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Jan 8, 2011, 04:38 PM
Anyone know if I need to worry about forced subtitles for any of the following shows?
What is the best way to get forced subtitles using Handbrake?
Jan 8, 2011, 04:56 PM
Here is my process....... (might not be the most efficient)
I play the movie/show with an ordinary DVD player, and look to see if the disc automatically chose a subtitle setting, if it did I select that in handbrake.
The newest handbrake (released a few days ago) and I think the previous version has a selection under subtitle called Foreign Audio Search (Bitmap). I turn that on, it scans a movie/show, and if it one that forces subtitles only during certain scenes it will pick that up... (kill bill, defiance, boondocks saints 2 come to mind for examples.)
http://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/Subtitles for more info.
I always hard burn them in to the video, I don't think iPads, apple tv's etc can use selectable ones.
Jan 8, 2011, 05:40 PM
There were no subtitles in The Wire. Pretty sure there was nothing in the Sopranos as well, but it's been a while since I've watched that series.
Jan 10, 2011, 09:07 AM
I believe the previous "release" of Handbrake had some issues with forced subtitles, which required using one of the "dailies" instead. I can only assume they have fixed this in the latest release.