Author Topic: Best converter to MKV with removable subtitle  (Read 4117 times)

June 26, 2009, 10:22:53 AM
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wdtv0000

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Using Handbrake, as far as I know, the subtitle is completely imprinted to the video.  There is no way you can remove it unless you created the MKV file without subtitle in the first place.  Is there any other free program that is comparable to Handbrake but can do the subtitle on demand?

August 05, 2009, 12:01:31 AM
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qwert1234

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Try mkvmerge GUI. You would have to remux your video file without subtitle. It shouldn't take very long to do it.

http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/downloads.html#windows

http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/doc/mkvmerge-gui.html

EDIT: Looks like I mis-read your post, I think you are looking for a converter and not 'de-muxer'. But I think if you want to remove subtitles from an existing file then you can use this.

October 05, 2009, 08:03:49 PM
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twisty

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Using Handbrake, as far as I know, the subtitle is completely imprinted to the video.  There is no way you can remove it unless you created the MKV file without subtitle in the first place.  Is there any other free program that is comparable to Handbrake but can do the subtitle on demand?

G'day,

Try Auto GK (Gordian Knot).  It'll create your mkv and rip the subtitles as a seperate (external) file.  Still not as good as Handbrake imo, but, as you say Handbrake hard burns subtitles (bugga). edit>> not any more. Handbrake 0.9.4 http://handbrake.fr/ now supports soft subtitles :-)

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