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popopplio [Avatar]
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Yes, before anyone says that Power2Go isn't able to add subtitless but PowerDirector can, I know and that's the problem.

I'm using the latest trial version of Power2Go to burn a bunch of videos to one disc (special thanks to the Moderator who suggested the app in my last forum post, you rule!) but as far as I know I can't import subtitle files (which are .srt) in that app. But for PowerDirector18 while I'm able to insert those files the actual videos for the disc overflow the disc's limit and I wouldn't be able to burn it. So I can either burn my disc but won't be able to use subtitles or have subtitles but won't be able to burn the disc at all, of course neither will do so now what?? Is there another program I can use or am I just missing sonething again? Plz help!!
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Hello,

You can use the subtitles feature in PowerDirector 18 to add the subtitles and then Produce them as video files, not burn them to a disc. Then burn these video files to a DVD in Power2Go.

If you use the "Create subtitles for discs/files" subtitle type and then produce the files as MKV files, you can will have the ability to turn the subtitles on/off in media players. Or you can just imprint them on the disc:

https://help.cyberlink.com/stat/help/powerdirector/18/enu/18_00_00_creating_subtitles.html

What type of player will you be using to play back these DVDs? A standalone DVD player or a media player on a PC such as VLC?

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The Moderator was not wrong. You didn’t tell him that you wanted to do subtitles on a 195.5 minute video in your previous post. Use an online bitrate calculator and you will find that producing a mpeg-2 file at a Video bitrate of 4000 Kbps and LCPM audio of 1500 Kbps will fit that DVD DL disc in your PD18. Use a custom profile.

In PD18, all you have to do is disable the subtitle track before producing. Put the Produced file butt up at the end of the last clip. Delete everything in front of the Produced file. The created chapters should line up perfectly. Re-enable the subtitle track and check Create a folder in the Final output window and click Start burning. You can then play the folder as a DVD with VLC or PowerDVD. If everything is fine then you can burn that folder with Power2Go or use PowerDirector or Windows to burn to a DVD DL disc. The folder should be between 8 to 8.5 GB in size depending on the menu used.

This is the first time you will attempt to do this so many mistakes may be made along the way. You should add a suffix to each major change and do a save as on the project file so you have backups along the way until you master it. This is the way I do discs.

Hope this help you create the first DVD that you want.

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popopplio [Avatar]
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Quote Hello,

You can use the subtitles feature in PowerDirector 18 to add the subtitles and then Produce them as video files, not burn them to a disc. Then burn these video files to a DVD in Power2Go.

If you use the "Create subtitles for discs/files" subtitle type and then produce the files as MKV files, you can will have the ability to turn the subtitles on/off in media players. Or you can just imprint them on the disc:

https://help.cyberlink.com/stat/help/powerdirector/18/enu/18_00_00_creating_subtitles.html

What type of player will you be using to play back these DVDs? A standalone DVD player or a media player on a PC such as VLC?

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I'll be using a standalone DVD player
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