Adding subtitles to video using shell

The libav is a ffmpeg fork and it has the most ffmpeg features. As libav is an official Debian package, it will be used like a tool to add subtitles but it works like a ffmpeg.

To add a subtitle to video, it’s needed to use avconv that is included in libav-tools package. So, let’s install it.

$sudo aptitude install libav-tools

So, it’s simple to add subtitles to a video.

avconv -i foobar.ogv -vf foobar-subtitle.ogv
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