Removing Text Stream from AVC Video

glenpinn

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Hi peeps, i downloaded every episode of a TV show (all seasons) and when i play them on my new 65" LG smart tv using a portable hard drive i get the dam subtitles on my screen in big bold white text, and i need to get rid of it.

My TV already has Subtitles disabled, so i don't know if there is any other way of disabling them.

Just wondering if i can smart render these video files using VRD Pro and remove the text stream, as i am assuming that the reference to the first text stream in this screenshot is the culprit.

I did google this topic and i found many websites offering fixes, and one of them was flogging off a free video conversion tool that they claim can reconvert video files and remove subtitles in the process, but there is no way that i am using these dodgy tools.

LG claim that by turning off the subtitle option on my TV should fix it, but it doesn't, and other tv shows that i have downloaded sometimes also display subtitles.

Cheers
 

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jmc

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Hmm, I only work with dvd subtitles(images) and CC (closed caption-text).
I can get rid of dvd subs but never been able to remove CC.

All I can suggest is move the file into different containers and see if one of them does not support
the unwanted subtitles.

Are you sure that the subtitles are not "burnt in"?
 

glenpinn

Member
What do you mean "burnt in"

I just re-rendered one of the MP4 AVC files to MKV and also to MP4 HEVC and the Subtitles are now gone, so i will re-encode all 79 episodes to HEVC to save storage space (each one is 24 minutes)

Still curious why Subs appear on MP4 video files that i download, and then need to recode.
 
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jmc

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MP4 and MPG can handle CC (closed caption) text subtitles.

"Burnt In" is the subtitles becoming part of the video image itself when it is recorded.
No longer separate as Text or .idx/.sub for dvds.
 

glenpinn

Member
Thank you, i have re-encoded all 79 files and Subs have gone, which is great, but what a task.

Rather than keep the files at 1080p AVC i dropped them to 720p HEVC and when i play them on the 65" 4k TV they look very close in quality to the original 1080p files, so i ended up dropping from 48gb in storage space to 15gb which is amazing, given that i will be keeping these files for a long time, and i will be uploading them to my Sync.com cloud storage service.
 
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