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  1. Member
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    Hi all, I know how to hardcode subtitles into .avi file.

    I'm using XBOX360 and struggling to watch my movies with subtitles. Xbox360 doesn't play softcoded subtitles. Is there any way to hardcode\embed subtitles to MP4 or MKV files without harming the video quality?

    Thanks
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  2. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    Hardcode means that you must reconvert the video and then will you harm the video quality. Use for example latest handbrake beta or xvid4psp.
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    I wonder if AVIDemux will work as well (though I don't know the specifics videos must be encoded to for the 360... AVIDemux has a preset for the Zune, but not the 360.)

    But, yes, for hardsubbing, the subtitles must be made a part of the actual video data, so re-encoding is unavoidable.
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    Great guys. So this is what I understand:
    1. I have to re-encode the MKV\MP4 file in order to have hardcode3d subtitles on it.
    2. Re-encoding will harm the video quality.
    Ai Haibara: I wonder if AVIDemux will work as well (though I don't know the specifics videos must be encoded to for the 360
    Xbox 360 supports mp4 with 2 channel audio stream (such as stereo).

    Well my question is: is there any re-encoder that can make my MKV file as best as it can be (quality wise) and hardcode subtitles into it?
    I have the Xvid4PSP installed - so a walkthrough will be appreciated! thanks!
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    I've been trying to do this as well. I have Handbrake but so far have not been able to embed the subtitles into the video. Does anybody have specifics on how to do it? If it can't be done with Handbrake is there specifics on Xvid4PSP? I've never used it and would rather not download and install it unless I have to and know it will work

    Thanks in advance.
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    I've done it successfully using Avidemux. Use these builds, they're fresh out of the oven and seem to work well. No need to install, just unzip.

    http://avidemux.razorbyte.com.au/

    The file to launch the app is avidemux2_qt4.exe



    http://www.videohelp.com/forum/archive/how-to-get-started-with-avidemux-edit-and-conve...t-t357763.html
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  7. The AviDemux link says I'm not allowed access to the server.

    edit: I got it. Evidently it prefers you to be on the web page and click the button or the error msg was erroneous.
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    You're right. Worked last night, but you know....
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    Does AviDemux work with other containers like MKV? I'm pretty sure I tried that tool and it only supported AVI input files. 99% of the files I want to add subs to are MKVs and I'd prefer not having to convert the MKV to AVI then re-encode the AVI with the subs.
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    I use AVIDemux to create AVIs with hardsubs generated from .ass subtitles from MKVs for my DVD player, all the time.
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    My bad. I've tried so many different tools I got confused. I've had AVIDemux forever and didn't know it could deal with MKVs, but it's currently encoding a test video which I'm sure will work great. Thanks for the help.
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  12. Hi guys, sweet forum you got here, another great and straight forward tool for adding subtitles to MKV videos:

    http://www.dreevoo.com/en/content.php?id=1091

    Works like a charm and it's fast like
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    Originally Posted by gitmo View Post
    Hi guys, sweet forum you got here, another great and straight forward tool for adding subtitles to MKV videos:

    http://www.dreevoo.com/en/content.php?id=1091

    Works like a charm and it's fast like
    That is no hardcoding/burned in subtitles. Not all players supports so called muxed subtitles in a mkv.
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  14. Ok, fair enough. I just got the Sony BDV-EF220 and it really does work. But I guess on the older models that could be a problem yes.
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