April 6, 2009

How to Hardcode External .SRT Subtitles Into a Video File

When you watch a digital film on your computer, you may find a subtitle file included alongside the movie file. The subtitle may have the extention .srt, .sub or .idx. This method of subtitling a film leaves the text in a separate file outside of the actual movie. If you want to watch the movie on a device that doesn't support this kind of file (standard Quicktime, iPod, iPhone, AppleTV, Xbox, etc) you need to hardcode the subtitle so it's imbedded in the movie file. If none of that made any sense to you, that's ok too - this article will show you how to permanently slap that subtitle onto your movie file.

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