Handbrake is a free professional video encoder software capable of converting almost any video format out there to a selection of modern and widely supported codecs. With Handbrake, you can compress video size, lower quality, change formats, add subtitles, crop image, etc
If you are ripping a DVD or BluRay, it is very likely that the subtitles will be automatically included under Subtitle tracks. In this case (as shown in the screenshot) there is no available subtitle in the media file, so I will have to download it and synchronize it.
The Burned-in option overlays subtitles or captions in the video. If burned-in is disabled the subtitles can be turned on and off by the viewer. The burned-in option will burn the subtitle track checked within the encoded file.
Synchronizing a subtitle with audio can be a challenging and repetitive task. When you import an external SRT, you can synchronize the file by counting the seconds, and set the SRT Offset in positive or negative values in milliseconds (ms), depending on where the audio is in relation to the timestamps.
A Quick Tip! Although presets are a great way for a fast and easy DVD rip, you can also adjust other output parameters manually, such as picture, video filters, video, audio, subtitles, chapters, etc. This allows you to make your media files more personalized.
MKV (Matroska Video format) is another container format. MKV is very popular because it can incorporate video, audio, and subtitles, and even save chapters in a single file. Another benefit of MKV is that it supports H.264 for video playback. Still, MKV has drawbacks like its output video size (which tends to be larger), and its lack of support, as compared to MP4.
Another example. With HandbrakeCLI, you can automatically encode everything that falls onto a folder to MP4 and encode all subtitles to English. With the help of a script, for instance, you can run these commands every time a new MKV file downloads to a folder.
*Puts on bifocals* Back in my day, we had to find all sorts of way to watch our favorite Asian dramas. I remember downloading a special video player just to get subtitles to work or scrounging Youtube for bits and pieces. 041b061a72