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torran001
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Handbrake always burning subtitles on MKV

Post by torran001 »

Description of problem or question:
I like to digitize some of my movies so I can easily play them without having to deal with discs and whatnot. Plus, y'know, backups in case of scratches.

Anyway, I've been doing my DVDs for years, and have used Handbrake to compress to single files with all audio tracks and optional subtitles. Never had any issues before.

I recently got a Blu-Ray drive, and have used MakeMKV to rip the disc. When I try to compress the files with Handbrake using my normal settings (usually one of the Generic Presets with the added audio/subtitle tracks), it always burns in the first subtitle track (not the Forced Audio Scan), provided a subtitle track has been included.

I've tried different discs, un-checking the Forced Audio Scan 'Burn In' checkbox, double- and triple-checking that the non-Forced subtitles aren't set to be burned in, but to no avail.

I know that the subtitles are optional on the MakeMKV output files, as they're off by default when I play them. As far as I know there are no subtitle settings in MakeMKV, and I've made sure my language settings on that app are set to English.

Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):
1. Rip Blu-Ray using MakeMKV.
2. Drag file into Handbrake.
3. Using General Preset, add in the desired Audio and Subtitle tracks and Start Encode.
4. Provided any Subtitle tracks were included, the output file will have burned-in subtitles, regardless whether any of the subtitle tracks were specified as Burn In.

HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0): 1.3.0 (2019110900)

MakeMKV version (e.g., 1.0.0): 1.15.1

Operating system and version: Windows 10

HandBrake Activity Log ***required*** (see How-to get an activity log)

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HandBrake 1.3.0 (2019110900)
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.18362.0
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Six-Core Processor           
Ram: 16333 MB, 
GPU Information:
  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 - 26.21.14.3200
Screen: 1920x1080
Temp Dir: C:\Users\david\AppData\Local\Temp\
Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake
Data Dir: C:\Users\david\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake

-------------------------------------------


# Starting Encode ...

[08:53:53] base preset: Very Fast 480p30
[20:53:53] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[20:53:53] Starting work at: Mon Aug 10 20:53:53 2020
[20:53:53] 1 job(s) to process
[20:53:53] json job:
{
  "Audio": {
    "AudioList": [
      {
        "Bitrate": 160,
        "DRC": 0.0,
        "Encoder": "av_aac",
        "Gain": 0.0,
        "Mixdown": 4,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 0,
        "Name": "Surround 7.1",
        "Track": 0,
        "DitherMethod": 0
      }
    ],
    "CopyMask": [
      "copy:aac",
      "copy:ac3",
      "copy:dtshd",
      "copy:dts",
      "copy:eac3",
      "copy:flac",
      "copy:mp3",
      "copy:truehd"
    ],
    "FallbackEncoder": "ac3"
  },
  "Destination": {
    "ChapterList": [
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 1"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 2"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 3"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 4"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 5"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 6"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 7"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 8"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 9"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 10"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 11"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 12"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 13"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 14"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 15"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 16"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 17"
      }
    ],
    "ChapterMarkers": true,
    "AlignAVStart": true,
    "File": "C:\\Users\\david\\Desktop\\The Cabin In The Woods T00-1.m4v",
    "Mp4Options": {
      "IpodAtom": false,
      "Mp4Optimize": false
    },
    "Mux": "mp4"
  },
  "Filters": {
    "FilterList": [
      {
        "ID": 4,
        "Settings": {
          "mode": "7"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 3,
        "Settings": {
          "block-height": "16",
          "block-thresh": "80",
          "block-width": "16",
          "filter-mode": "1",
          "mode": "0",
          "motion-thresh": "2",
          "spatial-metric": "2",
          "spatial-thresh": "3"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 12,
        "Settings": {
          "crop-bottom": "140",
          "crop-left": "0",
          "crop-right": "0",
          "crop-top": "140",
          "height": "480",
          "width": "720"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 6,
        "Settings": {
          "mode": "2",
          "rate": "27000000/900000"
        }
      }
    ]
  },
  "PAR": {
    "Num": 8,
    "Den": 5
  },
  "Metadata": {},
  "SequenceID": 0,
  "Source": {
    "Angle": 1,
    "Range": {
      "Type": "chapter",
      "Start": 1,
      "End": 17
    },
    "Title": 1,
    "Path": "D:\\Video\\The Cabin in the Woods\\The Cabin in the Woods_t00.mkv"
  },
  "Subtitle": {
    "Search": {
      "Burn": true,
      "Default": false,
      "Enable": true,
      "Forced": true
    },
    "SubtitleList": [
      {
        "Burn": false,
        "Default": false,
        "Forced": false,
        "ID": 1,
        "Offset": 0,
        "Track": 0
      },
      {
        "Burn": false,
        "Default": false,
        "Forced": false,
        "ID": 2,
        "Offset": 0,
        "Track": 1
      }
    ]
  },
  "Video": {
    "Encoder": "x264",
    "Level": "3.1",
    "TwoPass": false,
    "Turbo": false,
    "ColorMatrixCode": 0,
    "Options": "",
    "Preset": "veryfast",
    "Profile": "main",
    "Quality": 22.0,
    "QSV": {
      "Decode": false,
      "AsyncDepth": 0
    }
  }
}
[20:53:53] CPU:
[20:53:53]  - logical processor count: 12
[20:53:53] Intel Quick Sync Video support: no
[20:53:53] hb_scan: path=D:\Video\The Cabin in the Woods\The Cabin in the Woods_t00.mkv, title_index=1
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:323: failed opening UDF image D:\Video\The Cabin in the Woods\The Cabin in the Woods_t00.mkv
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV\index.bdmv
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV\BACKUP\index.bdmv
src/libbluray/bluray.c:2585: nav_get_title_list(D:\Video\The Cabin in the Woods\The Cabin in the Woods_t00.mkv\) failed
[20:53:53] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.1
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdread:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
libdvdnav: vm: failed to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
[20:53:53] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'D:\Video\The Cabin in the Woods\The Cabin in the Woods_t00.mkv':
  Metadata:
    title           : The Cabin in the Woods
    encoder         : libmakemkv v1.15.1 (1.3.5/1.4.7) win(x64-release)
    creation_time   : 2020-08-09T20:15:56.000000Z
  Duration: 01:35:29.12, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 31824 kb/s
    Chapter #0:0: start 0.000000, end 341.966625
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 01
    Chapter #0:1: start 341.966625, end 752.334917
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 02
    Chapter #0:2: start 752.334917, end 1119.618500
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 03
    Chapter #0:3: start 1119.618500, end 1462.043917
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 04
    Chapter #0:4: start 1462.043917, end 1766.681583
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 05
    Chapter #0:5: start 1766.681583, end 2102.225125
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 06
    Chapter #0:6: start 2102.225125, end 2499.705542
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 07
    Chapter #0:7: start 2499.705542, end 2803.300500
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 08
    Chapter #0:8: start 2803.300500, end 3057.345958
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 09
    Chapter #0:9: start 3057.345958, end 3284.239292
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 10
    Chapter #0:10: start 3284.239292, end 4008.713042
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 11
    Chapter #0:11: start 4008.713042, end 4371.241875
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 12
    Chapter #0:12: start 4371.241875, end 4606.518583
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 13
    Chapter #0:13: start 4606.518583, end 4893.597042
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 14
    Chapter #0:14: start 4893.597042, end 5181.134292
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 15
    Chapter #0:15: start 5181.134292, end 5664.200208
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 16
    Chapter #0:16: start 5664.200208, end 5729.120000
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 17
    Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p(progressive), 1920x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 24839654
      DURATION-eng    : 01:35:29.098375000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 137361
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 17788601983
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001011
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.15.1 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2020-08-09 20:15:56
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: dts (DTS-HD MA), 48000 Hz, 7.1, s32p (24 bit) (default)
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 7.1
      BPS-eng         : 5187746
      DURATION-eng    : 01:35:29.109333333
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 537104
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 3715145820
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001100
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.15.1 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2020-08-09 20:15:56
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:2(eng): Audio: dts (DTS), 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 1536 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 1509000
      DURATION-eng    : 01:35:29.109333333
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 537104
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 1080653248
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001100
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.15.1 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2020-08-09 20:15:56
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:3(eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 224 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Stereo
      BPS-eng         : 224000
      DURATION-eng    : 01:35:29.120000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 179035
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 160415360
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001101
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.15.1 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2020-08-09 20:15:56
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:4(eng): Subtitle: hdmv_pgs_subtitle
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 30341
      DURATION-eng    : 01:28:48.886062500
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 1984
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 20210483
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001200
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.15.1 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2020-08-09 20:15:56
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:5(eng): Subtitle: hdmv_pgs_subtitle
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 33662
      DURATION-eng    : 01:28:48.886062500
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 2235
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 22422658
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001201
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.15.1 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2020-08-09 20:15:56
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
[20:53:53] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[20:53:53] scan: audio 0x1: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1 English (DTS-HD MA) (7.1 ch)
[20:53:53] scan: audio 0x2: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS) (5.1 ch) (1536 kbps)
[20:53:53] scan: audio 0x3: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=224000 English (AC3) (2.0 ch) (Dolby Surround) (224 kbps)
[20:53:54] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 140/140/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[20:53:54] scan: supported video decoders: avcodec qsv
[20:53:54] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[20:53:54] Starting Task: Subtitle Scan
[20:53:54] job configuration:
[20:53:54]  * source
[20:53:54]    + D:\Video\The Cabin in the Woods\The Cabin in the Woods_t00.mkv
[20:53:54]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 17
[20:53:54]    + container: matroska,webm
[20:53:54]    + data rate: 31824 kbps
[20:53:54]  * destination
[20:53:54]    + C:\Users\david\Desktop\The Cabin In The Woods T00-1.m4v
[20:53:54]    + container: MPEG-4 (libavformat)
[20:53:54]      + align initial A/V stream timestamps
[20:53:54]      + chapter markers
[20:53:54]  * video track
[20:53:54]    + decoder: h264
[20:53:54]    + filters
[20:53:54]      + Comb Detect (mode=0:spatial-metric=2:motion-thresh=2:spatial-thresh=3:filter-mode=1:block-thresh=80:block-width=16:block-height=16)
[20:53:54]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[20:53:54]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[20:53:54]        + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[20:53:54]      + Crop and Scale (width=720:height=480:crop-top=140:crop-bottom=140:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[20:53:54]        + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (140/140/0/0): 1920 * 800, scale: 720 * 480
[20:53:54]    + Output geometry
[20:53:54]      + storage dimensions: 720 x 480
[20:53:54]      + pixel aspect ratio: 8 : 5
[20:53:54]      + display dimensions: 1152 x 480
[20:53:54]  * Foreign Audio Search: Render/Burn-in, Forced Only
[20:53:54]    + subtitle, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x4, Picture)
[20:53:54]    + subtitle, English [PGS] (track 1, id 0x5, Picture)
[20:53:54] sync: expecting 137361 video frames
[20:55:48] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[20:55:48] work: average encoding speed for job is 0.000000 fps
[20:55:48] comb detect: heavy 0 | light 0 | uncombed 0 | total 0
[20:55:48] decomb: deinterlaced 0 | blended 0 | unfiltered 0 | total 0
[20:55:48] vfr: 0 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[20:55:48] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[20:55:48] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[20:55:48] h264-decoder done: 0 frames, 0 decoder errors
[20:55:48] sync: got 0 frames, 137361 expected
[20:55:48] Subtitle track 0 (id 0x4) 'English [PGS]': 992 hits (0 forced)
[20:55:48] Subtitle track 1 (id 0x5) 'English [PGS]': 1118 hits (0 forced)
[20:55:48] No candidate detected during subtitle scan
[20:55:48] Starting Task: Encoding Pass
[20:55:48] Subtitle pass-thru requested and input track is not compatible with container.  Changing track 0 to burned-in subtitle.
[20:55:48] Subtitle pass-thru requested and input track is not compatible with container.  One track already burned, dropping track 1.
[20:55:48] job configuration:
[20:55:48]  * source
[20:55:48]    + D:\Video\The Cabin in the Woods\The Cabin in the Woods_t00.mkv
[20:55:48]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 17
[20:55:48]    + container: matroska,webm
[20:55:48]    + data rate: 31824 kbps
[20:55:48]  * destination
[20:55:48]    + C:\Users\david\Desktop\The Cabin In The Woods T00-1.m4v
[20:55:48]    + container: MPEG-4 (libavformat)
[20:55:48]      + align initial A/V stream timestamps
[20:55:48]      + chapter markers
[20:55:48]  * video track
[20:55:48]    + decoder: h264
[20:55:48]    + filters
[20:55:48]      + Comb Detect (mode=0:spatial-metric=2:motion-thresh=2:spatial-thresh=3:filter-mode=1:block-thresh=80:block-width=16:block-height=16)
[20:55:48]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[20:55:48]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[20:55:48]        + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[20:55:48]      + Subtitle renderer ()
[20:55:48]      + Crop and Scale (width=720:height=480:crop-top=140:crop-bottom=140:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[20:55:48]        + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (140/140/0/0): 1920 * 800, scale: 720 * 480
[20:55:48]    + Output geometry
[20:55:48]      + storage dimensions: 720 x 480
[20:55:48]      + pixel aspect ratio: 8 : 5
[20:55:48]      + display dimensions: 1152 x 480
[20:55:48]    + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[20:55:48]      + preset:  veryfast
[20:55:48]      + profile: main
[20:55:48]      + level:   3.1
[20:55:48]      + quality: 22.00 (RF)
[20:55:48]      + color profile: 1-1-1
[20:55:48]  * subtitle track 1, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x4, Picture) -> Render/Burn-in
[20:55:48]  * audio track 1
[20:55:48]    + name: Surround 7.1
[20:55:48]    + decoder: English (DTS-HD MA) (7.1 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[20:55:48]      + samplerate: 48000 Hz
[20:55:48]    + mixdown: Stereo
[20:55:48]    + dither: none
[20:55:48]    + encoder: AAC (libavcodec)
[20:55:48]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[20:55:49] sync: expecting 137361 video frames
[20:55:49] encx264: min-keyint: 24, keyint: 240
[20:55:49] encx264: encoding at constant RF 22.000000
[20:55:49] encx264: unparsed options: level=3.1:ref=1:8x8dct=0:weightp=1:subme=2:mixed-refs=0:trellis=0:vbv-bufsize=14000:vbv-maxrate=14000:rc-lookahead=10
x264 [info]: using SAR=8/5
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 BMI2 AVX2
x264 [info]: profile Main, level 3.1, 4:2:0, 8-bit
[20:55:49] sync: first pts video is 0
[20:55:49] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 0
[20:55:49] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 0
[20:55:56] sync: first pts subtitle 0x4 is 5514300
[20:56:34] sync: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 8200 time 30776996
[20:57:29] sync: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 18039 time 67710142
[20:58:17] sync: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 26845 time 100765665
[20:59:04] sync: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 35055 time 131583952
[20:59:44] sync: "Chapter 6" (6) at frame 42359 time 159001342
[21:00:27] sync: "Chapter 7" (7) at frame 50407 time 189211522
[21:01:18] sync: "Chapter 8" (8) at frame 59934 time 224973498
[21:01:56] sync: "Chapter 9" (9) at frame 67213 time 252297045
[21:02:29] sync: "Chapter 10" (10) at frame 73304 time 275161136
[21:02:59] sync: "Chapter 11" (11) at frame 78746 time 295589043
[21:04:35] sync: "Chapter 12" (12) at frame 96117 time 360795435
[21:05:25] sync: "Chapter 13" (13) at frame 104806 time 393411768
[21:05:58] sync: "Chapter 14" (14) at frame 110447 time 414586672
[21:06:38] sync: "Chapter 15" (15) at frame 117333 time 440434995
[21:07:16] sync: "Chapter 16" (16) at frame 124226 time 466309593
[21:08:19] sync: "Chapter 17" (17) at frame 135809 time 509789280
[21:08:27] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[21:08:27] work: average encoding speed for job is 181.098068 fps
[21:08:27] comb detect: heavy 59 | light 1092 | uncombed 136210 | total 137361
[21:08:27] decomb: deinterlaced 59 | blended 1092 | unfiltered 136210 | total 137361
[21:08:27] vfr: 137361 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[21:08:27] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[21:08:27] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[21:08:27] dca-decoder done: 537104 frames, 0 decoder errors
[21:08:27] h264-decoder done: 137361 frames, 0 decoder errors
[21:08:27] sync: got 137361 frames, 137361 expected
[21:08:27] sync: framerate min 23.976 fps, max 23.976 fps, avg 23.976 fps
x264 [info]: frame I:2001  Avg QP:17.70  size: 19843
x264 [info]: frame P:40590 Avg QP:21.38  size:  5006
x264 [info]: frame B:94770 Avg QP:23.33  size:  1288
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames:  6.7%  1.7%  6.2% 85.3%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4: 58.8%  0.0% 41.2%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4: 14.0%  0.0%  5.6%  P16..4: 20.1%  7.6%  4.1%  0.0%  0.0%    skip:48.5%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  1.5%  0.0%  0.5%  B16..8: 11.6%  3.9%  0.5%  direct: 4.2%  skip:77.7%  L0:37.1% L1:45.8% BI:17.1%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 35.6% 41.5% 17.0% inter: 5.0% 5.1% 0.4%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 56% 18% 15% 12%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 30% 13% 17%  6%  7%  9%  5%  8%  4%
x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 58% 13% 24%  4%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:2.7% UV:1.4%
x264 [info]: kb/s:509.63
[21:08:27] mux: track 0, 137361 frames, 364893667 bytes, 509.53 kbps, fifo 8192
[21:08:27] mux: track 1, 268553 frames, 114924109 bytes, 160.48 kbps, fifo 16384
[21:08:27] Finished work at: Mon Aug 10 21:08:27 2020
[21:08:28] libhb: work result = 0

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torran001
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Re: Handbrake always burning subtitles on MKV

Post by torran001 »

As an update, the only way I've been able to get this to work since my initial post is:
1. Use MKVCleaver to separate out the subtitles from the MakeMKV file. This creates an .SUP file.
2. Use SupRip on the separated .SUP subtitle file to create an .SRT for Handbrake.
3. Run the MKV in Handbrake, clearing out the embedded subs and only adding/using the new SRTs.

This creates a video file where the subs can be turned on or off. I still have to figure out settings to get a size/quality combo I'm happy with, as using the settings I normally use produces something that's 5gb when I'm more used to files in the 1-2gb range, but it does create one with toggleable subtitles.

THAT SAID, this process is extremely involved. SupRip requires going through the whole script line-by-line to OCR the lines, fixing any errors in character parsing the program may have made, which is far more painstaking than I'd like this process to be.

I'd really appreciate any suggestions that people might have, anything to try and make this more streamlined and simple.
DexKen
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Re: Handbrake always burning subtitles on MKV

Post by DexKen »

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[20:55:48]  * destination
[20:55:48]    + C:\Users\david\Desktop\The Cabin In The Woods T00-1.m4v

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[20:53:54]    + subtitle, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x4, Picture)
[20:53:54]    + subtitle, English [PGS] (track 1, id 0x5, Picture)
First off, you are saving as an m4v (or mp4) file and second your subtitles are PGS (bluray) based and the only way they they can be added to a m4v (mp4) is by burning in.

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[20:55:48]  * subtitle track 1, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x4, Picture) -> Render/Burn-in
Change your output to mkv and the subtitles will be selectable
torran001
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Re: Handbrake always burning subtitles on MKV

Post by torran001 »

Thanks for the reply, DexKen! That worked.

The mp4/m4v was working with toggleable subs for the videos made from DVDs, but like you said the image-based blu-ray subs seemed to be causing it to burn in.

I really appreciate the help!
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