Missing subtitles in commercial DVD players

vbimport

#1

Hi all,

I’ve tried using the search function to look for answers but not exactly found it specifically. Hopefully some kind soul who has encountered and overcome this can help with my question.

I recently used the latest version of DVD Decryptor and Clone DVD to make a copy (whole movie) of a Korean DVD “Untold Scandal” onto DVD+r. I ensured english subtitles were included during the use of the DVD Decryptor while leaving the rest of the settings as default. After burning, I plunked it in a standalone commerical dvd player and after switching the english subtitles on via both menu as well as OSD in the remote control, no subtitles came on. I ejected the disc from the player, plunked it in the PC drive again to view it with Windows media, switched on the english subtitles with a mouse click and lo and behold, the movie came out with subtitles. Anybody ever encountered this before? How the heck to i ensure the subs will work with commercial standalone dvd players? thanks to anyone responding in advance. :>

cents


#2

Hi cents and welcome to the forum.

Yep , i’ve seen this before. If i selected subtitle 1 and subtitle 4 on a clonedvd’d copy , i could only playback subtitle 1 in my standalone player.

Methinks , that the subtitles don’t get their new designation number (since that there are only two subtitles on it now , it should have been nr 1 and nr 2). Because of this , there is no subtitle 2 and thus your standalone player thinks there are no other subtitles.

My suggestion is to keep ALL subtitles ticked when you recompress a movie with either CloneDVD or DVDShrink.


#3

Thx for the welcome Mr. Belvedere :> man, that handle name just brings back memories of the sitcom…

I did try using CloneDVD totally this time (instead of using DVD Decrypter to rip and burn the DVD) choosing both subtitles. Now i can see both subtitles (English and Korean) on the standalone DVD. BUT…with cloneDVD, i just can’t get the bloody audio in the main movie through (i.e. can’t hear it in the PC windows media or the standalone DVD player. I could hear the background music of the title menu though - wierd). shessh. Anyways for that, I selected the simple 2 channel audio option. Later I also tried selecting just 5 channel, DTS which the DVD supports, both no sound.

seems with DVD decryptor or DVD shrink, I could get sound and subtitles out when played using PC windows media but on standalone, only sound but no subtitles - damn frustrating). With CloneDVD, I could get subtitles out on the standalone but no sound on the main movie.

Any idea how i can merge the subtitles from one with the audio in the other to form a complete jiqsaw picture?

maybe i should take up Korean, that could be the easiest solution …heh