I'm told it's possible to embed subtitles (
.srt) into video files (
ffmpeg, but I can't find any mention of it in the man page. Is this possible? What command do I use?
-scodec codec Force subtitle codec ('copy' to copy stream).
-newsubtitle Add a new subtitle stream to the current output stream.
-slang code Set the ISO 639 language code (3 letters) of the current subtitle stream.
ffmpeg -newsubtitle subtitles.srv -i video.avi ...
From Pier's link, specifically:
ffmpeg -i video.avi -vf subtitles=subtitle.srt out.avi
I've used this successfully with the current static git ffmpeg release.
ffmpeg developers are working with subtitle support, but as far as I know it's only working in the latest ffmpeg.
mencoder will burn subtitles instantly, if you want to try that instead.