The new tsMuxeR version 1.84 introduces support for .SRT subtitle format. In our previous guides we have shown you how to author Blu-ray/AVCHD discs from .MKV files using tsMuxeR. This guide is an extension to our previous guide, covering the new subtitle features of the tsMuxeR. By using this guide you can convert compliant high definition .MKV (Matroska) source files to the AVCHD format, with subtitles but without the lengthy process of re-encoding the file.
- Read our guide: Convert .MKV files to Blu-ray or AVCHD for PlayStation 3 using tsMuxeR
- Matroska .MKV video file with AVC (h.264) video and AC3 audio streams
- A matching .SRT subtitle file for the .MKV video
- Click Add to load a subtitle file. It will appear to the user interface along with the audio and video track.
- You can also add a delay to your subtitles. Normally this is not needed, but if it seems that your subtitles are not in sync with the audio, you can try to fix things by adding delay.
- Open the Subtitles tab to adjust a few more settings
The default Font in txMuxeR v1.84 is Times Roman of 60 pixels. This however does not look very good, at least not on my 720p 32″ television – the text was rather larger, Times Roman is not the nicest font for subtitles, and they were also placed a bit too low. You should try the settings and experiment how it looks on your setup – for an example, using a 1080p resolution the large font size might be suitable. I used the following settings to achieve more a more appealing subtitles using my setup.
- Use font Arial
- Size 40 pixels
- Bottom offset 30 pixels
But remember, your mileage may vary, depending on your resolution, TV, projector or what ever you use as the display.
Finish the authoring and burn the result as described in our AVCHD guide. As a result you will have a AVCHD disc with subtitles. In PlayStation 3 playback mode, press triangle button to access the options and choose subtitle options to enable them.