Subtitles as an option with Plex?

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mrcapi937
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Subtitles as an option with Plex?

Post by mrcapi937 »

Handbrake Current Version: 1.3.1
Windows 10
Blue Ray uploading to cloud then playing on Plex

Newbie here, I am sure this is some were on here already but I couldn’t find it.

I am wanting the option to select subtitles when playing back on Plex media server.
When I am transcodeing now it either burns in the subtitles with out an option to turn off or I can transcode with no subtitles and not option to play them.

Can some one give me the settings I would use if I want the subtitles available to play as an option on play back?

Also any links or suggestions for the best overall settings to use for Handbrake to balance compression and quality with subtitles optional for upload and play back would be great.

Thanks

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Re: Subtitles as an option with Plex?

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As this relates to a specific encode, post a support thread with the requisite details.

Your latter question is incredibly subjective and personalized. The preset that most closely matches your intended playback environment and personal tradeoffs is the best recommendation we can give to such a varied question.

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Re: Subtitles as an option with Plex?

Post by mrcapi937 »

This is not to a specific encode. Its with all the encoding I am doing. I can burn in the subtitle or I have to ignore the subtitle and not have one to use. When I use Make MKV to copy to my harddrive, I can play it back and select a subtitle from the menu on play back. After I transcode with handbrake its burned in and I can't turn it off. If I trancode it with out the subtitle, I have no option to turn it on.

Maybe this is impossible with handbrake or transcodeing. I don't know I am new. Just wandering if I am wasting my time with handbrake or if there is another program that can encode and allow subs to be turned on and off during playback. General question.

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Re: Subtitles as an option with Plex?

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

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Re: Subtitles as an option with Plex?

Post by Ritsuka »

You should configure the subtitles behaviour to passthru all the subtitles tracks, and disable the "foreign language" pass and all the burn options.

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Re: Subtitles as an option with Plex?

Post by mduell »

The general answer to your general question, is yes it can be done.
mrcapi937 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Maybe this is impossible with handbrake or transcodeing. I don't know I am new. Just wandering if I am wasting my time with handbrake or if there is another program that can encode and allow subs to be turned on and off during playback. General question.
Oh it's most certainly not impossible, but there's a lot of possibilities in how it's going to work. Rather than wasting our time describing every possibility (which you could well research on your own), if you post the logs detailing your specific situation we can provide guidance for you.
Ritsuka wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:18 pm
You should configure the subtitles behaviour to passthru all the subtitles tracks, and disable the "foreign language" pass and all the burn options.
May not be possible or useful with OP's choice of subs and container. If only we had some consistent and complete way of documenting those choices...

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Re: Subtitles as an option with Plex?

Post by mrcapi937 »

Here are my logs on the most recent encode. My preference would be to have all subs available, then select the language sub when I play. This file is a little grainy. I just used the presets and encoded it. When I play with widows media player there are no subs with these settings. I really appreciate your support! Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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HandBrake 1.3.1 (2020010400)
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Ram: 16291 MB, 
GPU Information:
  Intel(R) HD Graphics Family - 8.15.10.2430
  BB Capture Driver - 3.40.0.0
Screen: 1366x768
Temp Dir: C:\Users\Don\AppData\Local\Temp\
Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake
Data Dir: C:\Users\Don\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake

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


# Starting Encode ...

[01:44:06] base preset: Fast 1080p30 (Modified)
[13:44:06] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[13:44:06] Starting work at: Tue Jan 14 13:44:06 2020
[13:44:06] 1 job(s) to process
[13:44:06] json job:
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[13:44:06] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
[13:44:06]  - Intel microarchitecture Sandy Bridge
[13:44:06]  - logical processor count: 8
[13:44:06] Intel Quick Sync Video support: no
[13:44:06] hb_scan: path=D:\, title_index=3
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:\) failed
[13:44:06] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.1
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Can't open D:\ for reading
libdvdread: Device D:\ inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
libdvdnav: Unable to open device file D:\.
libdvdnav: vm: dvd_read_name failed
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fe0000. Regions: 1
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Can't open D:\ for reading
libdvdread: Device D:\ inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
[13:44:07] scan: DVD has 24 title(s)
[13:44:07] scan: scanning title 3
[13:44:07] scan: duration is 01:36:42 (5802533 ms)
[13:44:07] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 000000001E6B4A60
[13:44:07] scan: checking audio 1
[13:44:07] scan: id=0x80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=0
[13:44:07] scan: checking audio 2
[13:44:07] scan: id=0x81bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=0
[13:44:07] scan: checking audio 3
[13:44:07] scan: id=0x82bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=0
[13:44:07] scan: checking subtitle 1
[13:44:07] scan: id=0x20bd, lang=English (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB], 3cc=eng ext=0
[13:44:07] scan: checking subtitle 2
[13:44:07] scan: id=0x21bd, lang=español (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB], 3cc=spa ext=0
[13:44:07] scan: checking subtitle 3
[13:44:07] scan: id=0x22bd, lang=English (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB], 3cc=eng ext=0
[13:44:07] scan: title 3 has 21 chapters
[13:44:07] scan: chap 1, 318667 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 2, 165333 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 3, 356500 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 4, 336333 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 5, 308333 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 6, 295667 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 7, 302834 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 8, 155033 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 9, 368800 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 10, 373166 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 11, 176700 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 12, 331634 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 13, 498033 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 14, 288333 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 15, 167333 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 16, 239633 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 17, 368166 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 18, 186700 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 19, 251800 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 20, 313033 ms
[13:44:07] scan: chap 21, 500 ms
[13:44:07] scan: aspect = 16:9
[13:44:07] scan: decoding previews for title 3
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fe0000. Regions: 1
[13:44:07] scan: title angle(s) 1
[13:44:07] scan: audio 0x80bd: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (448 kbps)
[13:44:07] scan: audio 0x81bd: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (2.0 ch) (Dolby Surround) (192 kbps)
[13:44:07] scan: audio 0x82bd: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (2.0 ch) (Dolby Surround) (192 kbps)
[13:44:07] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 62/62/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[13:44:07] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[13:44:07] Starting Task: Encoding Pass
[13:44:07] job configuration:
[13:44:07]  * source
[13:44:07]    + D:\
[13:44:07]    + title 3, chapter(s) 1 to 21
[13:44:07]  * destination
[13:44:07]    + C:\Users\Don\Videos\Adrift-3.m4v
[13:44:07]    + container: MPEG-4 (libavformat)
[13:44:07]      + optimized for HTTP streaming (fast start)
[13:44:07]      + align initial A/V stream timestamps
[13:44:07]      + chapter markers
[13:44:07]  * video track
[13:44:07]    + decoder: mpeg2video
[13:44:07]      + bitrate 200 kbps
[13:44:07]    + filters
[13:44:07]      + 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)
[13:44:07]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[13:44:07]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[13:44:07]        + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[13:44:07]      + Crop and Scale (width=720:height=356:crop-top=62:crop-bottom=62:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[13:44:07]        + source: 720 * 480, crop (62/62/0/0): 720 * 356, scale: 720 * 356
[13:44:07]    + Output geometry
[13:44:07]      + storage dimensions: 720 x 356
[13:44:07]      + pixel aspect ratio: 32 : 27
[13:44:07]      + display dimensions: 853 x 356
[13:44:07]    + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[13:44:07]      + preset:  fast
[13:44:07]      + profile: main
[13:44:07]      + level:   4.0
[13:44:07]      + quality: 22.00 (RF)
[13:44:07]      + color profile: 6-1-6
[13:44:07]  * subtitle track 1, English (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB] (track 0, id 0x20bd, Picture) -> Passthrough, Forced Only, Default
[13:44:07]  * audio track 1
[13:44:07]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (448 kbps) (track 1, id 0x80bd)
[13:44:07]      + bitrate: 448 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[13:44:07]    + mixdown: Stereo
[13:44:07]    + dither: none
[13:44:07]    + encoder: AAC (libavcodec)
[13:44:07]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.1
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Can't open D:\ for reading
libdvdread: Device D:\ inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
libdvdnav: Unable to open device file D:\.
libdvdnav: vm: dvd_read_name failed
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fe0000. Regions: 1
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Can't open D:\ for reading
libdvdread: Device D:\ inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fe0000. Regions: 1
[13:44:07] sync: expecting 139121 video frames
[13:44:07] encx264: min-keyint: 24, keyint: 240
[13:44:07] encx264: encoding at constant RF 22.000000
[13:44:07] 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=32/27
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX
x264 [info]: profile Main, level 4.0, 4:2:0, 8-bit
[13:44:07] sync: first pts video is 0
[13:44:07] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 0
[13:44:07] sync: first pts audio 0x80bd is 0
[13:45:39] sync: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 7649 time 28708680
[13:46:31] sync: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 11617 time 43603560
[13:48:11] sync: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 20173 time 75720645
[13:50:11] sync: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 28245 time 106020915
[13:52:13] sync: "Chapter 6" (6) at frame 35645 time 133798665
[13:54:10] sync: "Chapter 7" (7) at frame 42741 time 160435275
[13:55:57] sync: "Chapter 8" (8) at frame 50009 time 187717530
[13:56:53] sync: "Chapter 9" (9) at frame 53730 time 201685233
[13:59:21] sync: "Chapter 10" (10) at frame 62581 time 234909675
[14:01:24] sync: "Chapter 11" (11) at frame 71537 time 268528260
[14:02:34] sync: "Chapter 12" (12) at frame 75778 time 284447913
[14:04:43] sync: "Chapter 13" (13) at frame 83737 time 314324010
[14:07:04] sync: "Chapter 14" (14) at frame 95690 time 359192583
[14:08:55] sync: "Chapter 15" (15) at frame 102610 time 385168533
[14:09:55] sync: "Chapter 16" (16) at frame 106626 time 400243593
[14:11:21] sync: "Chapter 17" (17) at frame 112377 time 421831410
[14:13:36] sync: "Chapter 18" (18) at frame 121213 time 454999545
[14:14:52] sync: "Chapter 19" (19) at frame 125694 time 471820098
[14:16:13] sync: "Chapter 20" (20) at frame 131737 time 494504010
[14:17:09] reader: done. 2 scr changes
[14:17:10] work: average encoding speed for job is 70.224586 fps
[14:17:10] comb detect: heavy 5594 | light 16148 | uncombed 117522 | total 139264
[14:17:10] decomb: deinterlaced 5594 | blended 16148 | unfiltered 117522 | total 139264
[14:17:10] vfr: 139264 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[14:17:10] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[14:17:10] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[14:17:10] ac3-decoder done: 181494 frames, 0 decoder errors
[14:17:10] mpeg2video-decoder done: 139264 frames, 0 decoder errors
[14:17:10] sync: got 139264 frames, 139121 expected
[14:17:10] sync: framerate min 23.976 fps, max 29.970 fps, avg 23.977 fps
[aac @ 0000000000863d40] Qavg: 553.209
x264 [info]: frame I:1386  Avg QP:17.95  size: 19540
x264 [info]: frame P:40889 Avg QP:21.36  size:  6606
x264 [info]: frame B:96989 Avg QP:23.56  size:  2300
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames:  4.2%  3.1% 17.1% 75.5%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4: 31.2%  0.0% 68.8%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4:  5.8%  0.0% 10.2%  P16..4: 37.0% 16.8%  7.9%  0.0%  0.0%    skip:22.3%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  3.3%  0.0%  2.1%  B16..8: 26.6%  7.8%  0.8%  direct:10.3%  skip:49.1%  L0:39.6% L1:46.0% BI:14.4%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 50.0% 63.3% 19.9% inter: 13.3% 20.1% 0.7%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 32% 28% 19% 21%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 24% 21% 16%  6%  7%  6%  8%  5%  6%
x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 53% 23% 19%  5%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:2.7% UV:0.9%
x264 [info]: ref P L0: 71.9% 28.1%
x264 [info]: ref B L0: 86.6% 13.4%
x264 [info]: ref B L1: 96.6%  3.4%
x264 [info]: kb/s:716.57
[mp4 @ 00000000281a2640] Starting second pass: moving the moov atom to the beginning of the file
[14:17:12] mux: track 0, 139264 frames, 520204602 bytes, 716.49 kbps, fifo 8192
[14:17:12] mux: track 1, 272242 frames, 116294470 bytes, 160.17 kbps, fifo 16384
[14:17:12] mux: track 2, 0 frames, 0 bytes, 0.00 kbps, fifo 8
[14:17:12] Finished work at: Tue Jan 14 14:17:12 2020
[14:17:12] libhb: work result = 0

# Encode Completed ...
Last edited by Rodeo on Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
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mrcapi937
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Re: Subtitles as an option with Plex?

Post by mrcapi937 »

Ritsuka wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:18 pm
You should configure the subtitles behaviour to passthru all the subtitles tracks, and disable the "foreign language" pass and all the burn options.
That sounds like it would work. I just don't get how to set all that up in Handbrake subtitle settings.

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Re: Subtitles as an option with Plex?

Post by mduell »

Your selected output container (MP4) and provided subtitles (VOBSUB) are not compatible, per the MP4 spec.

You can switch to the MKV container, or you can find some text subs to add.

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Re: Subtitles as an option with Plex?

Post by Rodeo »

For Plex, use MKV.

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