Remove hardcoded subtitles in VLC on Windows or Mac - Anyone?
I have been to " Tools -> Preferences (set Show Settings to All) and Video -> Subtitles/OSD
and tried random permutations and combinations of the settings, but it isn't working.
Has anyone tried something similar? Is there a permanent solution to this? Posted in: #Gadgets
You can use applications like Handbrake, Avidemux,etc. to hardcode subtitles into video file. All you have to select "Burned in" option to do so.Ankita Katdare@lal Any idea about what is the technical process of hard coding subtitles in a video file? Is it done during post production?
If you prefer CLI, you can do it with ffmpeg :
ffmpeg -i video.format -vf subtitles=xyz.srt out.formatYou can even use subtitles from mkv container to your video. Refer : https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki
I don't remember more.
Your best bet is to cover up that part of the screen with some electrical tape so you don't have to look at them.😘
If the subtitles are hard-coded, it's like they are a part of the movie. A part of the scene. No way to remove that.
Much more tolerable than two sets of subtitles (Portuguese:embedded and SRT:English).
I think that since there's no sure-short way of removing hardcoded subtitles. But if you can't wait to watch the movie/video, you can be smart and add one subtitle on top of other with a different layer background. This will make it easy to read the new subtitles.
If you are running VLC (the most used software), you have settings to position the new subtitles wherever you want. In fact, VLC allows you to change the subtitle's text color, text's position, font size, font family as well as the overlay effects.
Here's how you can do it:
- Go to Tools on the menu bar and hit on 'Preferences'.
- In the window that pops up, click 'Subtitles & OSD' option from the left sidebar. (OSD stands for On Screen Display)
- Under Display settings, you will see an option called 'Force Subtitle Position'. Here you can enter value in pixels where each pixel defines the position of subtitle from the window's margins.
I sure do hope that this is not an advertisement for the service. There are various ways to remove subtitles from a .MKV file if they are just soft subtitles. There are online subtitle removers for all .avi, .mp4 and .mkv files. Removing hardcoded subs is a different ball game entirely. It's a highly tedious process and may result in deterioration of video quality.justfacedYou can use Avdshare Video Converter to removing subtitles from MKV with the help of an MKV Subtitle Remover named MKV Subtitle Remover.
Yes, I did; better try a new download.Ankita Katdare@emirwati Did you try that solution?
When you download video files, in most cases you can check a couple of screenshots or ask the uploaded if it has subs in comments. There's only those 2 ways of finding out if there are hardcoded subs in the file before downloading it.Danny MIs there a way to look at the video stream and see if it has hardcoded subs?
Nice blog, I found good information here.
Thanks to all !
I just found a way to remove hard-coded subtitles, which I didn't like
they were saying to crop / trim video from bottom using a software
I think there is no other way.
I am not sure if it works, but has anyone tried using MKVToolNix? Not sure if it works. As the name says it is only useful for .mkv files. So .mp4 may not work.
use Avdshare Video Converter to Add or remove all kinds of subtitles, like SRT, SSA/ASS, and IDX/SUB to or from MKV, MP4, WMV, MOV, ASF, FLV, AVI, MPEG, etc.See the guide:https://www.avdshare.com/extract-subtitles-from-mkv