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ffmpeg: how to add several subtitle streams

Whenever's there's multiple inputs fed to ffmpeg, and you need one more than video/audio/subtitle stream sent to the output, -map statements are needed. ffmpeg -i $movie.mov -i $sub_en.srt -i $sub_de....
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ffmpeg hardcoded subtitles from the top, bigger, with thicker stroke, on a dark background

Aegisub Use ASS subtitles. Style them in Aegisub. You can style each letter or word individually, or apply the desired styling to all subtitles. See the documentation for detailed instructions. ...
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DaVinci Resolve: Blur and fade title on top of video

DaVinci doesn't really have a strong toolset when it comes to working with titles and motion graphics, although given BlackMagic's current trajectory, that may change in the near future. For now, you'...
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ffmpeg to cut subtitle file in sync with the cut video

Found out that ffmpeg works on the text based subtitle file just as well: $ cat subtitles.srt 1 00:00:06,000 --> 00:00:20,000 This is demo subtitle 1 2 00:00:20,000 --> 00:00:40,000 This is ...
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MKVToolNix equivalent for .MP4's

I just went through a very similar use-case working with TS files. MoritzLost has the key point but as ffmpeg options can be quite difficult to sort out when you are first getting started, here is a ...
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Positioning subtitles in Premiere Pro CC

Do the math If you want to align your text using percentage offsets or any other 'round' number in pixels, you just need to perform some simple calculations. For example, 10% from the bottom of a ...
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Burn .ass subtitle onto .webm with no loss of quality

Use ffmpeg -i input.webm -vf ass=subtitles.ass -b:v 0 -crf 20 output.webm The libvpx encoders for WebM, by default, perform Constrained Quality encoding, and use the bitrate as a ceiling. Default ...
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ffplay won't play internal(embedded) subtitle?

You can use subtitles filter like your example in your question but point to the same input file: ffplay -vf subtitles=input.mkv input.mkv If you want to choose a different subtitle stream then use ...
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.SRT File Import Problem on Premiere Pro CC 2017 1.2

It's a Premiere bug. Try Subtitle Edit 3.5.5, which is free, insert the .srt, export as EBU STL file (25 fps works fine, it's time coded not frame coded). Import to Premiere, interpret as open ...
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Convert TTML Subtitles to STL or SRT in Linux

The ttconv Python package will do it. It can be installed with pip.
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How to overlay SRT or ASS on a video and output the pre-render captioned video?

Adobe Premiere Pro allows you to create caption files (including SRT) and export them individually (as SRT files) or embedded with the actual video. This link gives a pretty good overview of how it's ...
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Subtitle format guide

SBS - Australia's Special Broadcasting Service has an extensive and international reputation for quality subtitles. from http://www.sbs.com.au/aboutus/faqs/index/id/120/h/Subtitles SBS subtitles ...
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Add border to video, maintaing aspect ratio, and insert subtitles in the border

You can use FFmpeg, a free command line tool to do this: ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vf pad=1920:1080:0:140,subtitles=filename.srt -crf 20 -c:a copy out.mkv The subtitles filter accepts ASS styling ...
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Is it possible to store subtitle srt files in an m3u playlist file?

yes, VLC supports that with the EXTVLCOPT custom tag. example: #EXTINF:-1,Abenobashi ED - Anata No Kokoro Ni (In Your Heart) #EXTVLCOPT:sub-file=/p/Documents/mus/lyrics/Abenobashi ED - Anata No ...
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MKVToolNix equivalent for .MP4's

dmMediaConverter is very similar to MKVToolnix. It is just a ffmpeg gui, so it can save in any format. To replicate the described MKVToolnix use, select "Convert", then "Add files", selecting both ...
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MKVToolNix equivalent for .MP4's

Muxing a file simply means to extract individual streams out of existing container files or mix existing streams together into a new container file. For MP4, this can be done with ffmpeg and the -c ...
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How can I import subtitles/captions into a letterboxed video like this?

You can use ffmpeg. Make your subtitles with Aegisub or manually with a text editor. ASS subtitles are fancier, but SRT are simpler if you want to manually make them. Alignment & Margin The ...
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Is there a Youtube-supported subtitle format that does positioning + Unicode?

Google Subtitle Workshop... it's an outdated program, but allows for full flexibility in terms of subtitles, size, language, position, lines, size, color, position, etc. It's an old program, but it ...
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ffmpeg cut same video to multiple pieces

Use ss/to as input options. This seeks at the demuxer stage, which is much faster. ffmpeg -ss 00:22:23.345 -to 00:22:25.846 -i input.mp4 ... You'll need a very recent build of ffmpeg (> Nov 19 2017)
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Subtitles do not match spoken dialogue. Why?

This is an educated guess as I'm not sure anyone can give a concrete answer as to this particular show's specific reason, but since it was dubbed, there's a solid possibility that the subtitles are a ...
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How to make ffmpeg flush the subtitles in real time while transcoding?

When ffmpeg will flush to output depends on the protocol. For file protocol, atleast 256 kiB data must be waiting, unless it's end of output. So, for text formats, there will be only one payload write....
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FFmpeg can't convert eia_608 subtitles: "Data Ignored since exceeding screen width"

It's a warning, not an error. The subs are still converted. The EIA-608 standard specifies a maximum of 32 characters per line and the ffmpeg decoder is enforcing that. A workaround is to use ...
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Newlines in AviSynth+ subtitles

To use newlines in the built-in Subtitle filter, you must specify the lsp (linespacing) argument: subtitle("First line\nNext line\nLast line", lsp=12) See the Subtitle wiki page for more ...
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Easiest way to add subtitles

For subtitle timing, I would suggest Aegisub and save the subtitles file as *.srt, then you can add the subtitles and export your video with ActivePresenter
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Video editing software with good support for dual speaker subtitles?

Resolve does support multi-track subtitles. To add a second subtitle track, right-click in the track header and select "add subtitle track." This is used for language localization, so that ...
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How can I set the colours in libass subtitles?

The colour format used by libass is really weird: &HAABBGGRR (alpha, blue, green, red). This is backwards from the standard web ordering, &HRRGGBBAA (red, blue, green). The alpha is inverted: ...
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Is it possible to increase horizontal and vertical padding on ffmpeg burned subtitles - using .srt format?

You need to increase value of shadow, like "Shadow=10" and you will add padding to your BG. Here you can read more about this. As I know, no way to change x,y axis separately for BG size.
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How can we keep the subtitle track when converting from MKV to MP4 with ffmpeg?

You can find detailed answer on your question here Basically you need to add "-map" parameter to your command. ffmpeg -i myMovie.mkv -c copy -map 0:v:0 -map 0:a:0 -map 0:s:0 myMovieMP4.mp4 -...
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