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MP4 with forced subtitles?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I use DLNA on my Sony dvd player for connecting to Serviio for movies. I can use Handbrake to convert the movies to mp4 using ac3 as the primary audio. I'm trying to figure out how to add the subtitles, but only for foreign language parts. (Forced On)

I've tried adding from srt files, but I have yet to find one that is in sync with the video.

I've also tried having Handbrake convert directly from a DVD and add the subtitles it finds, but when I try to encode it just sits there indefinitely.

Is it possible? I'm not even positive the sony dvd player will show the subtitles over DLNA. Will it?

Any help is appreciated.

post #2 of 4
It most likely wont and Serviio would have to transcode the media to burn the subtitles into the video stream, which could account for the delay.

Forced subtitles are best burned into the video during the encode process. Dont know why Handbrake wont do it but here is the manual and 100% accurate way
* Rip DVD using MakeMKV taking all subtitles in the movie stream.
* Play in VLC and cycle between subtitle tracks to see which one is the forced subs.
* Feed MKV file into Handbrake and on subtitles page select the correct subtitles track under source then tick the box for "burn in" then click add dont click add before doing that.

Encode your video and it should have the correct forced subs. There is a list of movies with forced subs here which is a useful indicator.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thank you. I will give it a try!

post #4 of 4
If you are using DVD or BD as source you can use the nightly build of Handbrake to use the foreign audio search. It's worked for all of the movies I have with foreign audio subs.

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