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I have a French movie (.mkv file) which has truly awful English subtitles. I have downloaded a better subs file (.srt format).

How do I strip out the existing subs (if it is necessary to do so) and import the new sub file in to the movie?

Can I achieve it using VLC player or will I need extra software?

I play .mkv movie files via VLC (v.0.9.10 for PPC) or Movist (v.0.6.8) players on OS X Tiger 10.4.11.

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If the subtitles are hard-coded, there's really nothing you can do about that. So the first thing to do is to examine the file in VLC or something else and determine if that's the case.
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If the subtitles are hard-coded, there's really nothing you can do about that. So the first thing to do is to examine the file in VLC or something else and determine if that's the case.
I agree.

Or use finder and look for a .srt file n that movie just might pop up

If you find the subs file all you should need to do is trash it . . .. .

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You can remux the movie using MKVToolnix, removing the existing .srt subs and replacing it with the new.

Download MKVtoolnix for Mac - Create/alter/inspect Matroska (mkv) files. MacUpdate.com

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''Or use finder and look for a .srt file''

Tried the above but found no .srt files.


And thanks for the link Kevriano. Unfortunately it is for OS X 10.5: I'm using 10.4.11.

Anyway, I've sorted it, and for anyone else who is interested, this is what I did:

Rename the new subtitles (.srt) file exactly the same as the movie (.mkv) file, in my case '22 Bullets.srt' and '22 Bullets.mkv' and place both files in the same folder.

When playing the movie in VLC, off the top drop down menu bar, go to: video > subtitles track and choose, in my case, the newly appearing 'subtitles 2' option, which will replace the original subs with the new ones.
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