Originally Posted by dbone1026
The biggest challenge with forced subs in mkvs is that very few players respect the forced flag. So if you had three subtitle tracks and one was marked forced your player should automatically play this track with needing to turn on subtitles. As of now this fails for about every player.
Damian, I've enjoyed your AEAC3TO and mkv guides and thinking of trying your approach. I've run into the same forced subtitle problem previously brought up, which is that what should be "forced subtitles" (ie. for a foreign language) is actually in a separate track.
Using Makemkv right now, I rip both the English subtitle and this separate track containing the forced subtitles. No problems there. I use XBMC to play mkv's so unless I specifically turn subtitles on and select this particular subtitle track, I do not get my forced subs. How do I set this forced flag (not sure I'm using the right terminology) so that XBMC knows to default to this forced subtitle track when playing back this mkv? I'm assuming I have to use mkvmerge and a few other tools to designate this track to be on whenever the mkv is played??
On a secondary note, in your AEAC3TO guides, why do you not mention the need for Nero 7 or the Arcsoft DTS decoders like I've read in other places talking about eac3to?