Hello everyone, I'm need for some advice that I can't quite figure out on my own 100% (not easily anyhow). I have been ripping, encoding, remuxing, transcoding, compressing, you name it, to nearly ever video codec you can imagine for several years now, so as you may assume/imagine, this request will be for either a difficult task, very specific task or both lol.
I have been ripping blu ray now for only about a year or less now, I have came across many apps that work very well, pretty good, decent, not so well, terrible and won't work lol The app that has seemed to do the job for me thus far via trial and error of all rest is DVDfab, but, as well as all of you know, once you have an addiction to something (home theater and movies lol) you (at least me in this situation) cant stop screwing with stuff till its PERFECT for mine/your liking. This is where my concern comes to play.
My concern is actually with subtitles. Now, I have been ripping blu ray up till last night via dvdfab and converting to MKV and all has worked so far (again except for my subtitle problem) however after doing some reading and experimenting around, I have found it to be a better idea to rip M2TS "pass through" while checking the subtitle box "display only forced subpicture". Now I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong here but the results are NOT giving me what I want as the subtitles are still there constantly throughout the movie (obviously I don't want that.
Now here's the thing. During the DVD era, I used DVD decrypted and DVD shrink and voila everything fine. Now, unfortunately, I stream virtually everything to ps3 but soon will be replaced by an HTPC running xbmc live. I am extremely flexible in the sense that I do NOT need a single program to do all this for me (I used 3 programs most of the time for doing DVDs) so my request is simple (and probably could have been address alone at the beginning without any of this lol).
I need suggestion as to what program(s) to used in order to rip a blu ray (regardless of format) into a file (here's the important part) that will show subtitles that will display on tv ONLY WHEN NEEDED (i.e. when actor speaks in language other then English and you need to read what they are saying) that all I need and I have NO problem using multiple programs to accomplish this, but DO what the subtitles permanantly burned into the video file.
Sorry about this looooooong post but I knew if I was going to get an answer, I need both an excellent source of advice AND to provide specifics.