DVD Subtitle Ripper - Rip DVD with Forced Subtitles

Summary: This is a step by step guide that walks you through the best way to rip DVD video with forced subtitles for foreign films to better understand what the actors are saying.

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.

For example, for Star War, you may notice the forced subtitle when Han is talking to Greedo in the bar. With the forced subtitles available, how to get DVD movies with forced subtitles so that we can enjoy the movie without unnecessary characters on screen, preferably on devices like iPad, Xbox 360, WD TV? The point here is to find a DVD ripping tool that supports forced subtitles option. Pavtube DVDAid is the best app I’ve tried.

Overall, it is a professional program that is capable of adding forced subtitles to DVD movies. It can rip the latest DVD to various video formats for some popular smartphones and tablets as well as editing software. And you can add srt/ass/ssa subtitles to the output videos to make it unique and perfect. Simple interface and CUDA acceleration will bring you an easy but effective conversion. The Mac version is Pavtube DVDAid for Mac.

Free download and install it and the following guide will show you detailed steps to convert/copy DVD movies for playback with forced subtitles.

1. Import DVD source.

Click "Load file" button to import the inserted DVD. After few second, it will be imported successfully and you can preview the whole movie in the preview window.

Then, you need to select the subtitle and audio track for output. As DVD movie contains multiple audio and subtitle tracks, you could choose your favorite one for output.

Note: Force subtitle can be checked for output so as to help you to read the unknown language and fully enjoy the DVD.

2. Choose output format.

Now go to "Format" menu to select output format there. A variety of options are listed such as many portable devices, video editing software, various HD video formats, etc. Choose the one you desired.

Note: You can find the "Directly Copy" option there. It will support to backup 100% intact the DVD main movie with all multiple tracks preserved. And you will get one VOB file for output. If you want to backup DVD, it is a good choice for you.


If you want to deal with multi-track blu-ray or dvd videos, here to recommend you to try Pavtube ByteCopy, which is not only capable of helping you to transcode blu-ray/dvd discs to vrious output formats, but also it can transcode Blu-ray/dvd to MKV/MP4/MOV with multiple audio and subtitle tracks.

Suppose you are good at both English and Francia, and want to preserve both of them from original Blu-ray/DVD discs when converting, that is what Pavtube ByteCoy can also do for you. And you can select the audio you want when enjoying movies.

Tip 2:

By the way, if you want, you can adjust output video and audio parameters according to your own needs. You can change bitrate, frame rate, channels, etc. Click "Settings" button to set output profiles.

Tip 3: In order to get customized videos, you can add subtitles to your own videos.

The free Subtitle Edit will help you to edit your own subtitles then put it into videos.

Read More: Subtitle FAQs: Free permanently attach subtitles to videos/movies

3. Convert DVD with forced subtitles.

Now it's time to start conversion. Click big Convert button on the interface and then you will get a conversion dialogue box to show the exact progress, like time left, estimated size, state and so on.

Note: If you are bothered about waiting for conversion to finish, you can choose to check "shut down computer after conversion". Then just let it alone, you are free to go out to do anything you like.

Once the conversion finished, you can get the ripped video with the forced subtitles as you wanted and can take your favorite DVD anywhere and enjoy them whenever you want to. Just try it now!

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