I checked into MakeMKV but it didn’t seem to have support for hard-coding subtitles the way I would like. Maybe I missed it.
This is for my job as a film professor. Typically, I’d screen the films in the classroom but now I have to rip them and upload them to the university’s streaming site so my students can watch at home.
I’d like to hard-code the subtitles because they look better than if I upload the video file and then a separate SRT file. The closed caption effect of white text on a black box is ugly and it offends my aesthetic sensibilities! I’d prefer to have it look like it does when I screen the film in person.
The specific film I’d like to rip today is actually available in 720p on youtube.
You can see what I mean about the subtitles… my university streaming site looks much the same. Yuck. I’d like to avoid just sending out this youtube link in favor of giving them 1080p with nicer subtitles.