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PGS Subtitle Won’t Appear Fix – How to Convert PGS to SRT

Author by Oswald

August 01, 2019

HDMV PGS not showing? The device, video player or media server you’re currently using doesn’t have native support for PGS subtitles? A good solution is to convert PGS to SRT. In this article, I’ll show you how to convert PGS subtitles to SRT subtitles with an open-source subtitle editor.

Q: I have searched for a way to convert PGS subtitles associated with some MKV files to SRT that Roku can recognize. Does anyone know what settings I can try to use?

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A: Actually, PGS is not a text-based subtitle, it’s just a timed sequence of graphic images. Just like you want to extract subtitles from DVD, to convert PGS to SRT, OCR (Optical Character Recognition) is a necessary process. Simply put, you need a third-party tool to identify the subtitles on the image and then transcribe it to texted-based SRT subtitle files.

Now, to save your trouble scouring for a proper subtitle capture software, here’s a well-tested one – Subtitle Edit. Subtitle Edit is completely free and open-source PGS to SRT converter that features powerful OCR, wide range support of subtitle format (200+) and sleek operation buttons. By the way, if you are acquainted with Handbrake, you can easily get the hang of Subtitle Edit since they are such alike.

How to Convert PGS to SRT with Subtitle Edit

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Step 1. Get Subtitle Edit download at https://www.nikse.dk/subtitleedit. Install and launch it.

Step 2. Click tab “File” > Import subtitle from Matroska (.mkv) file. (Or try drag and drop the video file in other formats into the program)

Step 3. Select the video file with PGS subtitles, click “Open”. Subtitle Edit will automatically import and read the video file, and the OCR window pops up.

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Step 4. Click “Start OCR” on the OCR window, and Subtitle Edit will start transcribing.

It’s inevitable that the transcription is not accurate at times, manually modify the incorrect ones at the box at the left side of the “OCR” button.

If needed, double-click on each transcription to inspect compare matches and modify text associated with each image.

Click “OK” to get back to the main workplace when it’s done.

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Step 5. Click on the “Format” option above > Select “SubRip (.srt)”, set “Encoding” as “Unicode (UTF-8)”. Then click the “File” tab > “Save as” > Customize filename for your subtitle > Save

Finally, we have managed to convert PGS subtitles to SRT.

Simple Steps to Hardcode PGS or SRT Subtitle to Video with WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory

Hardcode SRT to Video

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Step 1. Load Video into the Program

Launch WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory. Click “Add Files” button to import the videos you intend to add hard-coded subtitle to. Then define the destination path at the “Save to…” box.

Step 2. Hardcode Subtitle to Your Video

Click on the subtitle option (with a character “T”), and select the PGS subtitle for the currently selected video. Then click “Run” to start the hard-coding process.

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If you are looking for other assistance in processing your movie videos, there are more things that WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory can do for you - Add or remove SRT, SSA, ASS, etc. subtitle; Compress large videos; Convert video to a specific format or device; Transcode your video with advanced encoder for better quality with smaller size… Enjoy your movies!

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