July 23rd, 2007, 06:17 AM
I have several foreign language films that I want to extract scenes from and retain the english subtitles.
Using VRD, I can successfully keep the scenes I want. But VRD dosn't handle subtitles.
Tried Ulead MovieFactory v4 SE. Again unless I'm doing something wrong, it doesn't keep the subtitles. Played with Nero Vision Express v3, and again no subtitles.
Any suggestions what other software I might investigate? Don't really want to spend money just to do these few scenes.
Appreciate any assistance.
July 23rd, 2007, 03:51 PM
I suspect that the reason for not keeping sub-titles (other than those that are embedded by the movie producer as part of the actual movie frame) is that the sub-title info lives in the vertical interval part of the syncronizing signal.
There is a possibilty that I am wrong about this. I was wrong once before 8^)
July 23rd, 2007, 10:40 PM
I believe for Ulead, you would have to graduate to DVD Workshop for subtitles.
July 24th, 2007, 02:38 AM
DVD Lab will do subtitles. It has a free trial. If you only want to do it this one time, just use the free trial and don't buy it.
July 24th, 2007, 06:12 AM
What kind of fileformat are the films in ?
Originally Posted by ghealy
.MPG files, .DVR-MS files, DVD's ?
July 24th, 2007, 06:43 AM
Could be. Technically I'm clueless. But thanks for the commnets.
Originally Posted by mike_flood
Thanks, Pat, for the clarification. Someone in another forum suggested trying DVD Shrink in Reauthor mode. --Using Start/Stop Frame, save off desired clip. Repeat for each scene, placing each clip in its own directory.
Originally Posted by phd
Later, again using reauthor mode, combine clips into a compilation DVD. Will have to give it a try.
Thanks zz5. DVD Lab seems to be a Swissknife of DVD authoring. May have to check it out one day.
Originally Posted by zz5
Boulder. These are commercial DVDs that I've ripped to my harddrive, thus standard VOB, IFO, etc..
Originally Posted by boulder
As mentioned to Pat, it has been suggested to use DVD Shrink. Will be trying that once I've some time to play. Will post back to this thread on my success or failure.
July 24th, 2007, 11:07 AM
Not exactly a realm of DVD Labs I've looked into, but they have outstanding on-line help
Give this page a good look.
A lot of what DLP can do is described here with sufficient info to get it going.
If you're still uncertain, you might try one of their forums.
Though if you ask too simple a question in their more advanced forums (DVD Labs Pro), ya might get the cold shoulder.
Many there are pro's, and they don't much care for non-standard video formats like I get off satellite.
July 24th, 2007, 11:44 AM
Thanks for the links. Certainly a powerful program. More than I currently have need for.
July 26th, 2007, 09:32 PM
Just to update my original post with the solution I found that works.
Using DVDShrink in re-author mode, import DVD from Hard Drive. Use Start/Stop to select the first scene, export to hard drive. Repeat as necessary for remaining scenes. You can then merge each scene into a single file using DVD Shrink.
However I also own DVD Remake Pro, that has a great Merge feature of up to 4 DVDs. It creates a title menu and allows editing of post commands so you can play each scene one after the other.
Both software handle multiple audio and Subpicture (Subtitle) streams without issue.
All in all, not as complicated as it sounds. And it worked!.