Originally Posted by Stryker412
Is there any software that will just scan a movie and tell you if the subs are forced or not and in what track they're located? I'd like to do that before I start the lengthy process of converting.
Unfortuantely there is no software that will scan the disk (rip) and tell you what tracks contain forced subs without demuxing the tracks first.
eac3to will only give you the full caption list after the demux. Here is an example of before the demux:
12: Subtitle (PGS), English
13: Subtitle (PGS), Chinese
14: Subtitle (PGS), Korean
15: Subtitle (PGS), Portuguese
16: Subtitle (PGS), Arabic
17: Subtitle (PGS), Indonesian
18: Subtitle (PGS), Bulgarian
19: Subtitle (PGS), Croatian
20: Subtitle (PGS), Czech
21: Subtitle (PGS), Estonian
22: Subtitle (PGS), Modern Greek
23: Subtitle (PGS), Hebrew
24: Subtitle (PGS), Hungarian
25: Subtitle (PGS), Icelandic
and this is after the demux:
Subtitle track 12 contains 1082 captions, 195 forced captions.
Subtitle track 13 contains 935 captions.
Subtitle track 14 contains 929 captions.
Subtitle track 15 contains 922 captions.
Subtitle track 16 contains 940 captions.
Subtitle track 17 contains 928 captions.
Subtitle track 18 contains 947 captions.
Subtitle track 19 contains 928 captions.
Subtitle track 20 contains 815 captions.
Subtitle track 21 contains 716 captions.
Subtitle track 22 contains 882 captions.
Subtitle track 23 contains 940 captions.
Subtitle track 24 contains 844 captions.
Subtitle track 25 contains 930 captions.
Also, some discs will not have forced captions in the same track as the rest of the subs but one track with the forced captions all by themselves. So in the above example you would have an English track that will say this:
Subtitle track 37 contains 195 captions.
Track #37 being a second English track. So it's always a good idea to open smaller English sub tracks in SupRip and see what they are.
BTW... the latest version of eac3to (3.16) for some reason does not give me the forced caption info but version 3.15 does.