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What are forced subtitles on Blu-ray disc

What is Forced Subtitle

Forced subtitles are common on movies and only provide subtitles when the characters speak a foreign or alien language, or a sign, flag, or other text in a scene is not translated in the localization and dubbing process. In some cases, foreign dialogue may be left untranslated if the movie is meant to be seen from the point of view of a particular character who does not speak the language in question.

Forced Subtitles on Blu-ray Disc

Usually, you may find forced subtitles easily with your Blu-ray disc and DVD disc. While, unlike DVD, on Blu-ray, each subtitle item has an attribute that specified whether particular subtitle appearance should be forced. Forced subtitles are shown regardless of current player setting, typically when movie contains a foreign language scene. The "forced" attribute is assigned per individual subtitle image, so entire subtitle track must be scanned to determine if forced subtitles are present.

Solution for Blu-ray Forced Subtitles

There are two ways forced subtitles are authored on Blu-ray discs. The first is to have a separate track with only the forced subtitles present. The second is a single pgs with certain lines flagged as forced. Free tools like FFmpeg, Handbrake usually can't rip Blu-ray disc with forced subtitles correctly. How to work it out? Forced subtitles option in Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is a great choice to preserve only subtitles and lines in foreign language.

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It can allow users to create videos only with forced subtitles when ripping Blu-ray to MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, etc, as you like. What's more, it supports a variety of multimedia devices including Apple TV, PS Vita, Galaxy Tab 3, Kindle Fire HD(X), Nexus 10, Nook HD, Microsoft Surface tablet and more. Plus, this Blu-ray ripper can also help you to backup Blu-ray movies to hard drive remaining the original structure by using "Copy the entire disc" feature. If you are running on Mac, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, which is an optimal tool for converting Blu-ray movies with forced subtitles on Mac OS X including Mountain Lion and Mavericks.

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To learn the step-by-step guide on Blu-ray conversion with forced subtitles only, you can refer to How to Rip Blu-ray Discs with Forced Subtitles.

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Lossless Blu-ray Backup on Mac/Windows
How to Rip Blu-ray for free on Mac OS X
How to Rip Blu-ray with Handbrake

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