[FFmpeg-user] Transcoding video with subtitles to mp4 or mpegts

Xavier Benech xavier.benech at xb-labs.fr
Thu Sep 11 11:36:03 CEST 2014

Thanks for your answer.

Just to be sure, is there any bitmap subtitles codec that may be used in 
mp4 or mpeg-ts container?


On 10/09/14 18:49, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Xavier Benech <xavier.benech <at> xb-labs.fr> writes:
>> I've got videos with several subtitles streams using
>> subrip and dvdsub codecs.
>> When I try to transcode them into mp4 and/or mpegts,
>> from what I've read so far it seems I must use
>> "-scodec mov_text" option.
> Note that unfortunately the output files are still
> not completely compatible with Quicktime;-(
>> But this seems to work only if input subtitles
>> stream contains subtitles as text.
> Definitely (FFmpeg does not use OCR).
>> This leads to my question: How can I determine if a
>> subtitle stream can be transcode to "mov_text"? Is
>> there a list of subtitles codecs that are pur text?
> The following are the bitmap subtitles:
> dvbsub, dvdsub, xsub and pgssub
> Teletext is both.
> Carl Eugen
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