[mythtv-users] Transcode loses subtitles

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Fri Jan 26 09:16:32 UTC 2007

osma ahvenlampi wrote:
> On 1/25/07, ThomP Pontoppidan <thomp3 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is it possible to use the transcode job and keep subtitles, and if so,
>> how is it done?
> No. The transcode loses the DVB subtitle stream in both lossless and
> MPEG-4 transcodes. In fact, the mere existence of that stream (or
> perhaps a second voice channel, I haven't really investigated) screws
> up transcodes totally on my 0.20-fixes installation and those Finnish
> channels (YLE) which use DVB subtitling.
There are clearly (at least) two reasons for using mythtranscaode: to 
apply a cutlist, or to clean a recording to be saved in standard DVD 
format.  Accepting that it would be difficult to retain subtitles for 
DVD, isn't there a case for a lossless transcode that retains all the 
streams in the original broadcast but simply applies a cutlist?

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