[mythtv-users] Ubunto 18.04 / 0.29 export to mkv

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 20:50:49 UTC 2018

On 12/17/18 3:06 PM, David Engel wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 03:50:24PM -0500, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> I use HandBrakeCLI to convert recordings to h264 mkv. Actually I have a set
>> of scripts that takes everything in certain recording groups, converts to
>> h264 and saves them in a directory of transcoded files. It runs every night
>> and grabs any new recordings, You may not need to be this sophisticated.
>> FWIW it is here -> https://github.com/bennettpeter/mythscripts
> Peter, have you ever tried and succeeded at getting all ATSC
> subtitles/closed captioning copied during transcoding?  I have several
> movies with English and Spanish subtitles that I want to preserve.
> I've yet to find a way to do that with either handbrake or ffmpeg.  I
> either get no subtitles or I get garbled, unintelligible subtitles.
> David
I don't have a problem with the subtitles. I only select one set of 
subtitles, but there is an option you can set to include multiple 
subtitles. I have never had them corrupted or lost, although I only look 
at the subtitles occasionally.


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