[FFmpeg-user] Overlay PGS subtitles without re-encoding file or losing picture quality?

Mark Filipak markfilipak.noreply at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 06:58:36 EEST 2022

On 2022-03-29 20:15, Ramon Brea wrote:
> 	I’ve been converting my physical movies to m2ts and using mkvtoolnix to convert them to mkv format with the intent of eventually converting them to mp4 for playback on most devices. Thats why I want the mkv or mp4 file to have burn-in/hardcoded subs. The subtitles are PGS or .sup format, which is a picture based format. I’ve been reading the overlay video filter section of the ffmpeg site. I'm trying to overlay (burn-in/hardcode) the pgs subtitles over the video stream without having to re-encode the video file and lose picture quality. Is this possible?

No. Burning in makes the subs part of the pictures.

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