting video using ffmpeg

TL;DR: After cutting a video with ffmpeg, subtitles are invisible in VLC player even though there is a subtitle stream. I have an MP4 file of a TV recording of a movie and I want to cut off the parts ...
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Why are subtitles not showing in SMPlayer?

My OS is ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I am using SMPlayer 19.10.2. Randomly some videos do not display subtitles, gives no error when loading subtitle file… Recently, one of the videos that should display ...
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filmora - how to set titles with large enough background color

filmora 10.1.20 Titles - Lower 3rds - Lower Third 1 If I write (for example) - lorem ipsum - it's ok If I write - lorem ipsum dolor sit amet adendum... - there is not enough space I tried to customize ...
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FFmpeg: Issues muxing/copying ASS subtitle streams from one MKV source with another MKV, causes 33secs of missing subtitle at the beginning

Hey first time posting, But I really tried to look all around for a solution, even tried a couple of options that worked for me before for a similar issue with WebVTT from another solution [here]. ...
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ffmpeg Disable default subtitle

I have many mkv files where I need to choose the audio / subtitle streams and set the favorite as default: ffmpeg.exe -y -i originale_ridotto.mkv -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map 0:2 -map 0:5 -disposition:a:1 -...
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How do I copy a specific subtitle track, by language, with FFmpeg?

I have a video file with 30+ subtitles from which I want to save only the English subtitle track. Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'Galaxy.mkv': Metadata: title : Galaxy.720p.WEBRip.x264-...
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How can I eliminate overlapping subtitles in VLC media player?

I am trying to watch a video with subtitles in VLC media player. But subtitles are overlapping making them difficult to read. How can I fix this? : PS: video file is .mp4, subtitles file is .srt.
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Is there a way to download the auto generated subtitles of videos in a private / public YouTube playlist?

I found this cool Reddit link here which basically does what the title says, but this stuff felt a bit confusing to me. Can somebody please suggest if there's a better way to download the ...
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Change the speed of subtitles in an srt file

I have a set of videos that were recorded at 25 fps. That was the original speed of the video and I want to keep it that way. The video and audio work fine. I have a corresponding set of subtitle ...
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How to Batch Merge Identically-Named Subtitles and Audio Files Into a .MKV File

I am very unfamiliar with how batch processing with MKVToolNix (I just barely know how to save a .bat file and make it use MKVToolNix), so forgive me if this is obvious. I found an answer here (Batch ...
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ffmpeg: adding subtitles (.srt) to MKV only adds first subtitle frame

I am trying to add a separate .srt file to an existing MKV container using ffmpeg: > ffmpeg -i 'input.mkv' -fix_sub_duration -i 'subtitles.srt' -map 0 -c copy -map 1 -c:s:1 srt 'output.mkv' I am ...
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How can I fix Error: "No usable fontconfig configuration file found, using fallback." in a WIN10 when I try hardsub a SRT in a MP4?

I trying to burn a subtitle on video but no way to get this. Already create a bin fonts\fonts.conf in everywhere but seems not working right. But the same code works on another computer. Someone can ...
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Convert auto generated subtitle to srt format with youtube-dl

I want to download generated subtitle from youtube and convert it to srt format using command youtube-dl --write-auto-sub --sub-lang en --convert-subs=srt --skip-download <URL> it just output ....
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Move .ass subtitles below the video

I am watching a show in 1920x960 format on my 1920x1080 screen in VLC player, with subtitles coming from an .ass file. This is what it looks like: I would like to move the subtitles into the black ...
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How do you open multiple videos with multiple subtitles in VLC from command-line?

Usually, you can use this command to open a video with a subtitle in VLC, if it isn't detected automatically: vlc.exe path_to_video.mp4 --sub-file path_to_sub.srt But I want to open multiple videos, ...
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Which text file encoding should i use to be compatible between Windows and Linux?

If i want text file (in this case .srt subtitle file) or just plain text file with various characters including ěščřžýáíéůú (WINDOWS-1250) in general to be working well both on Windows and Linux, ...
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Why is FFmpeg suddenly throwing “Segmentation fault: 11” errors and creating output files with only “ftypisomisomiso2avc1mp4freemdat” as content?

I am running FFmpeg version 4.3.1 — as installed via Homebrew — on macOS Catalina (10.15.7). And this morning I was running a standard FFmpeg command to I use merge MP4 and SRT subtitles: ffmpeg -y -i ...
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How to OCR the hardcoded Korean subtitles from a movie?

I got a Chinese movie called "Xin li zui (2017)" with Korean subtitles, burned into it. Or, 'hardcoded'. Now, with an French, Spanish or English subbed movie or just any movie which uses the ...
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resize/change aspect ratio of PGS subtitles with ffmpeg

i have some blu-ray rips that i have re-encoded. they were letterboxed and so now have resolutions of 1920x816, 1920x804, etc. and this has caused some issues with the subtitles. in some video players ...
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Using mkvmerge to Merge Subtitle Tracks

I am looking for a way to merge two MKV files, each with an embedded subtitle track, into one where the subtitle tracks merge properly and in order. Right now I get two separate subtitle tracks, and ...
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I would like to re-pack MKV files while keeping ALL subtitles

I have been using MakeMKV to rip DVDs to my hard drive. This program works OK, but produces very inefficient files. Resulting video files from Blu-Rays are typically 35GB or more. I would like to use ...
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VLC Media player won't play video when I add subtitles

I am currently trying to play a video file on VLC Media Player. The video file is from an episode of a TV show, and it doesn't come with subtitles. When I play the video on VLC Media Player by simply ...
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cannot see subtitles in vlc

version: 3.0.11 vetinari (not quite sure what the means) os: zorin ult 15 (ubuntu based) these are the files $ tree . ├── Another 12.mkv └── [ReinWeiss] Another - 12 [1080p CR-Modified].ass the files ...
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