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  1. Member Shilar's Avatar
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    Every time I convert a video with subs using Format Factory, I get translucent subtitles. Is there a setting/config file to adjust the settings to be solid? Includes idx/sub format
    MKV: Merely Krappy Video.

    Subbers, a request from an avid viewer: Either don't use mkv, or supply avi or mp4 as an alternative.

    For those frustrated with converting MKV: http://www.immortalmusic.net/mkv/
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  2. if your videos are in avi format there is a free subtitles utility which can mux subtitles directly into videos, but i never used it.
    try it and see.
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    Originally Posted by Bonie81 View Post
    if your videos are in avi format there is a free subtitles utility which can mux subtitles directly into videos, but i never used it.
    try it and see.
    It's a soft subber.... I need the format to STAY avi (too many items are avi compatible only). No .divx or .mkv. Format Factory does the mux, but the subs are not solid. Looks like the culprit might be Mencoder. Now... is there a setting or config file for this program? EDIT: I want it hardsubbed. Unless it has a good automated process for 200 files, no Virtualdub either
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    MKV: Merely Krappy Video.

    Subbers, a request from an avid viewer: Either don't use mkv, or supply avi or mp4 as an alternative.

    For those frustrated with converting MKV: http://www.immortalmusic.net/mkv/
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    Found the solution... Avisynth has an option buried in the checks. Just wish I didn't have to do it for each one.... no directory-at-once with universal subbing.
    MKV: Merely Krappy Video.

    Subbers, a request from an avid viewer: Either don't use mkv, or supply avi or mp4 as an alternative.

    For those frustrated with converting MKV: http://www.immortalmusic.net/mkv/
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    I hate translucent subtitles, and yes I get those results as well.
    I don't know what to do about it, so I just grin and bear it when I finally
    burn the movies to dvd. lol
    zozo, Magengar-Z
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  6. Originally Posted by Magengar-Z View Post
    I hate translucent subtitles, and yes I get those results as well.
    I don't know what to do about it, so I just grin and bear it when I finally
    burn the movies to dvd. lol
    You're making DVDs? If so it's an easy matter to fix the colors and the opacity in DVDSUbEdit. Here's a guide:

    http://download.videohelp.com/DVDSubEdit/Guides/ChangingColors/Guide.htm

    If you're just, for example, burning AVIs to DVDR, then forget what I just wrote.
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    Originally Posted by manono View Post
    Originally Posted by Magengar-Z View Post
    I hate translucent subtitles, and yes I get those results as well.
    I don't know what to do about it, so I just grin and bear it when I finally
    burn the movies to dvd. lol
    You're making DVDs? If so it's an easy matter to fix the colors and the opacity in DVDSUbEdit. Here's a guide:

    http://download.videohelp.com/DVDSubEdit/Guides/ChangingColors/Guide.htm

    If you're just, for example, burning AVIs to DVDR, then forget what I just wrote.
    Thanks, I'll try them links you posted and see how I make out with them.

    As for AVIs... I try to avoid them since it seems that .mkv and .mp4 files appear
    to be a recent popular format trend among anime fansub groups.

    So, yes, when I acquire an anime series in .mkv format with separate .srt subs
    I like to hard-sub them and convert them to .mp4 format through Format Factory,
    and then load the .mp4s into ConvertXtoDVD.
    zozo, Magengar-Z
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    Originally Posted by Magengar-Z View Post
    Originally Posted by manono View Post
    Originally Posted by Magengar-Z View Post
    I hate translucent subtitles, and yes I get those results as well.
    I don't know what to do about it, so I just grin and bear it when I finally
    burn the movies to dvd. lol
    You're making DVDs? If so it's an easy matter to fix the colors and the opacity in DVDSUbEdit. Here's a guide:

    http://download.videohelp.com/DVDSubEdit/Guides/ChangingColors/Guide.htm

    If you're just, for example, burning AVIs to DVDR, then forget what I just wrote.
    Thanks, I'll try them links you posted and see how I make out with them.

    As for AVIs... I try to avoid them since it seems that .mkv and .mp4 files appear
    to be a recent popular format trend among anime fansub groups.

    So, yes, when I acquire an anime series in .mkv format with separate .srt subs
    I like to hard-sub them and convert them to .mp4 format through Format Factory,
    and then load the .mp4s into ConvertXtoDVD.
    I did find a good mkv converter, but you have to pay for it. http://www.aleesoft.com/free-mkv-converter.html

    This one will convert about 90% of the MKVs out there, into a good MP4 or nice AVI format. As for AVI, I still like them due to their capability to play on virtually everything out there. MP4 though is a great container, and is gaining a lot of ground.
    MKV: Merely Krappy Video.

    Subbers, a request from an avid viewer: Either don't use mkv, or supply avi or mp4 as an alternative.

    For those frustrated with converting MKV: http://www.immortalmusic.net/mkv/
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  9. Originally Posted by Magengar-Z View Post
    So, yes, when I acquire an anime series in .mkv format with separate .srt subs
    I like to hard-sub them and convert them to .mp4 format through Format Factory,
    and then load the .mp4s into ConvertXtoDVD.
    Sounds like a waste of time to me, when you can go directly to DVD (with better quality because of one fewer conversion), and get selectable subs also.
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    Originally Posted by manono View Post
    Originally Posted by Magengar-Z View Post
    So, yes, when I acquire an anime series in .mkv format with separate .srt subs
    I like to hard-sub them and convert them to .mp4 format through Format Factory,
    and then load the .mp4s into ConvertXtoDVD.
    Sounds like a waste of time to me, when you can go directly to DVD (with better quality because of one fewer conversion), and get selectable subs also.
    You'd be -very- surprised. Converting MKV to DVD is a nightmare, even with SRT or IDX/SUB subtitles. Sure you can get the video and audio, but 9 times out of 10 subs don't go through. Converting the video to another format works better.
    MKV: Merely Krappy Video.

    Subbers, a request from an avid viewer: Either don't use mkv, or supply avi or mp4 as an alternative.

    For those frustrated with converting MKV: http://www.immortalmusic.net/mkv/
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  11. Originally Posted by Shilar View Post
    You'd be -very- surprised. Converting MKV to DVD is a nightmare, even with SRT or IDX/SUB subtitles.
    If you can extract the subs from the MKV, you can make a DVD with selectable subs. Maybe try a different program, one such as AVSToDVD.
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