05-28-2013, 01:01 PM
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Hi. Now that the latest release of Handbrake supports PGS subtitles for bluray I'm wondering how folks here are encoding their videos to make sure they have access to the forced subtitles even if they don't read as forced? My preference would be to burn in only those subtitles which should be forced but with so many movies now putting them in a separate track instead, Handbrake's Foreign Audio Scan doesn't help for those (ex. Argo, Life of Pi, MI4: Ghost Protocol). So how are people doing this? Do you make a point to research each title before converting and if so what's the best resource for that? Lately I've started using this thread -- http://www.avsforum.com/t/1176923/movies-with-forced-subtitles
-- but not sure how often it's updated or if there's a better list out there?
Also what do you do if you can't find any info on the movie's subs ahead of time? The only fallback I can think of if is to set Foreign Audio Scan to forced and burned in but also include all other English subtitle tracks too so that when I'm watching (through XBMC) if a foreign language scene comes up where the subs aren't hardcoded or burned in as forced I can cycle through the subtitle tracks available to see which one gives me only subs for those scenes and not English audio parts subtitled too (and then once I've identified the correct track I guess I could re-encode the entire movie with only that track burned in and the others left off). But is that really the best solution or has anyone else found a better default? Thanks.