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Render srt subtitles to video?

I have subtitles in .srt file format, and I need to render them on top of video file (prefereably mp4). I have tried handbrake and mediacoder so far, with no luck. What should I do?
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How do you subtitle a video?

I am making a small video (not really a film) that has muffled/hard to understand dialogue. The video goes for about 2 minutes and I only need to subtitle roughly 2 sentences worth - so it's not a lot....
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ffmpeg: how to add several subtitle streams

I tried to add 2 .srt subtitles to a video, but the resulting file has only the first subtitle. This is the command I used: ffmpeg -i $movie.mov -i $sub_en.srt -i $sub_de.srt \ -c:v copy -c:a copy \ -...
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Merge .ass-subtitles into movie

I produced a video which will include subtitles. The movie is edited in Premiere Pro and (currently) rendered to a .mov file. I've created subtitles with Aegisub which creates a .ass file in order to ...
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How to detect and extract words from audio/video stream online in a webpage itself?

I have a video (or audio, I think it is not important) stream/file which does not contain subtitles. But it has clean english speech. Is it possible to detect and extract words from it. I don't need ...
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DaVinci Resolve: Blur and fade title on top of video

I am using DaVinci Resolve 14. Is it possible to have titles on top of video which blur and fade out at the same time? I know how to fade them, but I cannot blur them. Adding a transition seem to ...
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Star Trek Continues: ffmeg dvdsub: overlapping subtitles

So I've downloaded the free fan-created Star Trek Continues Blue-Ray ISO for Episodes 1-3 and I'm trying to convert the FHD 1920x1080 to SD 960x540 to be able to watch on my phone: ffmpeg -...
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Video Subtitles Specification [CHK and PAC]

I'm wondering if any of you have experience dealing with CHK and PAC subtitles. I'm working on a project (from a software point of view) and we need to open these subtitles and convert them into a ...
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ffmpeg hardcoded subtitles from the top, bigger, with thicker stroke, on a dark background

I found this page (I can't comment or answer there so here's a new question): Render srt subtitles to video? with this line which works fine: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -filter:v subtitles=subtitle.srt -c:...
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Fast subtitle workflow in Sony Vegas?

In Vegas is quite time consuming having to insert text using only visual cues, for example: Inserting new text media requires to choose presets instead of having a default style on the go. No ...
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create subtitles track by automatic timing of existing text

1 00:00:01,000 --> 00:00:04,000 I am using Adobe Premiere to produce videos in English by gluing together multiple clips put together from lots of different footage or sources. I do have a text ...
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Subtitles do not match spoken dialogue. Why?

I have been watching a lot of shows on Netflix lately in French, (please note the original language is English, so it is dubbed) with French subtitles. I find that the subtitles rarely match what is ...
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What's the difference between open Subtitles and open captions in Premiere Pro CC 2018?

The only difference I've spotted is that you can edit the font in open captions but not in open subtitles. But i'm sure there's another point to it.
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Subtitle SubRip (*.srt) Positioning

I like SubRib (*.srt) subtitle positioning, as shown below: 28 00:02:25,016 --> 00:02:27,393 {\pos(200,250)}- <i>Naw</i>, you're fired. - What? But that makes me wonder is whether this ...
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Scrolling text on video

I want to take an mp3 podcast and its transcript and create a video of the text scrolling vertically on the screen with the audio. I need to scroll 10~20 lines of text so that I don't have to sync ...
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How to DISABLE--NOT REMOVE subtitle tracks from an MKV file from the command line?

ATTENTION: THIS QUESTION IS ABOUT DISABLING--NOT REMOVING SUBTITLE TRACKS FROM MKV FILES FROM THE COMMAND LINE. PERIOD. It IS NOT about REMOVING subtitles by REMUXING with mkvmerge or any ...
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.SRT File Import Problem on Premiere Pro CC 2017 1.2

I'm having some really strange behaviour of an .srt file when I import into a Premiere project. First off, the .srt file defaults to 720 x 480 in size and 1000 fps. My project video settings are 23....
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Positioning subtitles in Premiere Pro CC

In the process of producing a video, we are creating subtitles. We have decided to align the text object's vertical center at 10% of the height of the frame as seen on this mockup: In Photoshop and ...
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Unable to hardcode subtitles in FFmpeg on Mac to mov

I would like to hardcode subtitles using FFmpeg, I'm trying to do this using the following command: ffmpeg -i grdedFinal.mov -vf subtitles=portSbs.srt gradedFinalwithSubs.mov which returns the ...
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Embedded Timed Text for closed-captioning? Is that possible?

I am going to be working on a video project that needs closed captioning. The requirement we got from the client says.... Closed Captioning Embedded Timed Text subtitle track (ISO/IEC 14496-17) ...
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How to Differentiate Subtitle Track Language Between Simplified and Traditional Chinese?

I'm using MP4Box (command line tool) to add subtitles to mp4 movies. The language of the subtitle seems to be set using ISO 639 codes. There's no differentiation between Simplified and Traditional ...
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How to add Subtitles to already created video file for .avi format on Windows 8?

Can I create subtitle (.srt) file manually (to add subtitle) for .avi file? I have created .avi file using Snagit but there is no option to add subtitle as well. So can I create subtitle file ...
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How do I automatically create burned-in subtitles in Premiere Pro?

I have subtitles for a video in .srt format and I want to use this create 'burned-in' subtitles in Adobe Premiere Pro. Is this possible to do - and how?
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MKVToolNix equivalent for .MP4's

Good day! I'm looking for MKVToolNix equivalent software for .MP4's. I will use it in a video file without subtitles, I'll find it's subtitle and merge it with the video file just like what I did in ...
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Import subtitles from spreadsheet into Aegisub?

I have a set of timed transcripts in a spreadsheet in the following form: Timecode mm:ss:ff | Line of dialogue 01:02:25 | This is some dialogue I would like to import them into ...
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Easy script for making and overlaying video counters?

I wanted to make a family of videos like and I was wondering if there were any easy plugins/scripts to be able to create and increment the counter while watching a ...
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How can I convert the subtitle file format (.rtf to .vtt)?

Does anybody knows an easy way to create a .vtt (WEBVTT) subtitle file with an .rtf file? I don't want to have to type all the subtitles new to get the .vtt format! Is there an easy way to convert it?...
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Problems occurred when importing subtitles into Sony DVD Architect

I'm new to Sony DVD Architect, I can't import subtitles into DVD-Arc even though the file extension is .sub. I used Subtitle Edit to save my original subtitle file(in .ass format) to DVDSubtitle(.sub) ...
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Framerate and timestamps in SubRip subtitles

I don't understand why the framerate of the video should affect timestamps in SubRip (*.srt) subtitles. If I am correct, when you convert a video from one framerate to another, the length of the ...
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Loss of quality while adding subtitle via FFmpeg

After solving on problem I cam coming to a next one. After adding subtitles, discussed here, with the command: ffmpeg -i grdedFinal.mov -vf subtitles=portSbs.srt gradedFinalwithSubs.mov the quality ...
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Burn .ass subtitle onto .webm with no loss of quality

I'm trying to burn .ass subtitles onto a .webm, using ffmpeg -i input.webm -vf ass=subtitles.ass output.webm but it shrinks from like 150MB to 9MB. How do I add the subtitles without losing ...
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ffmpeg - burning in subtitles with non-square pixels

I've got a 16:9 standard-def movie into which I need to burn some subtitles. I'm using ffmpeg -y -i input.mov -vf ass="./captions.ass" output.mov and in the subtitle.ass file I've tried PlayResX: ...
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Force subtitles to play as default

I've added different language subtitles to individual m4v movies, and they show fine when selecting the subtitle track in both Quicktime and VLC. I would like to have them so that the subtitles ...
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ffmpeg cut same video to multiple pieces

For the project that I'm working on I have to cut some parts of same video with some subtitles. So I made a bash file that executes multiple ffmpeg commands like this. ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf scale="...
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How can I import subtitles/captions into a letterboxed video like this?

How can I easily create captions that look like this? (Click to see a video that shows a good example.) I have a video that is 1280 x 720 pixels but converted to a square of 1280 x 1280 pixels so ...
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Is there a Youtube-supported subtitle format that does positioning + Unicode?

I am trying to add Asian language subtitles that are positioned at the top of the screen, not the bottom, to a YouTube video. There is a list of subtitle formats that YouTube supports. Using the ...
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How to overlay SRT or ASS on a video and output the pre-render captioned video?

I noticed a lot of video having pre-render captions. I remember I saw someone working in a Chinese studio that primarily does translation works and she was using a software to render the SRT or ASS ...
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Subtitle format guide

I was asked to subtitle a student movie. I don't care much about which subtitle format to use - I'd probably use vim for typing them, and still it is interesting which formats are most common and what ...
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How to display subtitles as default in an MKV file

I have an MKV file with multiple subtitles. I would like to mark one set of those subtitles as default, so that it is turned on by default when the video starts playing. NOTE: I do not want to "burn"...
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Split PGS subtitles (.sup file)

I'd like to know if there is any method to split a PGS format subtitle pulled from a bluray as a .sup file.
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How to add captions file to video podcast?

I'm starting a tutorial video podcast and have recorded a couple of episodes. I've captioned them, and have the captions file in .srt format. However I haven't yet found a way to embed that file in ...
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Is it possible to store subtitle srt files in an m3u playlist file?

I have a folder that contains around 51 videos and another folder with their respective subtitles. I don't want to merge the folders into one folder so I was wondering if there's a way to store ...
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Minimal subtitle leading/lagging difference

Lets start with a theory. Lets say you create subtitles perfectly synchronized with an audio track. Yes, I dont care about hearing impaired people atm, so video track doesnt concern me right now. Then ...
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How to convert .scc closed caption subtitles into human readable text

I'm trying to find a tool or library (possibly an open-source tool) to parse or convert .scc closed caption subtitle files to a human readable text, say .srt or xml or any text formats. Is there a ...
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FFmpeg can't convert eia_608 subtitles: “Data Ignored since exceeding screen width”

I'm trying to convert iTunes movies that were previously decrypted to an mkv file with FFmpeg for use with Kodi. I want to keep stereo audio and h264 video the same, which I can do. Subtitles I want ...
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How to make ffmpeg flush the subtitles in real time while transcoding?

I'm feeding ffmpeg from stdin and do several transcoding operations in one command only. The issue is that ffmpeg seems to transcode them(or at least write on disk) sequently (i.e. first it transcodes/...
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How do I make animated subtitles to go with music?

The subtitles in this video look amazing. They are able to make the words dissolve and fall off the screen as the song progresses. Most subtitles are just plain text. How is it possible to make ...
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Add border to video, maintaing aspect ratio, and insert subtitles in the border

I have an MKV wrapped 1920x800 video and a sidecar .srt subtitle file. I want to convert the video to 1920 x 1080 and add black border on top and bottom while keeping the original aspect ratio. I also ...
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Automated Timing for Video Subtitles

I have got a video clip and a 100% accurate text file (containing subtitles). Is there any way where I can convert the text file into a timed SRT subtitle file? Thank you very much.
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Why do SRT subtitles fail to appear in my MP4 videos on iPhones?

I'm using videojs in an HTML page to publish a video with VTT captions. Problem is: iPhones do not play the mp4 in the videojs player - it renders the full videojs player, but when you click the Play ...