How to add closed captioning/subtitle as an option to turn on and off

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daweymey
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How to add closed captioning/subtitle as an option to turn on and off

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Description of problem or question:
I know how to burn in subtitles when ripping a DVD in Handbrake, but how do I extract the subtitles to be able to turn on and off in quicktime, plex, etc? I have been unable to do this successfully.



Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):




HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):
1.3.1



Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):
Mac OSX High Sierra


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HandBrake Activity Log for Session: 2020-04-10T16:10:12Z
Handbrake Version: 1.3.1 (2020010400)
[12:10:12] macgui: Handbrake Version: 1.3.1 (2020010400)
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain
[12:10:12] macgui: Error code: 4
[12:10:12] macgui: Error description: The file doesn’t exist.
[12:10:12] macgui: Error debug description: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file doesn’t exist."
[12:10:12] Compile-time hardening features are enabled
[12:10:12] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[12:10:12] hb_init: starting libhb thread

Woodstock
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Re: How to add closed captioning/subtitle as an option to turn on and off

Post by Woodstock »

First dependency is the output file. MP4 can only contain a limited number of subtitle types that are "switchable". Actually, DVD subtitles isn't one of them, except when using a popular extension to the standard, and that standard doesn't always work. The type of subtitles used on Bluray are NOT supported in MP4 files.

MKV files can handle a larger number of types, but QuickTime cannot do quite as many. Plex supports a number of subtitle types in MKV files, and can, with hardware support, burn them in "on the fly" for devices that are stuck with MP4 compatibility.

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Ritsuka
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Re: How to add closed captioning/subtitle as an option to turn on and off

Post by Ritsuka »

QuickTime only supports text subtitles. You will need to OCR them with Subler or something like that, or find a text subtitles files on the Internet and add it.

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JohnAStebbins
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Re: How to add closed captioning/subtitle as an option to turn on and off

Post by JohnAStebbins »

We are all just speculating on how best to help you because we have *no* idea what you are actually attempting to encode. The "log" you posted appears to only be of HandBrake starting up and does not contain any information about any source you would like to encode.

Some DVDs have actual text CC tracks that can be converted to MP4 subitltes. If it exists, it's usually listed as the last subtitle track. A log with a scan of the source you would like to encode would tell us more.

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