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    Question Combine MKV file with SRT file?

    Hey all,

    I have a video file in .mkv format and the subtitles file in .srt format. I want to combine the two instead of having two separate files like how it is now. Is there a way to do this? I want it so when I'm playing the video I can choose to enable subtitles or not. Thanks for the help.
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    Re: Combine MKV file with SRT file?

    From the command-line, you can do this with either FFmpeg or MKVmerge (part of mkvtoolsnix)

    Code:
    ffmpeg -i movie.mkv subtitle.srt -map 0 -map 1 -c copy output.mkv
    
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    mkvmerge -o output.mkv input.mkv subtitle.srt

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    Re: Combine MKV file with SRT file?

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsoup View Post
    From the command-line, you can do this with either FFmpeg or MKVmerge (part of mkvtoolsnix)

    Code:
    ffmpeg -i movie.mkv subtitle.srt -map 0 -map 1 -c copy output.mkv
    
    ##  or
    
    mkvmerge -o output.mkv input.mkv subtitle.srt
    Thank you for replying. Is this a long process and just to be clear, where it says: "movie.mkv subtitle.srt", I'd use the name of the movie file and subtitle file, right?
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    Re: Combine MKV file with SRT file?

    Yes, replace movie.mkv and subtitle.srt with the names of your files (and output.mkv with whatever you want your output file to be called - note that you can't directly overwrite your input file with these commands, though when it's finished you can simply delete the input files). And this should take around the same amount of time as copying files from one location to another would.

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    Re: Combine MKV file with SRT file?

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsoup View Post
    Yes, replace movie.mkv and subtitle.srt with the names of your files (and output.mkv with whatever you want your output file to be called - note that you can't directly overwrite your input file with these commands, though when it's finished you can simply delete the input files). And this should take around the same amount of time as copying files from one location to another would.
    Thank you very much for clarifying. I'm going to go try it now.
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    Re: Combine MKV file with SRT file?

    This is the output:

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    shadius@shadius-phantom:~$ ffmpeg -i Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012.mkv Jab Tak Hai Jaan.srt -map 0 -map 1 -c copy output.mkv
    ffmpeg version 0.8.5-4:0.8.5-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the Libav developers
      built on Jan 24 2013 18:01:36 with gcc 4.6.3
    *** THIS PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED ***
    This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in a future release. Please use avconv instead.
    Jab: No such file or directory
    shadius@shadius-phantom:~$
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    Re: Combine MKV file with SRT file?

    Spaces in the file name "Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012.mkv"

    Try "Jab\ Tak\ Hai\ Jaan\ 2012.mkv" (or just use tab).

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    Re: Combine MKV file with SRT file?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grenage View Post
    Spaces in the file name "Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012.mkv"

    Try "Jab\ Tak\ Hai\ Jaan\ 2012.mkv" (or just use tab).
    The original file name is Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), but when I tried that it gave me and error with something about the parentheses. How do I write it properly?
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    Re: Combine MKV file with SRT file?

    Got this:

    Code:
    shadius@shadius-phantom:~$ ffmpeg -i Jab\ Tak\ Hai\ Jaan.mkv Jab\ Tak\ Hai\ Jaan.srt -map 0 -map 1 -copy JTHJ.mkv
    ffmpeg version 0.8.5-4:0.8.5-0ubuntu0.12.04.1, Copyright (c) 2000-2012 the Libav developers
      built on Jan 24 2013 18:01:36 with gcc 4.6.3
    *** THIS PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED ***
    This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in a future release. Please use avconv instead.
    Jab Tak Hai Jaan.mkv: No such file or directory
    shadius@shadius-phantom:~$
    I renamed the file name to Jab Tak Hai Jaan.mkv but it's still saying there's no such file or directory. What am I doing wrong?
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    Re: Combine MKV file with SRT file?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadius View Post
    Jab Tak Hai Jaan.mkv: No such file or directory
    Are you absolutely sure that's the name? For the record, this is why most files in certain scenes (especially Linux) will use periods instead of spaces; underscores are also common.

    Just for fun, call it something short and sweet. Failing that, show us the output of the ls command, when in the relevant directory.

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