I’ve been running MCEBuddy for a while now, works great. I have it process all of my Plex dvr recordings extract the closed captions and remux them into a resulting MKV file. This has worked beautifully for years. HOWEVER, The latest version of Plex now has support for EIA_608 subtitles, and they are showing up as ‘Unknown’ subtitle on all of my recordings, because I’m NOT reencoding the video, just remuxing. So now the EIA subs, A) looks like crap, but B) causes the srt file to not be auto-selected and played as previously was the case. Since I have hearing impaired people in my house, having them automatically on at all times is a requirement.
Not to mention the display of the EIA subtitles looks horrible compared to the nice clean srt subs.
After a bit of searching I found that ffmpeg CAN remove the EIA_608 text from the ts (or mkv) file… using this command:
ffmpeg -i input.mkv -codec copy -bsf:v “filter_units=remove_types=6” output.mkv
I’ve tested this and it works as expected. So here’s the feature request, OR an ask from you is there some way to do this now?
Give me the option to run that ffmpeg command AFTER you’ve extracted the subs to an srt file, THEN remux to mkv and add the subtitles back in.
Thanks in advance for your help.