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Posted by Jason Eatock - Mar 12, 2021 | Contact Author

How to Rip Blu-ray with Preferred Subtitles or Forced Subtitles

"Okay I tried to rip some Blu-ray movies and now I am having difficultly trying to get the subtitles setting right so when in certain parts of the movie like when they are speaking French(not my native language), I'll know what the heck they are saying!! Any help?"

When watching ripped Blu-ray movies, many people may encounter the following problem: We have no idea what the characters are saying when they speak their native language without subtitles. Therefore, the demand of ripping Blu-rays with preferred subtitles is necessary for that. And in this article, we will provide you different solutions to flexibly set the Blu-ray movie subtitles in the Blu-ray ripping process.

What You Need to Rip Blu-rays with Desired Subtitles or Forced Subtitles

● Your Blu-ray discs.
● A Blu-ray disc drive. If your computer came with any disc drive at all, it was probably a DVD drive. However, you'll need a Blu-Ray reader in order to rip your Blu-Ray discs (obviously). An external good Blu-ray drive can be purchased for as little as $25.
● A program to rip subtitles to your digital movies. We'll be using DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper in this guide, which is available for both Windows and Mac.

DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper is a powerful yet easy-to-use Blu-ray ripping program with rich features and solid functions. With it, you can descrypt and rip all types of Blu-rays regardless of region codes (A/B/C) and copy protections (AACS, BD+, MKB, etc). Its features include but are not limited to:

➽ Rip any Blu-rays (DVDs) to any formats or devices, be it MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, HD TV, Game Console etc. with preferred subtitles.
➽ Freely select desired inner subtitle track and audio track to the ripped Blu-ray movie.
➽ Add external .*.srt/*.ass/*.ssa etc. TXT subtitles to the Blu-ray movie if it doesn't contain your native spoken language.
➽ 1:1 backup Blu-ray/DVD to hard drive, USB, NAS in BDMV/DVD folder, a single M2TS/MPEG2 file or MKV within 5 minutes.
➽ Finish conversion at fast speed, owing to the support for the world advanced Intel, Nvidia and AMD, etc. GPU hardware acceleration.
➽ Aadjust resolution, bit rate, codec, etc to produce optimal file size. Specifically, the ripped Blu-ray file is 1.2 -1.6 GB instead of 30-50GBs for a full movie, a much more space saving.

This is all you need. Once you have all three of these things ready, grab your favorite Blu-Ray movies and get started to rip Blu-ray with desired subtitle track. We will also share the tips and tricks on how to add external movie subtitles and how to rip Blu-rays with forced subtitles kept only on screen where a different language is being spoken if you don't need the whole subtitle track.

To get started, you need to download, install DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper on your computer and then insert the Blu-ray to be ripped into your Blu-ray drive that have hooked to your PC.

Part 1: Ripping Blu-ray with Internal Desired Blu-ray Movie Subtitle Track

There are always several different built-in English, French, Germany, Spanish, etc. subtitle tracksin a commercial Blu-ray disc. If there is one subtitle track that matches your native tongue, just select it to rip Blu-rays to MP4, AVI, MPEG, MOV, etc.

Step 1. Load the source Blu-ray.

Insert your Blu-ray discs into your Blu-ray dirve and then launch DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper. Click Load disc button to load the source Blu-ray movie. You can also import ISO image, and BDMV folder and DVD folder to this program. The Blu-ray ripper supports advanced encryptions like navigation algorithm used in multiple titles. It will easily detect the correct title hiden in Blu-rays.

Add Blu-ray

Step 2. Select an output format.

Click Format bar and move mouse cursor to Common Video category, here you can choose MP4, HEVC, MKV, AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc. depending on the use of the files, or say the output devices or players that will be connected to. DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper provides you 400+ preset output profiles. For example, you can choose to rip Blu-ray to MP4 with subtitles.

Choose an output profile

Step 3. Select one subtitle you like.

Open the drop-down list of the Subtitle column and choose one subtitle track you want. Options for you to choose: None (default), English, French, Spanish, etc. Besides selecting subtitle track, you're also allowed to select preferred audio track according to your needs. After you've selected the preferred subtitle track, you can take a preview at the Preview window. All subtitles including forced subtitles will be kept in the ripped Blu-ray video.

Select Your Desired Inner Subtitle

Step 4. Set a destination folder and start the Blur-ay rip with subtitles.

Click the Browse button to select a target folder to store the ripped DVD video. All things done, hit Convert to start ripping the Blu-ray with preferred subtitles.

Part 2: Keep Translated Forced Subtitles Only For Non-native Language Fragments

Some movies may include forced subtitles, which appear on screen when a foreign/alien language is spoken, or showed in a sign, location, or other text, aiming to explain the meaning but can not be placed in the dubbing. When ripping a Blu-ray, it's directly titled "Forced Subtitle". What if you don't want the whole movie to have subtitles, but just keeps the forced subtitle only? Don't worry, DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper can easily help you rip Blu-rays with forced subtitle only and below are the simple steps.

1. Import the source Blu-ray.
2. Choose an output format for your output video.
3. Select one subtitle you like and tick off the Forced Subtitles option.
4. Tap Convert button to start ripping Blu-ray with forced subtitle only.

Rip Blu-ray with forced subtitles

Part 3: Add External Movie Subtitles to the Blu-ray

If the foreign language Blu-ray movie do not contain any language subtitles you understand, you can download subtitles in SRT/ASS/SSA for your preferred language of the Blu-ray movie from a safe and reliable subtitle download site (such as opensubtitles.org) and then use DumboFab Blu-ray Ripper to add the external subtitle track to the Blu-ray movie.

Step 1. Import the source Blu-ray.
Step 2. Choose an output format for your output video.
Step 3. Click Edit button to enter Video Editor window. Under Subtitle tab, check Enable, and then you click Browse and load external *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle files for adding to the Blu-ray movie. Then click OK to confirm.
Step 4. Tap Convert button to start adding external subtitle to the ripped Blu-ray movie.

Rip Blu-ray with external subtitles

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Jason Eatock

Jason Eatock was an copywriter at DumboFab who has published hundreds of stories covering video transcoding, video editing, software review and how-tos. She is more like a "tech support" with adventurous soul, eagerly grabbing cutting-edge video technologies off in a professional yet easy-to-understand way.

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