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Subtitles with Handbrake

I have ripped a DVD to my hard drive.  I'd like to create a video file from it and include subtitles.  It's a foreign film and subtitles in English are available.  Handbrake creates the video file without issue but it doesn't include subtitles.

In the Subtitles tab, I've tried these options without success:
- Forced Only
- Burned In
- both of the above

Any ideas how I can get them to show?
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brettr
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John EarnshawCommented:
download a subtitle ripper such as subrip from here: http://subrip.softonic.com/ its free!
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John EarnshawCommented:
Here is the official site for subrip download: http://zuggy.wz.cz/dvd.php 
and they have a guide here: http://zuggy.wz.cz/guides/video.htm

Hope this helps.
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brettrAuthor Commented:
Thanks but what do I do with ripped subtitles?
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John EarnshawCommented:
Okay, after researching a bit more I found that one of the best and easiest applications to use for extracting subtitles from dvd is vobsub: http://www.weethet.nl/downloads/vobsub.exe

See this guide for using vobsub: http://www.weethet.nl/english/video_ripsubtitles_vobsub.php#rippingsubs


Although it goes on a bit and gets a bit technical in places this explains it all in full and it's really not that hard to do I have done it before just not with this application (if you don't know what your doing just stick with the default options as much as possible).
you need to extract the subtitles to files then rename the files to match the ripped movie name and keep them in the same folder as the ripped movie.
If your video file is called MYMOVIE.AVI your subtitle files would be:
MYMOVIE.IFO, MYMOVIE.IDX, MYMOVIE.SUB and would be in the same folder location as MYMOVIE.AVI
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brettrAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Sorry for the delay. I will give it a try soon and then update/close the question.
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brettrAuthor Commented:
In the example, they rip the titles and put them in the same folder as an avi file. I've created an m4v file from the DVD. This gets moved to an apple tv via iTunes, which means the subtitles can't go. Does that downed right?
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John EarnshawCommented:
If thats the case I can only sugest using a different DVD ripper to burn the subs in to the video file.

I've used magic DVD ripper before to burn subs for Elvish in Lord of the Rings and other stuff and it always worked and it's easy to use. It's not free but they have a fully working trial version that lets you do so many rips before you need to register.

http://www.magicdvdripper.com/
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brettrAuthor Commented:
Interesting.  So Magic DVD Ripper actually burns the subtitles into the output, voiding the need for a separate sub title ripper program?

I didn't see that feature listed in their description.
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