In order to keep Blu-ray discs from scratching, or manage your Blu-ray movies in a more convenient way, or have the the flexibility to watch your movie anytime, anywhere, most of you are fond of make digital copies of your BD movies. Coming with a lot of help from third-party software, we can easily use Blu-ray on Mac, and while the process is much easier than you may think.
However, ther is a common problem you encounter when ripping blu-ray movies like Avatar and 2012: you do not want the English subtitle (when they speak English), and you do not want to lose the English translations when a foreign language (e.g. Navi) is spoken. Any solution for this? Yes, the Forced Subtitle option is added to commercial movies for this purpose. And the forced subtitles is embedded into one of the streams and you have to get it out and remix it to the video. The process could be very complicated. To achieve your goal simply, here I would introduce you an easiest way keeping forced subtitles when ripping blu-ray to Mac. Below is a guide on how to do a blu-ray backup with forced subtitles.
Ripping Blu-ray with forced subtitles on Mac OS X Mountain Lion
The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet powerful Blu-ray Ripping software called Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac (See my post ‘Reviews about the Best Blu-ray Ripper for Mac‘ to learn more about the program) which can allow users to create videos with forced subtitles only when ripping Blu-ray to MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, M4V and more under Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8). Meanwhile, it provides simple editing functions to help you remove black borders.
- Add Blu-ray movies you want to rip to the program
Insert your disc to your Blu-ray drive (compatible with mac), and launch the Blu-ray Ripper for Mac Mountain Lion, then click the “Load Blu-ray” button to navigate the videos you want to convert. Here I import blu-ray movie Avatar, in which a foreign language “Navi” is spoken.
- Select Forced Subtitles for chapters you want to rip
By default no subtitle is set. Select a chapter and click play button, you’ll find there are no subtitles when previewing. Set Forced subtitles for each chapter follow this way: specify a language as your English in “Subtitle” pull-down list, and check ‘force subtitle’ before converting Avatar to hard drive. The program can extract forced subtitles from blu-ray discs and DVDs for you.
Avatar movie with English Forced Subtitle (English subtitle is included only Navi language is spoken):
- Specify output format
The Blu-ray Ripper allows Mac uers to rip Blu-ray movies to MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV, TS, MOV, M4V, etc of up to 1080p HD quality. Just click “Format” bar to set a desired format. Besides, you can also find lots of optimized profiles for many popular portable media devices including Android Tablet, iPad and more.
- Start ripping Blu-ray to Mac with forced subtitles
Click “Convert” to start encoding Blu-ray to Mac. The Blu-ray Ripping software will handle the English subtitles in Avatar only when the Navi are speaking.
Note: This guide is suitable for Mac users. If you’re using a Windows PC, you can refer to the guide on how to rip Blu-ray Avatar with forced subtitles on Wins to finish your work.