I only want subtitles for "foreign audio" sections...

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buffalo master
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I only want subtitles for "foreign audio" sections...

Post by buffalo master » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:25 pm

...and I don't want to watch the movie first to figure out if I got the selection right.

Is there still not a solution to this after all these years? I know that Handbrake has a "foreign audio scan," but I'm not compressing my rips anymore. I want to rip a new disc in MakeMKV and just watch it. Problem is, I quite often do this for brand new movies I haven't watched yet. I buy the disc just to get the lossless MKV. I don't know if these films have sections with foreign audio. I don't want to have to think and worry about if it. I just want to rip a lossless copy of my movies and play it in Plex for the first time.

Surely MakeMKV has a solution for this, right?

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Re: I only want subtitles for "foreign audio" sections...

Post by Woodstock » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:13 pm

No, there isn't a solution that is universally applicable, because there are many ways to screw up the mastering of a DVD or BD without violating the standards.
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buffalo master
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Re: I only want subtitles for "foreign audio" sections...

Post by buffalo master » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:12 pm

Woodstock wrote:No, there isn't a solution that is universally applicable, because there are many ways to screw up the mastering of a DVD or BD without violating the standards.
How is this possible, though? Why can't MakeMKV just do whatever the disc does to play the correct subtitle track? If I put the disc in a Blu-ray player I don't have to fumble around with subtitle settings to get the foreign audio to show. Whatever the disc does, why can't MakeMKV do that? Is there any other program that can?

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Re: I only want subtitles for "foreign audio" sections...

Post by Woodstock » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:52 pm

In part for the same reason not every DVD and BD really does "work correctly" in all players. The standards call for a lot of flags, which may or may not be used.

Some dual-language titles default to original language and full subtitle list, with the dub being secondary.
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