NFO Question

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Pasta88, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Expert

    Jun 17, 2009
    Guys, can someone tell me how to insert NFO file into a movie so I can have the subtitles with the movie? Please keep it simple. I want to use ashampoo but could use convertxtodvd. Plz dont give me a url with instruction as I would understand it better from you.

  2. jellybelly

    jellybelly MDL Member

    Oct 30, 2009
    You are mixing the two up.

    NFO files != subtitles.

    Subtitles = subtitles.

    NFO = information about the file.

    For example you can find some subtitles here

    And although this information does not help you in your quest, at least you will have the correct terminology ;)

    I'm not too familiar with embedding subtitles into a file that doesn't have them.. I'm not sure if you'd have to re-encode the file with the subtitles before burning them or if any burning programs will include the subtitles for you somehow.

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

    Jul 29, 2009
    nfo files are essentially a txt file you can open with something like notepad. Subtitle files are just a txt file (well, srt is...) with the captions and time stamp. The rest depends on your video source.

    If playing on PC or certain media players, just name the subtitle file the exact same as the video file in the same directory, and many players will use them, although you may have to turn on the actual subtitles in the player.

    If you want to permanently add them, its a little tougher. If your source is an mkv, m2ts, or ts then you can simply "mux" the subtitles into the file with something like mkvtoolnix. MKV is just a "container" (like a zip file) with the proper headers for the a\v. It does not need to re-encode the video. If your source is avi, then you MUST re-encode the video to have hard coded subs. This can take time, degrade quality (as re-encodes always do), and the subs are hard-coded; you can't turn them off.
  4. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

    Apr 25, 2010
    I translate this the following way: Don't give me any material which I have to understand on how to do it. Please learn and think for me instead and instruct me step by step to do it or better do it for me. It would be cruel for me to learn it myselve becouse when I have to learn or think that hard my brain realy hurts. :mad::mad:

    So enought troling from my side. As also mentioned by some other posteres (which are more patient with such type of question-askers) NFO and subtitles are very different things and you normaly don't want to encode the subtitles in the videos because once they are encoded in the vid they stay there forever like a tatoo or branding. You are basicaly enforcing your subtiles on the viewer even if the viewer understands the original language.

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

    Jul 29, 2009
    @BigW lol, now i want to change my answer, eff bruinator.:)