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Windows 7: How do I convert .mkv with subtitles to .mp4?

19 Jan 2011   #11
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
Get your mkv embedded with the subtitles and then convert it to MP4. This may be a possible solution. ( I make my mkv files from BDs with DVD Fab and with subtitles directly rendered on to the video.)
You can mux in hard subtitles, but they then become part of the frame instead of a "track". MPEG4 doesn't allow for "soft" (track) subtitles. MKV, MPEG2, AVI do.


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19 Jan 2011   #12
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes. More often than not we need only one subtitle and when it is a foreign language film we don't mind the subtitle being part of the frame and always on.
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19 Jan 2011   #13
Nate111

Windows 7 x64 home
 
 
Good news!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you do not succeed, try Format Factory. The subtitle settings are on the bottom of Output settings on the second page (after you selected e.g. Avi and added your file). Click on the individual items of Additional Subtitle and you can roll down the options on the right. That program works real well.
Ok good news. I got the .mkv to be converted to a .avi with the subtitles using Format Factory. The only downside is that the text of the subtitles has a random font size.... and that result was with the default setings for the subtitles. so I'm currently reformatting the .mkv but with the subtitle text size to a new size, rather that just default. so lets see what happens in a bit.
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19 Jan 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good Nate. I hope it will come out to your liking this time.
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19 Jan 2011   #15
Nate111

Windows 7 x64 home
 
 

Ok so after setting the subtitle text size to 3 (4 being the default) the resulting .mp4 file (rather than .avi like the fist time) had subtitles with consistent text size! so I have succefully reformatted a .mkv to a .mp4 file.
thank you everyone for your help.

nate111
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19 Jan 2011   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Cool. Confirms that Format Factory is good to keep around.
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19 Jan 2011   #17
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Why convert at all?
If you just want to move from MKV to MP4, just use MKV merge to Demux all tracks.

Then, use MP4box or a MP4box GUI such as YAMB, to re-mux the Audio, Video, Subs into a MP4 conatiner.

No recoding needed, and takes about 2 minutes.
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19 Jan 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Why convert at all?
If you just want to move from MKV to MP4, just use MKV merge to Demux all tracks.

Then, use MP4 or a MP4box GUI such as YAMB, to re-mux the Audio, Video, Subs into a MP4 conatiner.

No recoding needed, and takes about 2 minutes.
I wonder what would happen if you just changed the filetype. Works for some filetypes.
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19 Jan 2011   #19
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No idea, never tried it.

Be intersted in knowing though, for curiosty sake if nothing else.
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19 Jan 2011   #20
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Why convert at all?
If you just want to move from MKV to MP4, just use MKV merge to Demux all tracks.

Then, use MP4 or a MP4box GUI such as YAMB, to re-mux the Audio, Video, Subs into a MP4 conatiner.

No recoding needed, and takes about 2 minutes.
I wonder what would happen if you just changed the filetype. Works for some filetypes.
Tried it. No go. MPC or VLC (may) be able to play it but at best it's hit/miss.
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