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Christian HJ Wiesner chris at matroska.org
Thu Sep 18 22:20:26 CEST 2003

If you are a newbie to subs, dont use SSA, but the simple SRT format, 
matroska can handle both. SubRip or VobSub will output SRT subs when 
OCRing the VobSub picture subtitles from DVDs, but please note that OCR 
wont work very well on the more 'uncommon' languages, you may have to 
edit the subs after the OCR process.

These SRT subs can be muxed fine into your MKV file with both 
VirtualdubMod and mkvmerge ( latest version of mkvmerge is 0.7.0 and 
comes with a GUI :) ! ), but only mkvmerge can handle SSA subs for the 
time being.

In VdubMod, enter 'streams' , 'stream list' and go to 'add stream', then 
select your SRT subtitles ( SSA dont work in VdubMod ). For mkvmerge, i 
havent tested the new GUI myself, but Mosu is well known for his perfect 
documentation :), it can be found on his normal website 



Chris McMillian wrote:
>      I've been having a hard time trying to figure out how to add 
> subtitles to a matroska video.  I have two utilites called Subrip and 
> Sub Station Alpha.  I know the subrip rips th e sub, but I don't quite 
> understand how to do this.  I downloaded Sub Station Alpha because I 
> remember reading that this are the type of subs Matroska uses.  I 
> thought I had downloaded a plugin for Virtual Dub Mod to allow subtitles 
> to be adde d, but when I open VDubMod, I don't see anywhere where I can 
> add subtitles. 
>      Can someone please send me a step-by-step guide from ripping the 
> subtitle to adding it to Matroska in VDubMod?  It would be a great 
> help.  I think you guys are doing a great job on this.  Keep up the good 
> wor k!
> Thanks,
> Chris McMillian

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