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

17 Jan 2011   #1

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How do I convert .mkv with subtitles to .mp4?

Recently I've tryed converting a .mkv file to a .mp4 file for my ipod using Handbrake. The origanal .mkv file sayed it had subtitles, so I thought that all I had to do was convert it to a .mp4.The convertion worked well (like Handbrake usually does) but the subtitles didn't show. So just to make sure they were really there, I put the .mkv file into the progam VLC and the subtitles were there.

So the .mkv has subtitles but I can't get them into the same .mp4 file using Handbrake. Anyfree suggestions?


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17 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nate111 View Post
Recently I've tryed converting a .mkv file to a .mp4 file for my ipod using Handbrake. The origanal .mkv file sayed it had subtitles, so I thought that all I had to do was convert it to a .mp4.The convertion worked well (like Handbrake usually does) but the subtitles didn't show. So just to make sure they were really there, I put the .mkv file into the progam VLC and the subtitles were there.

So the .mkv has subtitles but I can't get them into the same .mp4 file using Handbrake. Anyfree suggestions?
Make sure you told handbrake to add a subtitle track.

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18 Jan 2011   #3
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And here is the option :


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18 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If I remember correctly, .mp4 does not support soft subtitles, and Handbrake cannot burn .SRT's into the picture.
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18 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I did some reading up on the issue (since the only video's Ive converted had subtitles but were MKV), Totenschlaggh is correct in saying MPEG4 files can't do subtitles. Now... AVI and MPEG2 files can.

Not sure on the MPEG2 but AVI can be done with VirtualDubMod. Guide for it here: How to convert matroska MKV to AVI or OGM to AVI
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18 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 home
 
 

So I tryed using the subtitle section in Handbrake, but that didn't work so I tryed using VirtualDubMod but the program didn't work. So if any one knows how I can get that to work, that would be grait.

Nate111
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18 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Try this (post #9 and #11)

How to convert MKV to AVI with subtitles?
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18 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnathan Lyman View Post
Ok so far it's working, i'm in the second step and waiting for a download to complete. wish me luck.
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18 Jan 2011   #9
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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.
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18 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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.)
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