[FFmpeg-user] Can't get ffpmeg to add subtitles to mp4 files

Ted Park kumowoon1025 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 10:35:58 EET 2020

> I also tried different subtitles' commands like
> *$ ffmpeg -i my.pm4 -i my.srt -c copy -c:s mov_text my_sub.mp4*
> But I end up with the exact same issue.
> I Googled a lot yesterday, read a lot of different ways to add subtitles
> using FFmpeg but none of them worked.

That should have worked as far as adding the subtitles goes, but without video, where are you expecting them to show up? If you’re looking for karaoke-type display, you’re probably going to need a different approach.

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