Editing ripped DVDs and adding subtitles

Dougmeister

New member
I have asked before and the official answer has been that VideoRedo does not currently support subtitles for ripped DVDs. Is this still the case?

If so, is there no way around this?

Case in point. I own "Thor - The Dark World". I have both a recorded version (.tivo file) from broadcast TV and a DVD version. I obviously prefer the DVD version because nothing has been cut out, picture quality, no watermarks/station logos, etc. However, when an alien race (such as the "Dark Elves") are speaking in their native tongue, I have no idea what they are saying. The .tivo version automatically displays English captions, but I suspect this is due to something done by the broadcasting network.

I can "get" the closed-captioning from the DVD via a program called ccextractor, but there is no *simple* way that I know of to incorporate these into my DVD rip.

I could cut those scenes from the broadcast/.tivo version, cut them *out* of the DVD version, then merge the different pieces, but that would be an arduous, time-consuming process.

Is there a better way? Thanks.
 

jmc

Active member
I have asked before and the official answer has been that VideoRedo does not currently support subtitles for ripped DVDs. Is this still the case?
If so, is there no way around this?
Case in point. I own "Thor - The Dark World". I have both a recorded version (.tivo file) from broadcast TV and a DVD version. I obviously prefer the DVD version because nothing has been cut out, picture quality, no watermarks/station logos, etc. However, when an alien race (such as the "Dark Elves") are speaking in their native tongue, I have no idea what they are saying. The .tivo version automatically displays English captions, but I suspect this is due to something done by the broadcasting network.
I can "get" the closed-captioning from the DVD via a program called ccextractor, but there is no *simple* way that I know of to incorporate these into my DVD rip.
I could cut those scenes from the broadcast/.tivo version, cut them *out* of the DVD version, then merge the different pieces, but that would be an arduous, time-consuming process.Is there a better way? Thanks.
If you are referring to "burn in" the subtitles permanently into the video I believe "HandBrake" can do that.
I use a TEMPGEnc program but that will cost you.
 

jmc

Active member
Handbrake does that? Wow. Did not know that. Thanks.

Oh, and did you mean TMPGEnc ? If so, why did you choose that over Handbrake? Price? Ease of use?
TMPGEnc, yes. Not price... free vs $100 or so. A learning curve on both but VMWorks does so much more.

I use the Video Mastering Works for the editing filters on old Yellow or red or fuzzy digitized tapes.
"Contour"... Don't know what that does exactly but it does improve "fuzzy tape" video files a LOT.
Then I enhance the contrast and color of the washed out/faded files. A very very noticeable improvement.

And of course the subtitle "burn in".
I've not used handbrake for this but I "believe" I've read people saying it will do it.

They also have a smart renderer that will modify an aspect "flag" that VRD will not.
VRD can modify one aspect flag in an mp4 that VLC and MPClassic will obey...unsquashing squashed 4/3(16/9).
But VRD does not itself obey that flag and will keep displaying the 4/3 as squashed 4/3(16/9).

The TMPGEnc smart renderer will change a flag that VRD will obey and the unsquashed 4/3s are now
unsquashed in VRD.

jmc
 
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Danr

Administrator
Staff member
But VRD does not itself obey that flag and will keep displaying the 4/3 as squashed 4/3(16/9).
Not aware of this. How are you doing the unsquashing?
 

jmc

Active member
Not aware of this. How are you doing the unsquashing?
Ok, had to dig into my backups to find an "unsquashed" 16/9(squashed4/3) mp4.

I go to "Profile options">"Aspect ratio"> 4:3, and hit save.
And it is the same as when I tested a long time ago.

VLC and MPClassic display it 4/3 and putting the file back into VRD displays 16/9Squashed.
(VRD5&6)

I did find that "Standard" 771a VRD crashed both times
but 772a VRD5Pro and "Standard" 798a VRD6 did not crash and I got my mostly unsquashed file.

Love my circles round.

jmc
 
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jmc

Active member
FOUND this from 2014, Dan203........
If it's MPEG-2 then you can set the aspect in the profile and it should get updated without recoding. If it's H.264 it might work if you save to MP4 or MKV, since it will set it at the container level. However we do not currently have a way to modify the SAR values in the H.264 stream itself.
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My memory was right it is a container flag/stream flag issue.

jmc
 
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