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Does Plex support .srt subtitle files?

Trouble playing mp4 file with .srt subtitle on Plex
Hi,I have used Fairmount, D-Subtitler and Handbrake to create an mp4 file of Pride and Prejudice. I'm trying to get soft subtitles on the mp4 file so that they can be turned on/off rather than burned in permanently. Problem is: the movie won't play on Plex. It will play on VLC, so i'm pretty sure the .srt file I imported into Handbrake got encoded properly. I read on a plex forum that Plex doesn't support .srt subtitle files, but then i read elsewhere that it does. Can someone please help me figure out how to use Handbrake with soft titles and Plex? I like both applications and want to find a solution. Thanks.

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  • sansnipplesansnipple Posts: 1,151Members
    edited April 2010
    yes, plex does support srt subs, but not (currently) in mp4 containers. the mp4 container spec doesn't support soft subs, theres a long thread on it somewhere around here if you care to find it.

    the solution? use MKV containers! you can recontainer existing encodes with mkvmerge without having to encode in handbrake again.

    or if you absolutely insist on using the crappy mp4 container, you can just leave the srt subs as seperate files in the same folder and plex will find them as long as the filename is the same as the movie, eg: "movie (1971).mp4", "movie (1971).srt"
  • HebhansenHebhansen Posts: 268Members
    edited February 2011
    Billy Joe wrote:

    or if you absolutely insist on using the crappy mp4 container, you can just leave the srt subs as seperate files in the same folder and plex will find them as long as the filename is the same as the movie, eg: "movie (1971).mp4", "movie (1971).srt"


    Can I add multiple subs?? I mean if it has to have the same name how can a differ more files?

    Btw. what's wrong with crappy mp4 container? What is preferred and why?

    What's the difference between mp4 and m4v? and that as opposed to mkv. Would really like to know...
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