Originally Posted by EVT
I'm with you on this but I'm not holding my breath that either issue gets fixed. Like yourself I have my movies ripped as movie-only ISOs. Unfortunately my seamless branching titles are not ripped to a single file so I'm even worse off. So instead of going with the new players I bought a couple of D1s as spares just in case either of my existing Dunes fail.
Depending on how many blu-rays you have ripped one solution if you really want to move to using this new Dune is to convert those with forced subs (if you know which ones have them) to MKV and leave the rest as is. The tough part would be figuring out which of your existing titles have forced subtitles but going forward you could just rip to MKV which takes care of both forced subs and seamless branching.
I found a quick and easy work- a- round for the forced sub issue. I /created/inserted an .srt file of forced subs in the folder with my ISO of District 9. I enabled auto subs/ external only on the Dune setup playback screen and tested. The forced subs came on automatically based on the time stamp in the .srt file. Internal subs were ignored but could be toggled with the remote as with any previous Dune player. This an easy method for guys that run either full or ripped ISOs with regard to forced subs.
Last year I converted all 900+ movies in my collection to 4 gig MP4s to play on my tablets. I had to create/find .srt files of all forced subs for all movies that had them. This was required to burn the forced subs into the Mp4 video so that I didn't have to deal with the forced issue again on my mobile devices. I do not remember if I saved the actual .srt files or not.( Sure I hope I did, If not I will have to re-create a list). If I still have them, I will share with forum members. This will accomplish two things:
1) We will have a list of what movies had forced titles
2) More important the actually .srt file required to enable force titles on these problem players.
To all you DVD FAB users. Does this program have the ability to create an extra .srt file when creating an ISO or main movie ISO based on the force flags in the m2ts stream? ClownBD only creates a .sub file. This .sub file needs to be converted to an .srt file which is time consuming.