Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How to convert MKV to M4V with external srt subtitles embedded

Summary: This article will show you how to convert MKV to M4V and add srt subtitles on Win/Mac (Windows 8.1 and Mavericks included) by Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. 


Quesion:

Hi everyone,

I want to ge all my MKV files to be natively played on my iPhone 5S/5C, iPad Air and Apple TV 3. I'd like to know if it's possible to create an iTunes-like file from the MKV, which would be an M4V file for easily syncing to my Apple devices. Plus, I want to add an external .srt subtitle embedded into the M4V output. This way, I'll end up with a file format similar to that from the iTunes Store, and no transcoding would be necessary for any of my iOS devices.

Any thoughts? 


MKV is a container format that like AVI, MP4 or ASF that can store various video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. Since it is an open standard free container format, nowadays we can easily download various sorts of MKV files online free of charge.

Have saved many MKV files and want to transfer these fantastic videos to your idevice, such as iPod, iPhone or iPad for playback as above? You might have found out that some kinds of MKV files are unaccepted by your Mac application or Apple products, then you need to convert MKV to M4V on Mac, for M4V is fully compatible with iTunes. After that, you can easily stream and sync the converted files to your iPod, iPhone or iPad for playing. This article focuses on the best and easiest way to convert MKV to M4V with srt subtitles.


First and for the most, you need to choose a professional app- Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate as your assistant. It can finish the entire MKV to M4V conversion task with super high speed and keep the output files in good quality simultaneously.

Features:
  • Integrate with BDMagic, DVDAid, and any Video Converter.
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  • Add *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitle files to BD/DVD movie or videos.
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  • Help enjoy BD/DVD movies & camcorder videos on iOS/Android/Windows Tablets & Phones, and HD Media Players.
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How to convert MKV to M4V embedded with SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle you need?

Step 1. Import your source MKV files.

Click “Add Video” to load MKV files to Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.



Step 2. Choose a suitable output format.

Choose a desired output format by clicking the “Format” option. Then, choose "Common Video > M4V - MPEG-4 Video(*.m4v)" for play on your iPod, iPhone or iPad playing.



Tips: To get M4V files with high quality and meet your own demand, you are allowed adjusting the video and audio parameters for output M4V files including Codec, Bitrate, Size, Frame Rate and so on.



Step 3. Export M4V video with subtitle you want.

Now, it’s time to save subtitle to M4V video permanently.

First of all, you need to find your language subtitle from website. Though there is no 100% guarantees of availability, you still have great chances to get you desired language subtitle after an easy search on Google. Best subtitle file searching method: “movie title” + “your preferred language” + “subtitle” as the search strings. Here I share four free subtitle files download website:
Of course, you can also download the subtitle edit software, make a custom subtitle you need and different style through font, color, size, position, transparency, etc.

After getting subtitle files from internet, choose “Edit” button to launch the video editing window. Go to “Subtitle” tab, check “Enable”, then click “Browse” button to load an external subtitle files (.srt, .ssa or .ass). After the subtitle is loaded, click “OK” button to return to the primary window.



Tip: By click “Edit” button, you can also do some simple editor: Trim, Corp, Add Watemark, Special Effect, Deinterlacing, Audio Editor.

Step 4. Convert MKV to M4V embedded with subtitle you need.

Finally, click “Convert” button to start conversion. Then click “Open” button to find the generated M4V files, the subtitle you need will be written permanently on the output video and sync to your iPod, iPhone or iPad via iTunes.
Tips: Acceleration will speed up the MKV to M4V conversion and help to save time for you. You can find it under “Option”:



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What are subtitles?

Subtitles are textual versions of the dialog in TV programs, movies, animes, etc., usually put at the bottom of the screen. People who can’t understand the spoken dialogue could still know what is playing by watching subtitles. It’s also a good way to learn foreign language by adding subtitles.

There are two common types of subtitles – softsub and hardsub, which are added to videos temporarily or permanently with different software. Hard subtitle is added to M4V video in this article. As for the softsub, they can be display while playing with compatible media player. For example, when you’re using VLC Media Player to watch video, you’re able to load subtitle from Video > Subtitle Track > Load File.


More tips:

If you are a DVD lover, turn to the gudie to learn watch DVD movies with External Subtitles (srt/ass/ssa) on Android/iOS device.

For BD disc owners, read how to backup Blu-ray movies to iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod) with forced subtitle.

That’s all. Happy every day!

See also:

DVD Subtitle Ripper - Rip DVD with Forced Subtitles Getting a SRT file to MP4- How to add srt subtitles to MP4 video natively?
Backup Blu-ray disc to Mac with forced subtitles 

1 comment:

  1. You can use Avdshare Video Converter to Convert MKV to Play MKV in iTunes, iPad, iPhone.You find it athttp://www.avdshare.com/convert-mkv-to-itunes

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