Jump to content


Photo

Subtitle overlays with embedded subtitles

subtitle MBT mkv cover art

Best Answer ebr , 17 November 2013 - 09:57 PM

Whatever you used to merge them in should have allowed you to specify their language.  Of course I don't use subs at all so that may be gibberish but we use ffprobe to discover them and there should be a language associated.

Go to the full post


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 yardameus OFFLINE  

yardameus

    Advanced Member

  • Alpha Testers
  • 723 posts
  • Local time: 03:20 PM
  • LocationMinneapolis, MN

Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:45 PM

I was just curious if there was a way to make subtitles within an mkv appear as the type they are?  As in, I merged 21 & Over.mp4 and 21 & Over.eng.srt into an MKV, and it plays the files, but only recognizes that a subtitle is there, not that it is an english subtitle.  Probably the biggest reason this matters right now, is for the Cover Art sub overlay.  Just post question marks if everything I just said sounds like gibberish.  Thanks.



#2 ebr ONLINE  

ebr

    Chief Bottle Washer

  • Administrators
  • 49228 posts
  • Local time: 04:20 PM

Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:57 PM   Best Answer

Whatever you used to merge them in should have allowed you to specify their language.  Of course I don't use subs at all so that may be gibberish but we use ffprobe to discover them and there should be a language associated.


  • yardameus likes this

#3 Luke OFFLINE  

Luke

    System Architect

  • Administrators
  • 146793 posts
  • Local time: 04:20 PM

Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:28 PM

yes, for embedded subs we use the language attribute in the file


  • yardameus likes this

#4 yardameus OFFLINE  

yardameus

    Advanced Member

  • Alpha Testers
  • 723 posts
  • Local time: 03:20 PM
  • LocationMinneapolis, MN

Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:10 AM

Ok, sounds like I need to learn more about how I'm merging the files.  I'll look into it.  Thanks.



#5 Marc_G OFFLINE  

Marc_G

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 645 posts
  • Local time: 04:20 PM

Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:18 PM

Apologies if this is basic and you've already tried it.

 

In MKVMergeGui, go to File... Header Editor. Open the file of interest. Explore the tree and you should find attributes including language. Set the language there.

 

There's probably a better way to do it on the front-end as you merge, but this should let you clean it up afterward if needed.

 

Marc


  • yardameus likes this

#6 yardameus OFFLINE  

yardameus

    Advanced Member

  • Alpha Testers
  • 723 posts
  • Local time: 03:20 PM
  • LocationMinneapolis, MN

Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:22 PM

Thanks for that...  I think I figured that out eventually.  I also worked backwards with Header Editor, and I think I figured it out when merging them.  Header editor was good to know either way.







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: subtitle, MBT, mkv, cover art

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users