Forced Subtitle Only Selection Rule

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dancjodanc
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Re: Forced Subtitle Only Selection Rule

Post by dancjodanc » Sun May 12, 2019 8:12 pm

I would use handbreak...but I"m dealing with 4k movies...and Atmos, and DTS:X. So, I guess I just have to select the subtitle track when needed....? I have MKVToolNix...but your saying that won't do this...hard encode the subtitle track?

Grauhaar
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Re: Forced Subtitle Only Selection Rule

Post by Grauhaar » Mon May 13, 2019 5:27 am

Some players respects the "Forced" flag in the MKV header and selects the tracks automaticlay. You can check with MKVToolNIX if this flag is set or set it if not set.

Hardcode (Brun-in) Subtitles can only be done with Handbrake, MKVToolNIX does not change the tracks, it can only add/remove/reorder tracks in the MKV file.

I don't like Burn-In, because it is a ultimate irreversible solution. If you what to see other subtitles, the "Burn-in" sub are always there, the other sub track overlays it and this can result in bad reading.

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