Forced Subtitles in Handbrake...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jkramb, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Anyone know if I need to worry about forced subtitles for any of the following shows?
    The Wire
    The Sopranos

    What is the best way to get forced subtitles using Handbrake?
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2007
    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.) 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.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    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.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    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.

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