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Old 12-16-2017, 06:02 PM
 
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Okay thanks. I tried Handbrake so far and it worked, the documentary footage is now a high quality mp4! However, the subtitles are no gone and I need them to translate the foreign language. Is there a way to change an mkv into an mp4, and keep the subtitles?
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[stanley-88888888@xbmc moo-vees]$ mkvmerge -i boondock-saints.mkv
File 'boondock-saints.mkv': container: Matroska
Track ID 0: video (MPEG-1/2)
Track ID 1: audio (AC-3/E-AC-3)
if it listed a subtitle track, i would use mkvextract to extract it.
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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How would I do that?

In handbrake, it asks if I want to add a close captions track. Would that be adding the subtitle track on? Cause then if you click on it, you don't have to import any separate tracks. I tried it, but it takes hours to make the movie so not sure if it will work until tomorrow.

I keep trying to get the subtitled track on, but every thing I try, takes hours every time I want to test it, and it's very time consuming since I want to get this job done.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:25 AM
 
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^ i would cut a 5-minute chunk to experiment with so that rendering would take minutes not hours.

actually going back to op, i would choose a better video editing program that actually supports mkv ?

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Old 12-17-2017, 11:41 AM
 
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Okay thanks, but I can't cut a five minute chunk. In order to cut a five minute chunk, I would have to bring it into Premiere Pro. Premiere Pro, doesn't accept mkv files. It has to converted to a mp4 or avi file first.

In order to do that, it takes hours. So I have to do the conversion before doing any cutting.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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^ never used premiere pro but it seems lacking that it cant work with one of the currently most popular file formats. practically any video editor can work with mkv.

this is where i recommend firing up a gnu/linux live-usb:
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ffmpeg -ss 00:15:00 -t 00:05:00 -i boondock-saints.mkv boondock-saints-cut.mkv
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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If you have a lot of mkv files to convert consider buying a video converter.

I use Movavi. https://www.movavi.com/videoconverte...SAAEgLatvD_BwE

The free download has limitations but it allows you to test it for speed and other things.

Movavi will convert an hour long video from MKV to MP4 in 5 or 6 minutes. My previous converter took several hours. It also handles subtitles well.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:12 PM
 
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^ never used premiere pro but it seems lacking that it cant work with one of the currently most popular file formats. practically any video editor can work with mkv.
Premiere is prosumer application that can do a ridiculous amount of things on the editing end is going to use common formats available to consumers/professionals. As Adobe product it also integrates with their other products. There are other video editing applications considered better but you start getting into some big bucks.
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