Apologies for the delay here, @RBoy. I was out of town and got back in yesterday, and was able to upload more information for you this morning.
To reiterate, there are two conversions occurring within the scenario we’re discussing here:
- (Referenced as
.m4v. MCEBuddy performs this conversion either when Plex performs post-processing or by adding a
.ts file directly to MCEBuddy’s queue. Each time this particular conversion occurs, it works exactly as expected: the file gets converted and subtitles are embedded within the resulting
.m4v file. Note that
Extract closed captions and subtitles was not needed for this to work as such. FWIW, when I say “embedded” subtitles, I mean that they are in the resulting
.m4v file and I can see them if I copy this
.m4v file into a new directory altogether and probe it via Handbrake:
- (Referenced as
.mv4 With this conversion, I am taking the output of the
First conversion (which has embedded subtitles within it), using Custom Cuts to create the .
edl file, and then further using
Process with MCEBuddy to send it to MCEBuddy’s queue. While the input from
First does have embedded subtitles, these subtitles never make it into the output of this
Second conversion task, whether using
Extract closed captions and subtitles or not.
As mentioned earlier, I have uploaded an additional example of this scenario created from scratch into the shared folder above (in addition to archiving the previous example). In the shared folder above, there should now be a total of three folders:
.Archive has the files from before. You can ignore this as it only exists for history purposes.
First contains the input (
.ts), outputs (
.m4v) as well as the
.log file from the
First conversion described above. That is, this is the
.m4v conversion that works as expected, resulting in embedded subtitles. The outputs from this conversion were then copied into a new folder and utilized as inputs for the next (
Second) conversion task:
Second contains the outputs of the
Second conversion outlined above. That is, this is the
.m4v conversion along with its
.log file as a result of using Custom Cuts. This folder contains the resulting
.m4v file that is encountering the issue of subtitles not being embedded at all.
All told, you should see that
First\NFL Football - S2019E2069 - Kansas City Chiefs at Detroit Lions.m4v contains embedded subtitles, whereas
Second\NFL Football - S2019E2069 - Kansas City Chiefs at Detroit Lions.m4v does not.
Please let me know if there is any further information I can provide to further assist.