Most of the examples on the internet advice you to use an external file to burn subtitles into the video with -vf subtitles=subtitle.srt. How can I do that when the subtitles are embedded into the video file?

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Edit: Now I understand what's burning. It means writing subtitle in video frames.

Extract subtitle using

ffmpeg -i <video file> -c:s copy <output subtitle>

Now, follow the -vf subtitles=subtitle.srt method you found earlier.

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