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I have a .mkv video with SSA/ASS subtitles & I want to convert it to .mp4 so I can watch it on my iPad. The video converts without errors but the subtitles are not there. How do I fix this?

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You might want to include details like with what software you are converting the video. –  Gerry Sep 29 '11 at 11:34
I'm using Miro Video Converter –  Samantha Catania Sep 29 '11 at 11:35
tried with iVl, same result –  Samantha Catania Sep 29 '11 at 11:44
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

I know relatively easy and free way that I will share

  1. Subtitles have to be converted to SRT format. You may do that with Jubler.
  2. Then I'm using Handbrake to convert to h.264 with soft subtitles. Here is the guide.

  3. Alternatively you may use MKVTools to convert video without reencoding (in case it's already in h.264) to save time and after that add subtitles with Subler. You may try to import SSA subtitles (I don't have such on hand now to check if SSA will work with Subler so please report back if it will)

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Subler was enough for what I needed. Thx x x x –  Samantha Catania Sep 29 '11 at 12:36
Samantha Have a look at MKVTools it's the fastest way to convert to iPad compatible format for many .mkv files (you don't need to re-encode video usually since usually it's already in h.264) –  iskra Sep 29 '11 at 13:30
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