If I convert a .mkv to DVD and the .mkv has built-in subtitles (NOT extra .srt files, but for example in VLC you go video> subtitles track> and you choose disable or the subs you want-- soft subs they call 'em IIRC), I can't cycle through this in any way on the dvd player, so the subtitles stay on screen the whole time
How can I alter this in the conversion process, to disable them? Right now I use DeVeDe for linux, I will try other apps/guides if I should.
Thanks for any help
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If the subs are "soft" in the MKV file then chances are they are in fact srt or something similar, but held inside the MKV file.
I assume the DeVeDe is encoding the files. Depending on how the files are being decoded, it may be that DeVeDe is seeing them with subs on screen, and encoding them as permanent (i.e. 'hard') subs on the finished DVD.
Your options therefore would be
1. Find out how to stop the subs being displayed to DeVeDe while it is encoding (probably a codec issue of some sort)
2. Edit the MKV file to remove the subs using mkvtoolnix, then encode
3. Find a smarter encoder.Read my blog here.