Hi, I want to know how to attach SAMI subtitles to .mkv... the main reason to use smi subtitles is because I have a samsung led tv that allows mkv, but
don't read soft subtitles, and in the support center they told me that they only accept .smi subtitles... I don't know if mkv accepts smi
subtitles, I'd tried with mkvmerge and I can't, perhaps some other conainer or program can do it.. help please, I really don't want to hardcode them.
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If the player "accepts" .smi subs then it should play them if they have the same base name as the video and are in the same folder. If the movie is named "movie.mkv" put the .smi subs in the same folder and name them "movie.smi." If the player doesn't support external sub file named like that then it probably doesn't support the same type as a stream either. If this doesn't work then it looks like burned in is the way to go.
I ran into this when searching. Says Samsung but of course it may not apply to your model:
mmm I've tried but doesn't work, I don't get it because that it's what the manual says..
It's supposed that allows subtitles, but when I mux them with mkvmerge, or when I put them in the same folder with the same name it don't shows it... any idea ?
pd: sorry about the double post
Last edited by posthuman; 24th Mar 2011 at 16:57.
I have a WD set top box. In the configuration there's a setting to automatically load subs from external file. See if you can find a similar setting. Every player that supports .srt that I ever heard of will load from an external .srt file. Also you should be able to mux in an .srt using MkvMergeGui. Try to find an .smi to .srt converter as .srt should be supported by just about everything.
I use a command line text sub converter call SaConv:
I think even though it's command line that you need .NET 2 installed because it uses a .NET library to do the sub conversion. It's worked for me on Windows 7.
thx for the help Miles it finally works
If someone else have the same problem, the answer it's very simple but I forgot post it... in Samsung's LEDs when you have an .srt , .sub , or other supported file, just be sure that the codification isn't ANSI. UTF-8 or UNICODE may work;
if you dont know how to change it, just open the srt file with notepad and go to file>save as> codification and change it to Unicode or utf-8 try both, sometimes one of them can display rare symbols... and thats it!, just check that the subs have the same name and are in the same folder as if you were working with subvob, so you don't need to softsub or hardsub.