Originally Posted by TSHA222
but I believe that BD titles are going to be the same regardless of player as this is an authoring issue and players are not capable of relocating subs.
Quote taken from first post...
I have a few questions that some of you might know. I'm planning to go CIH and just want to get a feel for what I'm up against. I don't normally watch films with subtitles, unless they are required in an English release (the reason for this thread).
1. How are subtitles handled in Blu-Ray? Are they always authored directly in the video file itself? Or are they all a separate file that is 'overlayed' on top of the video? Or can it be either (if so, which is most common)??
2. I am using a HTPC for all my blu-ray watching (ripped to mkv+flac). I thought that at least some, if not most, of blu-rays had subtitles as a separate file and were 'overlayed' because there is a section in the mkv+flac guide on how to rip and handle a separate subtitle file. Anyways, I'm just confused here because if players didn't dictate where the subtitles were located...then how can there be different vertical placement of subtitles (some in movie and some below)?? Maybe subtitles that are a separate file and overlayed are always displayed at the bottom (in black bar) and subtitles that are authored in the actual video file would obviously be higher in the video part.
Sorry if this post is confusing, I'm just trying to figure out how the subtitles work in BD. Also wondering if ripping to mkv gives any kind of advantage (maybe its possible to raise up subtitles vertically into the video if they are a separate video file during the rip process??)??