Subtitle Help

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realdealblues
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Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:18 pm

Subtitle Help

Post by realdealblues »

Hello, I've tried reading the documentation and several posts on this forum but I'm not having any luck and am hoping someone can just give me a push in the right direction.

I have a BluRay I want to make digital. I have ripped it with MakeMKV and am using Handbrake (1.3.3) mainly to make it smaller.

I'm keeping it in MKV which I know allows me to "soft embed a subtitle track" and I simply want to be able to toggle the English subtitles on and off via VLC or maybe in Plex.

When I go to the Subtitles tab I have a track in there and it shows "Foreign Audio Scan" or "1 English PCS". From what I read, my understanding was I should choose the "English PCS", so I did and the first time I check the box for "Forced Only" and then under name I put "English" and in VLC I see the option to turn on English but no subtitles appeared.

The second time I tried checking "Burn In" which normally in the past when I have done a DVD ends up hardcoding the subtitles but I figured I would try it. I had no option to turn on subtitles in VLC and the subtitles weren't hardcoded either :?

I verified the original file has subtitles and I can turn them on and off in VLC with no issues.

So, I'm not sure what setting I should be using. I've never done this with a BluRay before.

Can anyone give me a shove in the right direction?
rollin_eng
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Re: Subtitle Help

Post by rollin_eng »

Could you please post your HB logs, instructions can be found here:

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/hel ... y-log.html
realdealblues
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:18 pm

Re: Subtitle Help

Post by realdealblues »

Here they are, if they will help. I just figure I was selecting the wrong box or something.

The 1st attempt with "Forced Only" checked:

# Starting Encode ...

[04:17:05] base preset: Fast 1080p30 (Modified)
[16:17:05] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[16:17:05] Starting work at: Mon Sep 14 16:17:05 2020
[16:17:05] 1 job(s) to process
[16:17:05] json job:
{
"Audio": {
"AudioList": [
{
"Bitrate": 160,
"DRC": 0.0,
"Encoder": "av_aac",
"Gain": 0.0,
"Mixdown": 4,
"NormalizeMixLevel": false,
"Samplerate": 0,
"Name": "Stereo",
"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"
}
],
"ChapterMarkers": true,
"AlignAVStart": false,
"File": "C:\\ARTHUR_GEORGE\\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv",
"Mp4Options": {
"IpodAtom": false,
"Mp4Optimize": false
},
"Mux": "av_mkv"
},
"Filters": {
"FilterList": [
{
"ID": 4,
"Settings": {
"mode": "7"
}
},
{
"ID": 3,
"Settings": {
"block-height": "16",
"block-thresh": "40",
"block-width": "16",
"filter-mode": "2",
"mode": "3",
"motion-thresh": "1",
"spatial-metric": "2",
"spatial-thresh": "1"
}
},
{
"ID": 12,
"Settings": {
"crop-bottom": "0",
"crop-left": "2",
"crop-right": "2",
"crop-top": "0",
"height": "1080",
"width": "1916"
}
},
{
"ID": 6,
"Settings": {
"mode": "2",
"rate": "27000000/900000"
}
}
]
},
"PAR": {
"Num": 1,
"Den": 1
},
"Metadata": {},
"SequenceID": 0,
"Source": {
"Angle": 1,
"Range": {
"Type": "chapter",
"Start": 1,
"End": 5
},
"Title": 1,
"Path": "C:\\ARTHUR_GEORGE\\Arthur and George_t00.mkv"
},
"Subtitle": {
"Search": {
"Burn": false,
"Default": false,
"Enable": false,
"Forced": false
},
"SubtitleList": [
{
"Burn": false,
"Default": false,
"Forced": true,
"ID": 1,
"Offset": 0,
"Track": 0,
"Name": "English"
}
]
},
"Video": {
"Encoder": "x264",
"Level": "4.0",
"TwoPass": false,
"Turbo": false,
"ColorMatrixCode": 0,
"Options": "",
"Preset": "fast",
"Profile": "main",
"Quality": 22.0,
"QSV": {
"Decode": false,
"AsyncDepth": 0
}
}
}
[16:17:05] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz
[16:17:05] - Intel microarchitecture Kaby Lake
[16:17:05] - logical processor count: 8
[16:17:05] Intel Quick Sync Video support: yes
[16:17:05] - Intel Media SDK hardware: API 1.32 (minimum: 1.3)
[16:17:05] - H.264 encoder: yes
[16:17:05] - preferred implementation: hardware (any) via D3D11
[16:17:05] - capabilities (hardware): breftype icq+la+i+downs vsinfo opt1 opt2+mbbrc+extbrc+trellis+ib_adapt+nmpslice
[16:17:05] - H.265 encoder: yes (8bit: yes, 10bit: yes)
[16:17:05] - preferred implementation: hardware (any) via D3D11
[16:17:05] - capabilities (hardware): bpyramid icq vsinfo opt1
[16:17:05] hb_scan: path=C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur and George_t00.mkv, title_index=1
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:323: failed opening UDF image C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur and George_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(C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur and George_t00.mkv\) failed
[16:17:05] 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
[16:17:05] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur and George_t00.mkv':
Metadata:
title : Arthur and George
encoder : libmakemkv v1.15.2 (1.3.10/1.5.2) win(x64-release)
creation_time : 2020-09-14T16:03:30.000000Z
Duration: 00:47:50.41, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 31228 kb/s
Chapter #0:0: start 0.000000, end 451.576125
Metadata:
title : Chapter 00
Chapter #0:1: start 451.576125, end 1220.677792
Metadata:
title : Chapter 01
Chapter #0:2: start 1220.677792, end 1651.107792
Metadata:
title : Chapter 02
Chapter #0:3: start 1651.107792, end 2427.425000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 03
Chapter #0:4: start 2427.425000, end 2870.410667
Metadata:
title : Chapter 04
Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p(tv, bt709, progressive), 1920x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc
Metadata:
BPS-eng : 28000017
DURATION-eng : 00:47:49.950416666
NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 68810
NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 10044831113
SOURCE_ID-eng : 001011
_STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.15.2 win(x64-release)
_STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2020-09-14 16:03:30
_STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: dts (DTS-HD MA), 48000 Hz, stereo, s16p (default)
Metadata:
title : Stereo
BPS-eng : 1685696
DURATION-eng : 00:47:50.410666666
NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 269101
NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 604829900
SOURCE_ID-eng : 001100
_STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.15.2 win(x64-release)
_STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2020-09-14 16:03:30
_STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
Stream #0:2(eng): Audio: dts (DTS), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 1536 kb/s
Metadata:
title : Stereo
BPS-eng : 1509000
DURATION-eng : 00:47:50.410666666
NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 269101
NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 541431212
SOURCE_ID-eng : 001100
_STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.15.2 win(x64-release)
_STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2020-09-14 16:03:30
_STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
Stream #0:3(eng): Subtitle: hdmv_pgs_subtitle
Metadata:
BPS-eng : 35586
DURATION-eng : 00:46:12.081812500
NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 1662
NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 12330952
SOURCE_ID-eng : 001200
_STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.15.2 win(x64-release)
_STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2020-09-14 16:03:30
_STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
[16:17:05] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[16:17:05] scan: audio 0x1: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1 English (DTS-HD MA) (2.0 ch)
[16:17:05] scan: audio 0x2: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS) (2.0 ch) (1536 kbps)
[16:17:05] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/2/2, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[16:17:05] scan: supported video decoders: avcodec qsv
[16:17:06] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[16:17:06] Starting Task: Encoding Pass
[16:17:06] job configuration:
[16:17:06] * source
[16:17:06] + C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur and George_t00.mkv
[16:17:06] + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 5
[16:17:06] + container: matroska,webm
[16:17:06] + data rate: 31228 kbps
[16:17:06] * destination
[16:17:06] + C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv
[16:17:06] + container: Matroska (libavformat)
[16:17:06] + chapter markers
[16:17:06] * video track
[16:17:06] + decoder: h264
[16:17:06] + filters
[16:17:06] + Comb Detect (mode=3:spatial-metric=2:motion-thresh=1:spatial-thresh=1:filter-mode=2:block-thresh=40:block-width=16:block-height=16)
[16:17:06] + Decomb (mode=39)
[16:17:06] + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[16:17:06] + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[16:17:06] + Crop and Scale (width=1916:height=1080:crop-top=0:crop-bottom=0:crop-left=2:crop-right=2)
[16:17:06] + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (0/0/2/2): 1916 * 1080, scale: 1916 * 1080
[16:17:06] + Output geometry
[16:17:06] + storage dimensions: 1916 x 1080
[16:17:06] + pixel aspect ratio: 1 : 1
[16:17:06] + display dimensions: 1916 x 1080
[16:17:06] + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[16:17:06] + preset: fast
[16:17:06] + profile: main
[16:17:06] + level: 4.0
[16:17:06] + quality: 22.00 (RF)
[16:17:06] + color profile: 1-1-1
[16:17:06] * subtitle track 1, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x3, Picture) -> Passthrough, Forced Only
[16:17:06] + name: English
[16:17:06] * audio track 1
[16:17:06] + name: Stereo
[16:17:06] + decoder: English (DTS-HD MA) (2.0 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[16:17:06] + samplerate: 48000 Hz
[16:17:06] + mixdown: Stereo
[16:17:06] + dither: none
[16:17:06] + encoder: AAC (libavcodec)
[16:17:06] + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[16:17:06] sync: expecting 68821 video frames
[16:17:06] encx264: min-keyint: 24, keyint: 240
[16:17:06] encx264: encoding at constant RF 22.000000
[16:17:06] encx264: unparsed options: level=4.0:ref=2:8x8dct=0:weightp=1:subme=6:vbv-bufsize=25000:vbv-maxrate=20000:rc-lookahead=30
x264 [info]: using SAR=1/1
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 BMI2 AVX2
x264 [info]: profile Main, level 4.0, 4:2:0, 8-bit
[16:17:06] sync: first pts video is 0
[16:17:06] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 0
[16:17:06] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 0
[16:23:24] sync: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 10831 time 40653112
[16:35:16] sync: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 29268 time 109861001
[16:41:24] sync: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 39588 time 148599701
[16:52:51] sync: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 58201 time 218468250
[16:58:22] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[16:58:24] work: average encoding speed for job is 27.765251 fps
[16:58:24] comb detect: heavy 573 | light 12627 | uncombed 55610 | total 68810
[16:58:24] decomb: deinterlaced 573 | blended 12627 | unfiltered 55610 | total 68810
[16:58:24] vfr: 68810 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[16:58:24] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[16:58:24] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[16:58:24] dca-decoder done: 269101 frames, 0 decoder errors
[16:58:24] h264-decoder done: 68810 frames, 0 decoder errors
[16:58:24] sync: got 68810 frames, 68821 expected
[16:58:24] sync: framerate min 23.976 fps, max 23.976 fps, avg 23.976 fps
x264 [info]: frame I:891 Avg QP:18.99 size:132935
x264 [info]: frame P:23538 Avg QP:22.45 size: 30867
x264 [info]: frame B:44381 Avg QP:23.43 size: 13732
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames: 13.6% 0.6% 1.4% 84.4%
x264 [info]: mb I I16..4: 33.7% 0.0% 66.3%
x264 [info]: mb P I16..4: 5.1% 0.0% 3.1% P16..4: 44.0% 10.4% 9.5% 0.0% 0.0% skip:27.8%
x264 [info]: mb B I16..4: 5.8% 0.0% 0.3% B16..8: 26.2% 4.5% 0.2% direct:18.5% skip:44.5% L0:45.8% L1:48.7% BI: 5.5%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 56.0% 50.4% 7.4% inter: 14.8% 22.4% 0.1%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 35% 17% 26% 22%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 19% 15% 26% 7% 8% 7% 7% 6% 5%
x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 64% 16% 18% 2%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:1.6% UV:0.4%
x264 [info]: ref P L0: 61.8% 38.2%
x264 [info]: ref B L0: 77.7% 22.3%
x264 [info]: ref B L1: 91.9% 8.1%
x264 [info]: kb/s:4054.26
[16:58:24] mux: track 0, 68810 frames, 1454408988 bytes, 4053.46 kbps, fifo 2048
[16:58:24] mux: track 1, 134551 frames, 57561253 bytes, 160.42 kbps, fifo 4096
[16:58:24] mux: track 2, 0 frames, 0 bytes, 0.00 kbps, fifo 8
[16:58:24] Finished work at: Mon Sep 14 16:58:24 2020
[16:58:24] libhb: work result = 0

# Encode Completed ...

The 2nd Attempt with "Burn In" selected

# Starting Encode ...

[08:09:02] base preset: Fast 1080p30 (Modified)
[08:09:02] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[08:09:02] Starting work at: Tue Sep 15 08:09:02 2020
[08:09:02] 1 job(s) to process
[08:09:02] json job:
{
"Audio": {
"AudioList": [
{
"Bitrate": 160,
"DRC": 0.0,
"Encoder": "av_aac",
"Gain": 0.0,
"Mixdown": 4,
"NormalizeMixLevel": false,
"Samplerate": 0,
"Name": "Stereo",
"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"
}
],
"ChapterMarkers": true,
"AlignAVStart": false,
"File": "C:\\ARTHUR_GEORGE\\Arthur And George (Part 1) Subs.mkv",
"Mp4Options": {
"IpodAtom": false,
"Mp4Optimize": false
},
"Mux": "av_mkv"
},
"Filters": {
"FilterList": [
{
"ID": 4,
"Settings": {
"mode": "7"
}
},
{
"ID": 3,
"Settings": {
"block-height": "16",
"block-thresh": "40",
"block-width": "16",
"filter-mode": "2",
"mode": "3",
"motion-thresh": "1",
"spatial-metric": "2",
"spatial-thresh": "1"
}
},
{
"ID": 12,
"Settings": {
"crop-bottom": "0",
"crop-left": "0",
"crop-right": "0",
"crop-top": "0",
"height": "1080",
"width": "1916"
}
},
{
"ID": 6,
"Settings": {
"mode": "2",
"rate": "27000000/900000"
}
}
]
},
"PAR": {
"Num": 1,
"Den": 1
},
"Metadata": {},
"SequenceID": 0,
"Source": {
"Angle": 1,
"Range": {
"Type": "chapter",
"Start": 1,
"End": 5
},
"Title": 1,
"Path": "C:\\ARTHUR_GEORGE\\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv"
},
"Subtitle": {
"Search": {
"Burn": false,
"Default": false,
"Enable": false,
"Forced": false
},
"SubtitleList": [
{
"Burn": true,
"Default": false,
"Forced": true,
"ID": 1,
"Offset": 0,
"Track": 0,
"Name": "English"
}
]
},
"Video": {
"Encoder": "x264",
"Level": "4.0",
"TwoPass": false,
"Turbo": false,
"ColorMatrixCode": 0,
"Options": "",
"Preset": "fast",
"Profile": "main",
"Quality": 22.0,
"QSV": {
"Decode": false,
"AsyncDepth": 0
}
}
}
[08:09:02] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz
[08:09:02] - Intel microarchitecture Kaby Lake
[08:09:02] - logical processor count: 8
[08:09:02] Intel Quick Sync Video support: yes
[08:09:02] - Intel Media SDK hardware: API 1.32 (minimum: 1.3)
[08:09:02] - H.264 encoder: yes
[08:09:02] - preferred implementation: hardware (any) via D3D11
[08:09:02] - capabilities (hardware): breftype icq+la+i+downs vsinfo opt1 opt2+mbbrc+extbrc+trellis+ib_adapt+nmpslice
[08:09:02] - H.265 encoder: yes (8bit: yes, 10bit: yes)
[08:09:02] - preferred implementation: hardware (any) via D3D11
[08:09:02] - capabilities (hardware): bpyramid icq vsinfo opt1
[08:09:02] hb_scan: path=C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv, title_index=1
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:323: failed opening UDF image C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).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(C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv\) failed
[08:09:02] 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
[08:09:02] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv':
Metadata:
title : Arthur and George
creation_time : 2020-09-14T20:17:06.000000Z
ENCODER : Lavf58.29.100
Duration: 00:47:50.42, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 4218 kb/s
Chapter #0:0: start 0.000000, end 451.701000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 1
Chapter #0:1: start 451.701000, end 1220.678000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 2
Chapter #0:2: start 1220.678000, end 1651.108000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 3
Chapter #0:3: start 1651.108000, end 2427.425000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 4
Chapter #0:4: start 2427.425000, end 2869.909000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 5
Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (Main), yuv420p(tv, bt709, progressive), 1916x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 479:270], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 180k tbc (default)
Metadata:
DURATION : 00:47:49.972000000
Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: aac (LC), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp (default)
Metadata:
title : Stereo
DURATION : 00:47:50.421000000
Stream #0:2(eng): Subtitle: hdmv_pgs_subtitle
Metadata:
title : English
DURATION : 00:00:00.000000000
[08:09:02] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[08:09:02] scan: audio 0x1: aac, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1 English (AAC LC) (2.0 ch)
[08:09:03] scan: 10 previews, 1916x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 1.77:1, PAR 1:1
[08:09:03] scan: supported video decoders: avcodec qsv
[08:09:03] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[08:09:03] Starting Task: Encoding Pass
[08:09:03] Skipping crop/scale filter
[08:09:03] job configuration:
[08:09:03] * source
[08:09:03] + C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv
[08:09:03] + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 5
[08:09:03] + container: matroska,webm
[08:09:03] + data rate: 4218 kbps
[08:09:03] * destination
[08:09:03] + C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1) Subs.mkv
[08:09:03] + container: Matroska (libavformat)
[08:09:03] + chapter markers
[08:09:03] * video track
[08:09:03] + decoder: h264
[08:09:03] + filters
[08:09:03] + Comb Detect (mode=3:spatial-metric=2:motion-thresh=1:spatial-thresh=1:filter-mode=2:block-thresh=40:block-width=16:block-height=16)
[08:09:03] + Decomb (mode=39)
[08:09:03] + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[08:09:03] + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[08:09:03] + Subtitle renderer ()
[08:09:03] + Output geometry
[08:09:03] + storage dimensions: 1916 x 1080
[08:09:03] + pixel aspect ratio: 1 : 1
[08:09:03] + display dimensions: 1916 x 1080
[08:09:03] + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[08:09:03] + preset: fast
[08:09:03] + profile: main
[08:09:03] + level: 4.0
[08:09:03] + quality: 22.00 (RF)
[08:09:03] + color profile: 1-1-1
[08:09:03] * subtitle track 1, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x2, Picture) -> Render/Burn-in, Forced Only
[08:09:03] + name: English
[08:09:03] * audio track 1
[08:09:03] + name: Stereo
[08:09:03] + decoder: English (AAC LC) (2.0 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[08:09:03] + samplerate: 48000 Hz
[08:09:03] + mixdown: Stereo
[08:09:03] + dither: none
[08:09:03] + encoder: AAC (libavcodec)
[08:09:03] + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[08:09:03] sync: expecting 68821 video frames
[08:09:03] encx264: min-keyint: 24, keyint: 240
[08:09:03] encx264: encoding at constant RF 22.000000
[08:09:03] encx264: unparsed options: level=4.0:ref=2:8x8dct=0:weightp=1:subme=6:vbv-bufsize=25000:vbv-maxrate=20000:rc-lookahead=30
x264 [info]: using SAR=1/1
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 BMI2 AVX2
x264 [info]: profile Main, level 4.0, 4:2:0, 8-bit
[08:09:03] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 0
[08:09:03] sync: first pts video is 1890
[08:09:03] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 1890
[08:13:56] sync: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 10831 time 40655002
[08:23:26] sync: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 29268 time 109862891
[08:28:22] sync: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 39588 time 148601591
[08:36:58] sync: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 58201 time 218470140
[08:41:27] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[08:41:29] work: average encoding speed for job is 35.345860 fps
[08:41:29] comb detect: heavy 1 | light 63 | uncombed 68746 | total 68810
[08:41:29] decomb: deinterlaced 1 | blended 63 | unfiltered 68746 | total 68810
[08:41:29] vfr: 68810 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[08:41:29] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[08:41:29] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[08:41:29] aac-decoder done: 134551 frames, 0 decoder errors
[08:41:29] h264-decoder done: 68810 frames, 0 decoder errors
[08:41:29] sync: got 68810 frames, 68821 expected
[08:41:29] sync: framerate min 23.976 fps, max 23.976 fps, avg 23.976 fps
x264 [info]: frame I:779 Avg QP:16.68 size:108323
x264 [info]: frame P:18616 Avg QP:19.80 size: 30117
x264 [info]: frame B:49415 Avg QP:21.55 size: 12162
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames: 2.9% 3.1% 3.1% 91.0%
x264 [info]: mb I I16..4: 45.4% 0.0% 54.6%
x264 [info]: mb P I16..4: 9.6% 0.0% 3.7% P16..4: 47.2% 12.5% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% skip:20.6%
x264 [info]: mb B I16..4: 7.8% 0.0% 0.4% B16..8: 27.0% 4.5% 0.1% direct:15.6% skip:44.5% L0:48.2% L1:46.8% BI: 5.0%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 24.6% 58.5% 4.6% inter: 8.5% 29.3% 0.0%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 41% 21% 22% 16%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 26% 18% 22% 6% 7% 6% 6% 5% 4%
x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 59% 19% 20% 2%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:1.2% UV:0.3%
x264 [info]: ref P L0: 62.1% 37.9%
x264 [info]: ref B L0: 76.9% 23.1%
x264 [info]: ref B L1: 95.0% 5.0%
x264 [info]: kb/s:3473.39
[08:41:29] mux: track 0, 68810 frames, 1246028897 bytes, 3472.71 kbps, fifo 2048
[08:41:29] mux: track 1, 134552 frames, 57583469 bytes, 160.49 kbps, fifo 4096
[08:41:29] Finished work at: Tue Sep 15 08:41:29 2020
[08:41:29] libhb: work result = 0

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Woodstock
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Re: Subtitle Help

Post by Woodstock »

[16:17:06] * subtitle track 1, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x3, Picture) -> Passthrough, Forced Only
Most likely, there were no subtitles flagged as "forced" in the track, so you got an empty track. You should add a second track with the same track number, but the "forced only" box unchecked. Then you can switch to the second track to get the subtitles.
realdealblues
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Re: Subtitle Help

Post by realdealblues »

Woodstock wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:25 pm
[16:17:06] * subtitle track 1, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x3, Picture) -> Passthrough, Forced Only
Most likely, there were no subtitles flagged as "forced" in the track, so you got an empty track. You should add a second track with the same track number, but the "forced only" box unchecked. Then you can switch to the second track to get the subtitles.
Thanks for the reply, I tried that and got 2 tracks but when I click either of them I still don't get any subtitles :? Very confusing...

So weird because I can turn them on/off from the source file in VLC so I know they are there. Trying it again with 1 subtitle track with PGS selected and none of the boxes checked.
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Re: Subtitle Help

Post by Woodstock »

One of the possibilities for this is that there is a second, full subtitle track, but the scan portion of the log doesn't show anything but the one track.

Try another encode, only this time, enable the Foreign Audio Search as a track. Post the log for that. It only has to be one chapter, because the FAS takes place first.

FAS will enumerate the number and type of subtitles in each recognized track. If you can select the subtitles on/off with the source, the full set has to be there somewhere...
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Re: Subtitle Help

Post by realdealblues »

Woodstock wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:55 pm One of the possibilities for this is that there is a second, full subtitle track, but the scan portion of the log doesn't show anything but the one track.

Try another encode, only this time, enable the Foreign Audio Search as a track. Post the log for that. It only has to be one chapter, because the FAS takes place first.

FAS will enumerate the number and type of subtitles in each recognized track. If you can select the subtitles on/off with the source, the full set has to be there somewhere...
Here's the logs when I did it with the Foreign Audio Search as the track.
I didn't have any of the boxes checked so it only shows enable being true and then later it says it was skipped because "no suitable subtitle tracks"

# Starting Encode ...

[10:15:33] base preset: Fast 1080p30 (Modified)
[10:15:33] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[10:15:33] Starting work at: Wed Sep 16 10:15:33 2020
[10:15:33] 1 job(s) to process
[10:15:33] json job:
{
"Audio": {
"AudioList": [
{
"Bitrate": 160,
"DRC": 0.0,
"Encoder": "av_aac",
"Gain": 0.0,
"Mixdown": 4,
"NormalizeMixLevel": false,
"Samplerate": 0,
"Name": "Stereo",
"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"
}
],
"ChapterMarkers": true,
"AlignAVStart": false,
"File": "C:\\ARTHUR_GEORGE\\Arthur And George (Part 1) Subs.mkv",
"Mp4Options": {
"IpodAtom": false,
"Mp4Optimize": false
},
"Mux": "av_mkv"
},
"Filters": {
"FilterList": [
{
"ID": 4,
"Settings": {
"mode": "7"
}
},
{
"ID": 3,
"Settings": {
"block-height": "16",
"block-thresh": "40",
"block-width": "16",
"filter-mode": "2",
"mode": "3",
"motion-thresh": "1",
"spatial-metric": "2",
"spatial-thresh": "1"
}
},
{
"ID": 12,
"Settings": {
"crop-bottom": "0",
"crop-left": "0",
"crop-right": "0",
"crop-top": "0",
"height": "1080",
"width": "1916"
}
},
{
"ID": 6,
"Settings": {
"mode": "2",
"rate": "27000000/900000"
}
}
]
},
"PAR": {
"Num": 1,
"Den": 1
},
"Metadata": {},
"SequenceID": 0,
"Source": {
"Angle": 1,
"Range": {
"Type": "chapter",
"Start": 1,
"End": 5
},
"Title": 1,
"Path": "C:\\ARTHUR_GEORGE\\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv"
},
"Subtitle": {
"Search": {
"Burn": false,
"Default": false,
"Enable": true,
"Forced": false
},
"SubtitleList": []
},
"Video": {
"Encoder": "x264",
"Level": "4.0",
"TwoPass": false,
"Turbo": false,
"ColorMatrixCode": 0,
"Options": "",
"Preset": "fast",
"Profile": "main",
"Quality": 22.0,
"QSV": {
"Decode": false,
"AsyncDepth": 0
}
}
}
[10:15:33] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz
[10:15:33] - Intel microarchitecture Kaby Lake
[10:15:33] - logical processor count: 8
[10:15:33] Intel Quick Sync Video support: yes
[10:15:33] - Intel Media SDK hardware: API 1.32 (minimum: 1.3)
[10:15:33] - H.264 encoder: yes
[10:15:33] - preferred implementation: hardware (any) via D3D11
[10:15:33] - capabilities (hardware): breftype icq+la+i+downs vsinfo opt1 opt2+mbbrc+extbrc+trellis+ib_adapt+nmpslice
[10:15:33] - H.265 encoder: yes (8bit: yes, 10bit: yes)
[10:15:33] - preferred implementation: hardware (any) via D3D11
[10:15:33] - capabilities (hardware): bpyramid icq vsinfo opt1
[10:15:33] hb_scan: path=C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv, title_index=1
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:323: failed opening UDF image C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).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(C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv\) failed
[10:15:33] 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
[10:15:33] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv':
Metadata:
title : Arthur and George
creation_time : 2020-09-14T20:17:06.000000Z
ENCODER : Lavf58.29.100
Duration: 00:47:50.42, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 4218 kb/s
Chapter #0:0: start 0.000000, end 451.701000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 1
Chapter #0:1: start 451.701000, end 1220.678000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 2
Chapter #0:2: start 1220.678000, end 1651.108000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 3
Chapter #0:3: start 1651.108000, end 2427.425000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 4
Chapter #0:4: start 2427.425000, end 2869.909000
Metadata:
title : Chapter 5
Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (Main), yuv420p(tv, bt709, progressive), 1916x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 479:270], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 180k tbc (default)
Metadata:
DURATION : 00:47:49.972000000
Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: aac (LC), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp (default)
Metadata:
title : Stereo
DURATION : 00:47:50.421000000
Stream #0:2(eng): Subtitle: hdmv_pgs_subtitle
Metadata:
title : English
DURATION : 00:00:00.000000000
[10:15:33] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[10:15:33] scan: audio 0x1: aac, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1 English (AAC LC) (2.0 ch)
[10:15:34] scan: 10 previews, 1916x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 1.77:1, PAR 1:1
[10:15:34] scan: supported video decoders: avcodec qsv
[10:15:34] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[10:15:34] Skipping subtitle scan. No suitable subtitle tracks.
[10:15:34] Starting Task: Encoding Pass
[10:15:34] Skipping crop/scale filter
[10:15:34] job configuration:
[10:15:34] * source
[10:15:34] + C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1).mkv
[10:15:34] + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 5
[10:15:34] + container: matroska,webm
[10:15:34] + data rate: 4218 kbps
[10:15:34] * destination
[10:15:34] + C:\ARTHUR_GEORGE\Arthur And George (Part 1) Subs.mkv
[10:15:34] + container: Matroska (libavformat)
[10:15:34] + chapter markers
[10:15:34] * video track
[10:15:34] + decoder: h264
[10:15:34] + filters
[10:15:34] + Comb Detect (mode=3:spatial-metric=2:motion-thresh=1:spatial-thresh=1:filter-mode=2:block-thresh=40:block-width=16:block-height=16)
[10:15:34] + Decomb (mode=39)
[10:15:34] + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[10:15:34] + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[10:15:34] + Output geometry
[10:15:34] + storage dimensions: 1916 x 1080
[10:15:34] + pixel aspect ratio: 1 : 1
[10:15:34] + display dimensions: 1916 x 1080
[10:15:34] + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[10:15:34] + preset: fast
[10:15:34] + profile: main
[10:15:34] + level: 4.0
[10:15:34] + quality: 22.00 (RF)
[10:15:34] + color profile: 1-1-1
[10:15:34] * audio track 1
[10:15:34] + name: Stereo
[10:15:34] + decoder: English (AAC LC) (2.0 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[10:15:34] + samplerate: 48000 Hz
[10:15:34] + mixdown: Stereo
[10:15:34] + dither: none
[10:15:34] + encoder: AAC (libavcodec)
[10:15:34] + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[10:15:34] sync: expecting 68821 video frames
[10:15:34] encx264: min-keyint: 24, keyint: 240
[10:15:34] encx264: encoding at constant RF 22.000000
[10:15:34] encx264: unparsed options: level=4.0:ref=2:8x8dct=0:weightp=1:subme=6:vbv-bufsize=25000:vbv-maxrate=20000:rc-lookahead=30
x264 [info]: using SAR=1/1
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 BMI2 AVX2
x264 [info]: profile Main, level 4.0, 4:2:0, 8-bit
[10:15:34] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 0
[10:15:34] sync: first pts video is 1890
[10:15:34] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 1890
[10:20:43] sync: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 10831 time 40655002
[10:30:13] sync: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 29268 time 109862891
[10:35:52] sync: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 39588 time 148601591
[10:45:25] sync: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 58201 time 218470140
[10:50:10] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[10:50:12] work: average encoding speed for job is 33.106373 fps
[10:50:13] comb detect: heavy 1 | light 63 | uncombed 68746 | total 68810
[10:50:13] decomb: deinterlaced 1 | blended 63 | unfiltered 68746 | total 68810
[10:50:13] vfr: 68810 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[10:50:13] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[10:50:13] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[10:50:13] aac-decoder done: 134551 frames, 0 decoder errors
[10:50:13] h264-decoder done: 68810 frames, 0 decoder errors
[10:50:13] sync: got 68810 frames, 68821 expected
[10:50:13] sync: framerate min 23.976 fps, max 23.976 fps, avg 23.976 fps
x264 [info]: frame I:779 Avg QP:16.68 size:108323
x264 [info]: frame P:18616 Avg QP:19.80 size: 30117
x264 [info]: frame B:49415 Avg QP:21.55 size: 12162
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames: 2.9% 3.1% 3.1% 91.0%
x264 [info]: mb I I16..4: 45.4% 0.0% 54.6%
x264 [info]: mb P I16..4: 9.6% 0.0% 3.7% P16..4: 47.2% 12.5% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% skip:20.6%
x264 [info]: mb B I16..4: 7.8% 0.0% 0.4% B16..8: 27.0% 4.5% 0.1% direct:15.6% skip:44.5% L0:48.2% L1:46.8% BI: 5.0%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 24.6% 58.5% 4.6% inter: 8.5% 29.3% 0.0%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 41% 21% 22% 16%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 26% 18% 22% 6% 7% 6% 6% 5% 4%
x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 59% 19% 20% 2%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:1.2% UV:0.3%
x264 [info]: ref P L0: 62.1% 37.9%
x264 [info]: ref B L0: 76.9% 23.1%
x264 [info]: ref B L1: 95.0% 5.0%
x264 [info]: kb/s:3473.39
[10:50:13] mux: track 0, 68810 frames, 1246028897 bytes, 3472.71 kbps, fifo 2048
[10:50:13] mux: track 1, 134552 frames, 57583469 bytes, 160.49 kbps, fifo 4096
[10:50:13] Finished work at: Wed Sep 16 10:50:13 2020
[10:50:13] libhb: work result = 0

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Woodstock
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Re: Subtitle Help

Post by Woodstock »

Handbrake is seeing that there is a subtitle track, and it's tagged as English. Do your subtitle defaults include English as one of the languages to select by default?

The FAS is controlled by language. The usual case is that your selected audio language will be used to search the subtitle tracks. You've selected "eng" for audio, so FAS should also search for "eng".

Unofficially, this is weird.
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Re: Subtitle Help

Post by realdealblues »

I saw something about setting defaults but I don't see the "configure defaults" menu that is listed on the Handbrake documentation so I'm not sure how to access it. I've never changed any preferences in the program.

I've never had any kind of issue before, but yeah, this one beats me. My mom likes to watch British stuff when camping so I just wanted to load her a digital copy but she likes to have subtitles, never tried to do it with a BluRay before so I thought maybe it was something obvious I was missing, but maybe not.
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Re: Subtitle Help

Post by Woodstock »

The audio and subtitle tabs have a "defaults" button that will allow you to modify the rules used for automatic selections.
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