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    Question hardsubbing MKV softsubs using Format Factory



    btw im currently using Format Factory to convert videos

    help guys... every time i convert anime mMKV videos (with softsubs) to mp4/any format the subtitles disappear...

    do you guys know how to hardsub MKV videos with softsubs using Format Factory?

    in case some of you guys dont know the following:

    softsubs - they are subtitles that can still be editable, like font style, size, color, etc. usually found in some MKV videos

    hardsubs - they are permanent subtitles that cant be changed anymore

    Format Factory - a video converting software thats really user friendly

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    I believe Kobowo has made a thread on how to use format factory~

    Here is the link to it
    How-to-Upload-For-beginners-Edition-D
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    Dont convert any .mkv file directly to .mp4. It will remove the subs. Tried the same before with another converting software(if what I recall is right,I used total converter) but the converted video has no sub. Ideally, convert first the video to .avi before to .mp4 to retain the subs.

    Though if their is another way, that something I would like to know as well beside using another software by removing and attach the subs later

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcdl View Post
    Dont convert any .mkv file directly to .mp4. It will remove the subs. Tried the same before with another converting software(if what I recall is right,I used total converter) but the converted video has no sub. Ideally, convert first the video to .avi before to .mp4 to retain the subs.

    Though if their is another way, that something I would like to know as well beside using another software by removing and attach the subs later
    i tried converting to 1st to .avi took me half an hour to finish converting it and the subs still disappear lol

    Quote Originally Posted by FiQ5149 View Post
    I believe Kobowo has made a thread on how to use format factory~

    Here is the link to it
    How-to-Upload-For-beginners-Edition-D
    thanks for the info ill check it out XD

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    i don't think format factory is the best one
    to hardsub videos since the font style and size
    are not retained after it's converted ...

    it looks bad ...

    if u want a tutorial, quote this post ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by awnaman123 View Post
    i don't think format factory is the best one
    to hardsub videos since the font style and size
    are not retained after it's converted ...

    it looks bad ...

    if u want a tutorial, quote this post ....
    Hi. I just started trying to sub. This isn't for an anime though, it's a birthday present for my mum (I'm trying to hardsub a russian play with english subtitles (which took me HOURS to make)). Would your tutorial work for that? It's avi format and for some reason, no matter how carefully I follow instructions, the Vdubmod doesn't do anything... So if your offer for a tutorial is still on, I'd love it. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelanxar View Post
    Hi. I just started trying to sub. This isn't for an anime though, it's a birthday present for my mum (I'm trying to hardsub a russian play with english subtitles (which took me HOURS to make)). Would your tutorial work for that? It's avi format and for some reason, no matter how carefully I follow instructions, the Vdubmod doesn't do anything... So if your offer for a tutorial is still on, I'd love it. thanks.
    before we do anything,

    hmm, do u mean making subtitles for the raw video?
    or the subtitles are already made but u don't know
    what proper software to use to hardsub it? (that's basically muxing process)
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    I've already made the subtitles (Took 9 hours to make them and time them right...) So yeah. Vdub doesn't work for some reason no matter what i do.... Tried avidemux but the subs still aren't hardcoded... Thanks in advance and sorry it took so long to reply, just got home.

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    just make sure the format of the subs is .ass

    if it's not, convert it to .ass using aegisub

    just open the subs and save it as .ass format ...

    u said the subs aren't hardsubbed using avidemux ... (that's what i'm using to hardsub)
    maybe u missed some settings.

    follow these steps:


    1st:

    open the video (.avi format) and follow these settings

    Spoiler :  


    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Video
    MPEG-4 AVC

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Audio
    MP3 (lame)

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    but if your video already has audio, just change that mp3 (lame) to copy ...
    also, do not try to change anything aside from what's shown on the picture ...

    that audio settings only apply to videos that are previously .mkv format ...

    2nd:

    under the Video tab, click
    Filters>Subtitles>ASS then open the subs and click OK

    Spoiler :  


    please take note of those red marks coz we'll use those on the final step ...


    3rd:

    click Partial and follow these highlighted marks ...

    Spoiler :  


    when you're done, click CLOSE
    and
    save it with your desired file name ... (shortcut key for save is ctrl + s)

    ex. sample.avi

    ps. when u save it, please do not forget to put .avi

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    Thanks so much for such a detailed tutorial. It worked fine this time! may i ask though, what do the start/end frames have to do with it?

    Thanks.

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    aah that,

    it's necessary to put the exact start and end frames to avoid having
    video corruption on the output video (pixelated, artifacts etc.) ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by awnaman123 View Post
    aah that,

    it's necessary to put the exact start and end frames to avoid having
    video corruption on the output video (pixelated, artifacts etc.) ...
    That makes sense! Last time I tried, not only did i not get the subs, every time i skipped forward, it was pixelated! Thanks again for your help. Quick question, do you know anything about filters? I want to get the best possible picture (it's mum's birthday present so i want it to be well). I ripped the original from the dvd, i have an uncompressed mpeg2 and the divx. Any help would be appreciated and thanks again for the help you've given me so far.

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    oh sorry I don't know much about that ...

    you can make a thread about it and make it well detailed for them to understand ...
    they might can help u ...

    I don't quite get what u mean.
    i'll help if i understand more :)

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    Hi... thanks again for your help mate... huge problem came up and my whole hard disk crashed... so I just redid the subtitles... fcking HOURS!! now, I was wondering if you could help me with one more thing. I need Aegisub, but this time it keeps coming up with a side by side error... even though I've already tried downloading the C++ program (Which the forum said would fix the error, and I DID restart...). ANYWAY... is there a program like aegisub I can use? The reason I specifically want Aegisub like program, is some subtitles need to go on the top... like for example, I translate something, which is written at the bottom like a normal sub, and then at the top, the explanation to the phrase, for those that might not get it... You understand what I mean?

    Thanks again for all your help mate, I'd have been completely lost without you.

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    aah ...

    i guess u're talking about the microsoft visual c++ redistributable, no?
    can u post here some screenshots of the error so i can identify ...

    i only know aegisub and nothing else.
    there, u can do anything u want on the subtitles :)
    and yeah i understand wat u mean ...

    maybe there are other softwares that ur pc/laptop requires for aegisub to fully work ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by awnaman123 View Post
    aah ...

    i guess u're talking about the microsoft visual c++ redistributable, no?
    can u post here some screenshots of the error so i can identify ...

    i only know aegisub and nothing else.
    there, u can do anything u want on the subtitles :)
    and yeah i understand wat u mean ...

    maybe there are other softwares that ur pc/laptop requires for aegisub to fully work ...
    Never mind... two resets fixed it. One thing about Aegisub, and again sorry for so many questions... I'm trying to change the font and colour of every one of the subtitles... For some reason the colour is white and HUGE... But whenever I Try to change the font, only one line goes through... as I have about 1200 lines... is there any way to do it all at once??

    Thanks mate, I really appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelanxar View Post
    Never mind... two resets fixed it. One thing about Aegisub, and again sorry for so many questions... I'm trying to change the font and colour of every one of the subtitles... For some reason the colour is white and HUGE... But whenever I Try to change the font, only one line goes through... as I have about 1200 lines... is there any way to do it all at once??

    Thanks mate, I really appreciate it.
    ah i see ...

    click

    Subtitles>Style Manager>
    and in the current script section, click New
    a new window will appear (Style Editor)
    set the Style name u want ...

    (edit anything u want to edit)

    after that, click Apply and then OK

    u know that empty rectangular box right beside of [] Comment?
    the word written there is Default, select all the subtitles you made

    (shortcut key is click the first line then shift + click the last line of the subtitles)
    then click that drop down arrow and select the style name u created ...

    they will all change all at once :)

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    LOL! Now I feel like a complete idiot... Quick FINAL (hopefully) question. When I'm in aegisub, the subs don't show up until I position them... is that normal or am i doing something wrong? Cos I only need a few positioned at the top, and i'd rather not have to do one thousand lines of positioning :( BTW, you ought to get some kind of award for this! You're a very helpful person so thanks!

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    aah ... if that's the case, u should create another style name
    for lines that need to be on the top ...

    the bottom lines are different so it would be only 1 click for u ...

    the subs should be showing when u play the video or when u're editing
    the subtitles ... they will be positioned to different angles of the vid when u click APPLY ...

    and you're welcome :)

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    Just wanted to come in and say thank you once again. Thanks to your help, mum got a very good gift, that she enjoys knowing I did this all the hard way. Thank you for your help, and for teaching me about the different programs.

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