Subtitles issues - switch on and off?
I've just started to rip DVDs onto my VB having used it for music for some time. I've just upgraded to VB 2.0 etc as my makemkv version was too old.
the VB rips the DVDs fine, however I've got the infernal problem of the subtitles remaining visible. I've looked through the entire forum as well as the guides and FAQ etc. No one seems to have the solution, unless I've missed anything? I apologise if it's been covered already but I really cannot find any more info on the subject.
A few people have said subtitles are determined by the VB, but how? I've looked all through the Web GUI but can't find any setting that talks about subtitles. I also tried someone else's suggestion to select the "rip tracks longer than ... seconds", which makes the ripping a lot faster BTW (great side effect) but still shows the subtitles.
I can switch them off in VLC which is fine, but I rarely watch DVDs on my mac, I watch them through my projector surrounds sound set up.
What I really need is either how to remove them, or how to switch them on and off, so that I can remove English subtitles for most, but retain subtitles for foreign films.
Any ideas? Subtitles when you don't want them are just plain irritating. I don't want to rip my entire DVD collection before I know there is a definite solution or not, as it's going to take me ages...
V in the UK
The subtitles aren't hard-coded in in MKVs, like they are in AVIs. You can switch them off on your client (like VLC), or a DLNA client (like PS3, Boxee) or SMB client (like XBox, Boxee).
The MKV container houses the video, all the audio channels, and all the subtitle tracks from the DVD/BD. It's just a matter of turning them off in your clients settings.
Displaying subtitles is completely based on your player. What player are you using?
Hi, I'm planning to play my dvds through my VB onto my projector instead of using my current DVD player (once I've worked out how to do it!)
Originally Posted by andrew
Not planning to watch them on my laptop though, so I need to work out how to turn them off when watching through my projector, but thanks for explaining how it works.
Originally Posted by divreg
Originally Posted by VWUK
But you aren't playing the DVDs. You are playing the MKVs created by ripping the DVDs.
Originally Posted by VWUK
What player are you using? An example setup goes like this:
* VortexBox (server) --> PS3 (client/player)--> TV/Projector
If you have a smart TV/Projector capable of DLNA or SMB, then it would go like:
* VortexBox --> SmartTV/Projector
...with no DVD's involved, just the files themselves. This is usually done over DLNA. VortexBox broadcasts the file over DLNA, and a device like a PS3 picks it up, and sends it to the TV/Projector.
If you wanted to not go over DLNA, and play the DVD directly off the box, it will be a lot of extra work, a lot of extra software, and would defeat the purpose of what VortexBox is.
The main idea is to rip the DVD to a file, and use a receiver to play it back on the TV/Projector.