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DVD without English Subs - can I download Subtitles and add?

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by wesley54, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. wesley54

    wesley54 Member

    Jun 19, 2007
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    There is an old movie I want to watch. It is a French film which can be bought easily but has no English subtitles.
    Is there a way, if I download the English subtitles I could watch this and add the subtitles to the DVD?
    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

    Jun 17, 2005
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    This assumes that it's a NTSC disk.
    If the final DVD needs to be in PAL format, it should be converted before going on (subsequent references to NTSC should be changed to PAL).
    It also assumes that the movie has been ripped and shrinked to fit a standard DVD-5 and is now in a folder.
    Subs are time-stamped for PAL or NTSC depending on who wrote them, this can be adjusted in DVDAuthorGUI, but it should be checked before burning.

    VobEdit converts the movie to an audio and video stream.
    DVDAuthor GUI adds the subtitles.
    The original menu is not saved.

    Run VobEdit > Click 'Open', select the first large VOB of the title (normally, but not always, VTS_01_1.VOB) the rest will come in at the same time.
    Click 'Demux' > Click 'All Video and Audio'.
    The files will be saved as an .m2v and an ac3.

    Run DVDAuthor GUI
    Set the DVD format as NTSC.
    Click 'Add Title' and select the .m2v and ac3
    Click 'Extras' and select 'Add/Edit Subtitles'.
    In the Subtitles window, choose 'Add subtitle' and locate the .srt file.
    In the Subtitles window, 'fps' should reflect the DVD type (PAL 25, NTSC 29.97)
    Click 'Author DVD' and save the output.
  3. movielover

    movielover Member

    May 16, 2016
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    Yes, of course you can. Just use VLC.
    1. Open your DVD with the latest version of the VLC player.
    2. Select "Subtitle" from the top menu and select "Add Subtitle File".
    3. Select your subtitle file. Browse your subtitle file (.srt) of that particular video and click on the "Open" button.
    4. Enjoy your DVD with subtitles.
    For adding subtitle to DVD movies permanently, search Google to get a professional dvd subtitle editor.

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