Subtitles in Apple TV take 2

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sandman, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman Guest

    So, isn't the AppleTV supposed to handle captions/subtitle tracks now?
    If so, how do I go about to add them to .mov/.mp4 files (i.e. without
    re-encoding the video and have them "burnt in")?

    I have ripped my Eddie Izzard dvds, that didn't have subtitles, and
    have now found subtitle files that seem to fit them (if played in vlc)
    but I want it to be embedded for AppleTV.

    Note that I don't want to use a tool like Submerge to re-encode the
    entire video track with the subtitle "rendered" on top of it. My
    wife's family is italian so I was hoping to add both swedish and
    italian subtitles to some other videos

    Anyone knows hwo this is handled and how I convert standard .sub/.srt
    files to be embedded this way?
    Sandman, Apr 11, 2008
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  2. Sandman

    Sandman Guest

    Front Row can do it if you have perian installed, for instance. And
    you can hack the AppleTV to install perian.

    But as you say, it requires the files to be seperate, and handles only
    one track per video. I don't want to hack my ATV either.
    Sandman, Apr 12, 2008
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