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vidcoder logoNowadays most high definition content is in MKV format. However a lot of devices don't support this container. Instead they support the MP4 format. In this guide I will show you how to convert your MKV video files to MP4 and hardcode subtitles. For this guide I will use VidCoder. VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding freeware application for Windows. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine. Therefore apart from MKV you can convert any AVI/DVD/Blu-ray files into MKV or MP4. Download VidCoder and let's get started with the tutorial.

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vlc logoSearching for the correct and synchronized movie/video subtitles is always a boring thing to do. However if you are using VLC you can use VLSub. VLSub is an extension which allows you to search and download from opensubtitles.org using the hash of the video currently playing or his IMDB title. The extension should work with VLC 1.1.0+ and the new VLC 2.0 on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. I have tested it under Linux.

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matroska-logoIn this guide I will show you how to split large MKV files into smaller ones with a specified file size. Matroska is a video container that can hold an unlimited number of audio, video and subtitles in a single file. It is commonly used to store large H.264 videos and movies in .mkv files. Why would you want to split such a file to smaller ones? Maybe because you want to copy it on 4.7GB DVD or on a FAT32 partition. For one reason or the other we are going to use MKVToolnix. Download MKVToolnix, install it and let's begin with our tutorial.

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movie filmIn previous tutorials I have described How to add subtitles to .mkv files using MKVToolnix, How to hardcode subtitles to AVI files using AVI ReComp and How to embed/hardcode subtitles in your videos using VirtualDub. This time I will describe how to add subtitles to AVI files using AviAddXSubs. The differences with the previous guides is that the output video file is to be played only on the PS3 and DIVX DVD players, the subtitles are switchable and no reencoding is needed! So, download AviAddXSubs, extract it, run the application and let's get started!

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matroska-logoIn this tutorial I will describe you how to add subtitles into a matroska .mkv file. The software I will use is mkvmerge GUI which is part of the MKVToolnix package. Both programs are available for Windows and Linux. Here I will use the Windows version. Since I suppose you already have the video file along with its .srt subtitles somewhere in your hard disk download the latest version of MKVToolnix, install it and let's get started!

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avirecomp-logoIn one of my previous guides I have shown you How to embed/hardcode subtitles in your videos using VirtualDub. The disadvantage of this method is that you have to reencode your original video thus leading to a quality loss. In this tutorial I will describe you how to hardcode your subtitles to an AVI video file using Avi ReComp. Why would you want to embed subtitles to a movie file? If you want to watch your favorite movie or TV show in a handheld device (such as iPhone, iPod Touch, PSP, your mobiled phone etc.) you have no other option but to embed the subtitles file since those devices don't support external .srt files. So, download Avi ReComp, its freeware, install it and let's get started.

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matroska-logoIn this guide I will describe you the steps on how to easily convert MKV video files to  AVI. Of course someone would ask why to do this, MKV along with the H.264 codec has better quality. Well a simple answer is in order to reproduce the video file on a standalone divx player and watch it in your TV or in any other portable device that doesn't support mkv files. Just for the record MKV stands for Matroska Multimedia Container and it is an open standard free container format, in other words it's a file format that can hold video, audio and subtitles in a single file.

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media-center-master-logoIf you are using Media Center software such as Windows Media Center (WMC), XBMC or Boxee you will know that it looks awesome when apart from the video files you keep movie's metadata, backdrops, posters, trailers, story plot etc. In this guide I will show you a freeware program which makes the job of collecting and organizing metadata fast and easy. Download Media Center Master install it and let's get started.

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