Creating iPod videos from VOB with subtitles

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by meriadoc, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. meriadoc macrumors newbie

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    Hullo,

    I have VisualHub, and I can convert DVD VOB files to iPod touch format, but I am deaf and I want the converted file to include the subtitles. How can I do this?

    Cheers

    Meriadoc
     
  2. elitexero macrumors newbie

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    I'm not familiar with the program at all, but try seeing if there's a way to hard-encode the subtitles into the video. That way you make sure the video itself actually physically has the subtitles watermarked into it. No idea if this is possible, but thought I'd try to give you a start. If not, maybe other software can do it.
     
  3. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

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    Handbrake can certainly do this. Many films have forced subtitles for certain things which were printed on the image for cinematic release so if you just encode the video file from the DVD you can lose these. Handbrake includes the ability to include the subtitles, or any others, directly on the encoded image.
     
  4. meriadoc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very interesting, many thanks. Will check out Handbrake.

    Incidentally, trying to create iPod Touch versions of some of the Region 2 DVDs I have -not going well. The output is an incredibly poor quality movie with smearing and pixellation, despite using the highest quality settings in VisualHub.

    Is this something to do with the copy protection on the DVD?

    Cheers,
    Meriadoc
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

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    It's possible. Handbrake should create a beautiful transfer, so give it a shot.
     
  6. meriadoc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for long delay, just a quick note to say that I'm using handbrake and it works perfectly - beautiful transfer, and subtitles can be included. Many thanks!

    Meriadoc
     
  7. mechler macrumors member

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    Did you ever resolve the region 2 DVD problems. Are those PAL? I wouldn't think it's an encryption problem as much as a frame rate issue, but I'm not sure.
     
  8. meriadoc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't have any problems at all with Handbrake, it performs a perfect transfer every time.

    I had severe quality problems with VisualHub when transferring from DVDs, I have no idea whether this was restricted to Region 2 DVDs or not. Non-DVD clips worked fine. Handbrake does not seem to have any of these issues.

    Cheers
     

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