[FFmpeg-user] subtitles

mikkel meinike mimeini at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 19:47:52 CET 2011

Yes from what I have research I also think that ffmpeg will not do it.
I use mplayer for that. I have made at little blog post on my approach
on it.



On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 2:03 PM, Bouke <bouke at editb.nl> wrote:
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> From: "Rick C." <rickcorteza at gmail.com>
> To: "FFmpeg user questions and RTFMs" <ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org>
> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 1:33 PM
> Subject: [FFmpeg-user] subtitles
>> Hello,
>> My apologies if I'm missing the obvious (I have spent time searching in
>> Google) but is it possible to add a subtitle file (.srt) and have it
>> hardcoded into the video so something like this:
>> ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -i subtitle.srt finalvideo.avi
>> No matter what I've tried I have not been able to get it to work.  So if I
>> could get the official word or if there are any workarounds that would be
>> great.  Thanks!
> From memory, you need Mencoder.
> (And for very simple stuff, i believe VLC can do it as well, not sure if it
> can be done using a command line)
> But, i don't know how much control you have over the final look. (Probably
> not much...)
> Currently i run Avisynth with pre-rendered bitmaps, looking for a way to use
> the Overlay function in FFmpeg.
> hth,
> Bouke
>> rc
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