In an attempt to preserve the lossless quality of some source files, I've opted to mux the elementary streams into an MKV container and use the "crop" function to remove the black borders along the sides. Unfortunately this doesn't reduce the file size, though I already assumed that was the case, but it also seems to be rendering subtitles with a very squished appearance. Some players just outright ignore the cropping, though that's comparatively rare.
Is there any sort of obvious solution I'm overlooking? It's not really a major problem, but I'd like to try to fix it.
Appreciation in advance.
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What kind of subtitles? text based srt/ssa/ass or image based sub/idx/?
Do you have to crop? Use the player to zoom instead?
What do you play with?
The crop function in mkvtoolnix just adds a header tag and it will not reduce any file size. THe only way to reduce file size is to reconvert with a lower bitrate.
And I'm moving you to our subtitle section.
The actual visual part of the video is 1520x1078, (1920x1080 source) without cropping it doesn't fill the entire upper and lower parts of a monitor. I guess you could say it gives it a letterboxed look on a 16:10. Although zooming might work, I'd rather the attribute be inherent to the file.
I'm working with text based .ass, softsubs. Maybe their positioning is faulty now that the player assumes a different stream resolution than it really is?
Last edited by Acetyl; 10th Mar 2013 at 23:36.
I converted a mkv with persian subtitle file into mp4 the problem is the sub does not display in tv when i want to play it from usb
my tv model is sony kdl-ex650