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Bibio
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forced subtitles

Post by Bibio » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:44 pm

when copying the subtitles can makemkv copy just the PGS forced only subtitles or do you need to have the PGS as well

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Woodstock
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Re: forced subtitles

Post by Woodstock » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:46 pm

It is likely that if you uncheck the main subtitle file, you will get NO subtitles. "Forced only" will create a track that has only the subtitles in the main track that were flagged as "forced".

I have several hundred BDs here, and only one, Avatar, has "flagged as forced" subtitles. All the others use a separate track for the forced subtitles, and no flags.
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Bibio
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Re: forced subtitles

Post by Bibio » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:14 am

just to follow up on this.

yes makemkv will just copy just the pgs forced subtitles even though the pgs is unchecked.

checked with davinci code as it has various forced languages.

no more subtitle confusion :-)

Oodlemeister
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Re: forced subtitles

Post by Oodlemeister » Wed May 02, 2018 2:14 am

Newbie here. Are forced subtitles where there’s a scene where characters speak in a foreign language and the translation is shown? As an example I mean?

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Re: forced subtitles

Post by Chetwood » Wed May 02, 2018 5:02 am

Yes. In German movies there's also often signs or statements of place being translated so they come with forced subs when the same movie's American release does not.
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Bibio
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Re: forced subtitles

Post by Bibio » Thu May 03, 2018 2:35 pm

Oodlemeister wrote:Newbie here. Are forced subtitles where there’s a scene where characters speak in a foreign language and the translation is shown? As an example I mean?
yes.

the forced subtitles are for subtitles that are not the native language of the video. for instance i'm english speaking so i copy the main video english audio codec. i then copy only the forced subtitles so each time a foreign language is spoken it puts subtitles on the screen.

for this to work in your player (i use kodi-dsplayer) you must enable subtitles and forced only in the settings.

lets say you have a native English speaking movie but you are German speaking you would copy the audio codec in German which will be dubbed but then if any other languages are spoken that are not English or German you should receive subtitles in German if you copy the German only forced subtitles.

if the audio codec is not in your native language but there are subtitles and forced subtitles in your language then you will copy only your native language subtitles and forced and uncheck the rest of the languages but keep the main audio codec. this will force all subtitles in only your native language and also any foreign language that are spoken but if there are any dialogues in your native language then it will give no subtitles.

however this does not work all the time and it sometimes needs a refresh of turning off/on again. movies that i have found does this is the planet of the apes reboot 4k titles.

DVD is a big bugbear as most dont have forced subtitles so your stuck with either subtitles or no subtitles for the entire movie.

Karl n Amy
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Re: forced subtitles

Post by Karl n Amy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:09 pm

I have saved my movies with all of the subtitles (forced and not forced) for English. When I play the movie in "VLC Media Player" it does the subtitles just fine, but when i play them in KODI i cant get any of them to work......

PLEASE HELP!!!!!

d00zah
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Re: forced subtitles

Post by d00zah » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:24 pm

A single request would have sufficed. This appears to be a player (KODI) issue. Google & ~10 sec found this solution:

http://www.love-media-player.com/mkv-su ... d-in-kodi/

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Re: forced subtitles

Post by Karl n Amy » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:03 am

d00zah wrote:A single request would have sufficed. This appears to be a player (KODI) issue. Google & ~10 sec found this solution:
Uuhhhhg. I hate when you are looking for something forever and then someone else walks in and finds it within seconds. I'm not going to lie, I have been looking for how to fix this for a very long time....much longer than id like to admit. Thank you for the help, it worked out great once I downloaded OpenSubtitles.org

Thanks for the help though, even though it made me feel like I have a mental disorder!!!

d00zah
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Re: forced subtitles

Post by d00zah » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:34 pm

It happens. 8) Glad it helped.

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