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Problem with Subtitles (can't deactivate Burn-In)

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Problem with Subtitles (can't deactivate Burn-In)

Post by ionaselate » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:37 pm


I made some Backups from my blu-rays with makemkv and now I want to convert them into mp4 format 1080 p to decrease the file size and be able to play them on my iOS and other devices.
Unfortunately I can not deselect the burn in behavior on the subtitles.
when I activate subtitles one is always burnt in and I can't deselect it.

I'd like to add German and English subtitles - but only optional.
Please help

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Re: Problem with Subtitles (can't deactivate Burn-In)

Post by rollin_eng » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:48 pm

Could you please post your logs, instructions can be found here:

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/hel ... y-log.html

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Re: Problem with Subtitles (can't deactivate Burn-In)

Post by mduell » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:51 pm

Please be aware, this forum is not for support or help related to HandBrake. Please keep such discussions to the Community Support forum sections.

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Re: Problem with Subtitles (can't deactivate Burn-In)

Post by Woodstock » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:12 pm

If your iOS devices cannot play MKV files, you cannot have "selectable" subtitles from a Bluray source.

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