Really need help ripping subtitles to srt file

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  1. RadicalxEdward, Feb 2, 2015
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    RadicalxEdward macrumors 6502

    RadicalxEdward

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    yes, I know this has been covered 1000 times for various use cases over the years. But right now, today, it seems as if the options that actually work for the mac are outdated and either can't be downloaded anymore, or don't work on current versions of ox c (ppc only). I've tried a LOT of others suggestions before resorting to posting this and none of them worked.

    Here's what i'm trying to do. I have a collection of DVD's backed up to an external hard drive that have been sitting there as pure DVD rips taking up loads of space for years. I finally want to take the time to go through and convert them all to m4v's to use on my mac, iphone, and apple tv 3. I've finally found the best video settings for the video conversion in handbrake, but now i'm stuck on the subtitle issue. I want to have multiple soft subtitles in my m4v's. I've done this before, so i know it's possible, I just used srt's, not dvd subs. Handbrake will only play nicely with srt's. So I need a way to rip the subtitles from the dvd's into SRT format so i can use them with handbrake.

    I've tried isubtitle, subler, makemkv, mkvtools, mkvtoolnix, handbrake, jubler, ffmepg, avidemux, youtube tutorials etc etc etc and none are getting the job done. I'm technically inclined, this crap just doesn't work anymore.

    Does anyone know of any software for the mac that enables you to rip subtitles from dvd's and save them as srt files?

    (please don't submit links that are dead, d-subtitle is ppc only too)

    Thank you all for your help! This is driving me nuts.
     
  2. mic j macrumors 68030

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    Have you considered downloading the srt? There are multiple websites that offer subtitle srt files for download. That is what I always did. Much easier than trying to create your own srt. Only if I couldn't find an srt to download did I go and create one.
     
  3. kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    Did a quick test with Avidemux 2.5.3 for Mac on Mavericks and it still seems to work.
     
  4. RadicalxEdward thread starter macrumors 6502

    RadicalxEdward

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    Yes, I did consider this, but it's not going to be an option most of the time.


    The version they have up is 2.6.8. I've seen tutorials for older versions, but not sources on where to get the older version that's from a trusted source, not some guys blog. Would you be willing to check out 2.6.8 and seeing if you can help me figure out how to do it in that? They've changed a lot since the 2.5.x versions i've seen tutorials for.

    UPDATE: I think i've found an avidemux wiki page that talks about how to accomplish it. I'll try it and if it works I'll post the solution for other people to use.
     
  5. kryten2 macrumors 6502a

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    Before using 2.5.3 I checked out the menu items on 2.6.8, especially the Tools menu for the VOB -> VobSub menu item but found nothing.
     

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