[FFmpeg-user] subtitles again please

Rick C. rickcorteza at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 03:26:53 CEST 2011

On Aug 25, 2011, at 2:00 AM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:

> On date Wednesday 2011-08-24 10:34:11 +0800, Rick C. encoded:
>> Hi again,
>> I have asked in the past about hard-coding subtitles, but if I just
>> want to add a subtitle track as a stream would someone mind giving
>> me a working example?  I'm aware of the documentation which says
>> this:
>> ffmpeg -i file.mov -an -vn -sbsf mov2textsub -scodec copy -f rawvideo sub.txt
>> And in FFmpeg -formats it says it supports decoding/encoding of .srt
>> files.  So how would I take a file without a subtitle stream and add
>> a new one?  Something like:
>> ffmpeg -i mov.avi -i sub.srt output.avi
>> Sorry to ask again but I'm assuming since it's there in the
>> documentation it works but I really can't figure it out.  Thanks!
> Not very experienced about subtitles and all, AFAIK subtitles support
> in FFmpeg is still a bit... rudimentary.
> But if you want subtitles in output you need a format which supports
> them, I know matroska (.mkv) should do.
> As for hardcoding subtitles right onto the video, I'm afraid we still
> miss that facility (subtitles filtering + video overlaying seems the
> right solution), correct if I'm wrong.

Thanks for the reply.  So what would be a working command line if the output was to .mkv for example?

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