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    I give regular talks to a classical music society, during which I usually present several carefully chosen extracts from my opera, ballet or concert Blu-ray recordings. Up to now I have just used the original disks, which are a pain to navigate quickly, but I'm trying to find a much slicker solution based on the rips I am making for my own purposes at home. These are lossless rips in MKV format. In many cases, they have multiple subtitle tracks and multiple audio tracks.

    I have converted the original Blu-ray subtitles from PGS format to VOB format, as that is the only way they will work on my Oppo BDP-105 media player.

    I am therefore looking for an editor that will let me create extracts from MKV files, while preserving multiple hi-def VOB subtitles (preserving multiple audio tracks is not vital as I would normally only be able to use the stereo track during my presentations). I would prefer to maintain the original video quality and would thus like to avoid any need for re-encoding. Finally, a visual editing interface would make the extract selection process much easier and faster.

    Does such an editor exist?

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    Nope.

    Maybe can mkvmergegui edit(no visual editor, you must type in time codes) and preserve the subtitle. But I'm not sure.
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    MKVMerge can split a file and preserve the subtitles but it's no use for helping me to decide where to split and I can't see any way to specify the length of the required extract. This probably means that I would have to run MKVMerge a second time on one of the files derived from the first split. Overall, it seems like no more than a very awkward partial solution to my problem.

    My issues with MKVMerge in this context are made even worse by the fact that I would normally want to make around 10 extracts from a single opera recording. Ideally, I'm looking for an editing interface that is similar to Adobe Premiere Elements but without the associated re-encoding.

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    You can split/join by parts so you don't have to run mkvmerge several times, http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/359121-How-to-extract-parts-from-a-mkv-including-al...ubtitle-tracks


    But yes, a visual editor would be much easier. You can check if solveigmm video splitter supports mkv sub.
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    Many thanks for that clarification of how to use MKVMerge properly for this purpose. That now makes it a much more attractive solution.

    I had already tried SolveigMM Video Splitter but could see no way to include my subtitles. I emailed the author about this a week ago but have not yet received any reply.

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    While I was writing my last post a minute or two ago, a response from SolveigMM arrived in my inbox!

    They have a beta version that they claim will support subtitles and gave me the following download link:

    http://www.solveigmm.com/files/SolveigMM_Video_Splitter_Home_Edition_4_0_1402_5_Subtit...s_MKV_Beta.exe
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  7. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    Have you tried it?
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    I tried to do a quick check of this beta version but the app is very slow to respond and I suspect that it needs a lot more than my current 6GB of RAM. I've run out of time to play with it any more just now, so I'll have to report back later.

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