Advice

Does MP4 support SRT subtitles?

With MP4, you can burn ONLY 1 subtitle track into the video. You can not pass-through PGS into MP4 as this file format does not support it. With MKV, you can pass-through multiple PGS tracks. These are not burned into the video unless you choose to do so however you can only burn 1 subtitle track into the file.

Does MP4 support SRT subtitles?

With MP4, you can burn ONLY 1 subtitle track into the video. You can not pass-through PGS into MP4 as this file format does not support it. With MKV, you can pass-through multiple PGS tracks. These are not burned into the video unless you choose to do so however you can only burn 1 subtitle track into the file.

How do I enable subtitles in SRT?

Select your video file and click “Open.” The video and SRT file should begin playing automatically. If the subtitle does not display, click “Pause,” then right-click the video screen. On the right-click menu, select “Subtitles” and click “Enable.”

What are external subtitles?

External means subtitle files next to the video file in the filesystem, as opposed to baked into the file. If you put a subtitle file externally with the movie file, the assumption is that you want this sub to override the ones already in the video container.

How do I get subtitles on a file?

The easiest way is to visit a subtitle website, search for your TV show or movie and download the SRT file. The two most popular sites for getting subtitles are Subscene and OpenSubtitles.org. On OpenSubtitles, perform a search and then you’ll see all the available subtitles for different languages at the bottom.

Can SRT files have viruses?

srt files could contain a virus and found that that was indeed the case with some . srt files which exploited a vulnerability in a media player when loaded.

How do I add external subtitles?

Method 1

  1. Open up your video and make sure it begins playing.
  2. From VLC the menu bar, click on Subtitle > Add Subtitle File.
  3. Browse to the location where you subtitle file is present and hit open.

Does minidlna support external subtitles?

AFAIK there is only limited support for external subtitles in miniDLNA. The movie and subtitles must have the exact same name (minus extension of course), must be in the same folder as the movie, and your displaying device must support it. My guess is if you have the first 2 then your device doesn’t support it.

Can I add subtitles to my readymedia NAS?

Well, according to this reply from the ReadyMedia author (formerly known as miniDLNA), subtitles are not meant to be used through the DLNA protocol. I could see the subtitles on my LG TV because LG added some features to the DLNA protocol (that seems to be used by my Synology NAS though).

Is there a video server that supports subtitle format?

You can have a look to Universal Media Server. On the official website, it is mentioned the following: When your device does not support the subtitle format in the video, we add it to the video stream to allow you to view them anyway.

Why can’t my device display subtitles with the movie?

The movie and subtitles must have the exact same name (minus extension of course), must be in the same folder as the movie, and your displaying device must support it. My guess is if you have the first 2 then your device doesn’t support it.