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SRT subtitles in source MKV become ASS in ecoded MKV

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VidCoder-1.5.31 - I re-encode MKV that has embedded SRT (TXT-UTF8) subtitles.
The output is also MKV, but the resulting embeded subtitle is ASS.
Version 1.4.25 keeps the SRT also after conversion.

Is there an option that transforms SRT to SSA that can be DISABLED?
Problem is that PLEX on SamsungTV only sees SRTs inside MKVs and gives an error if ASS is embeded...

Thank you.

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RandomEngy wrote Jul 20, 2015 at 3:40 PM

There isn't any option that transforms subtitles if you're taking from a source video. I'm not entirely certain how the HandBrake engine handles that. You might try and see if it has the same behavior in the latest HandBrake nightlies and asking them about it.

Ju5tin wrote Jul 21, 2015 at 7:10 AM

Thanks. Will try that. I still wonder why would HB take the SRT from the source MKV and transform it into SSA in the output and not just take the sub as is (SRT-->SRT, ASS-->ASS, SUB-->SUB etc)...