I am researching subtitles and ripping, and that has lead me here. Post #19 of this thread, a member posted "That's why I always rip all English subs then run them through BDSupToSub to preserve only the forced. Works like a charm." Is that still good advice? Or do I need to research each title I rip (spreadsheet, Subscene, etc) and select accordingly? Tools are AnyDVD HD and Clown BD (the whole enchilada).
Also, I just discovered Scott's "Forced subtitles with ClownBD" wiki and have that yet to wade through ...
I just rely on Clown_BD. I select all English subs and I look at the output files once. If there are recognized forced subs then you will see in the output files. There are cases where the subs aren't noted as forced (even though they are). You can usually tell by the filesize, and then I will run through BDSup2Sub if I need to be sure.