I have installed Format Factory, and have been using it to convert a range of different files to the AVI format without any problems.
I am now trying to use it to rip a DVD to AVI using the 'DVD to video file' function, and every time the result has subtitles, even though I have selected 'none' under substitles.
Under options-subtitle font, the only option available is 'custom', and I have deleted the file name underneath. But still the file comes out with subtitles, and they cannot be switched off. When the DVD itself is played there are no subtitles until they are switched on.
Has anyone else experienced this, and does anybody have any idea how to rip a DVD without the subtitles being imprinted on the AVI file?
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that would involve processing it twice though. If I need to use another programme anyway, and Format Factory is incapable of ripping without subtitles, is there a programme that will simply rip the DVD without subtitles in a single go?
any recommendations for someone who is not the most technically minded?
I like to think long-term
I played with Format Factory a little and found a 'Workaround' since it does as you say about subtitles when you use the DVD function. If you select the advanced button instead of the dvd on left, then select File Joiner.
Now select all the group of VOB files that are large. In mine for transformers it is the VTS_05_x.vob files:
These are the files the dvd function was going to choose anyway. If you need to view them to find the start of the movie, drag one to Format factory and then right click the file name and choose options. A screen opens and begins to play your movie.
Once you know which group has your movie (Usually the large file size ones) remove the vob file and select video joiner again. Pull them all over to Format factory and make sure they are in order(click Source tab at top of list to sort). Right click joiner line to select output settings. When you click start it should start to convert. I only did 2 VOB files to test and it didn't take too long but if the list is longer it make take longer.
You can test when the percentages start to show at around 7-10%. Click pause and go to either the temporary folder or the actual video being saved and you should be able to play it( I use PotPlayer) and see if the start of the movie has subtitles. If it looks good click start again to resume.
It worked for me so give it a try.
BTW... MY VTS_05_0.VOB was the DVD menu so I left that one out.
Last edited by Budman1; 6th Jan 2013 at 03:40. Reason: additional info
Thanks Budman1, for your incredibly detailed reply.
I tried it today, but did not manage properly. Will try again with a different DVD when I have time and will post whether it works for me too. Might just be my poor ability.
Thanks again. I appreciate you taking the time.
god i hope that you still check this bc i just had to make a retarded account on a site that i dont use at all just to tell you this...i was having the same problem...in fact thats how i found your thread...but literally IMMEDIATELY after reading this thread and trying what the one guy said (which didnt work for me) i found out how to do it.....click on the rip dvd thing.....then obviously click none for subtitles...then before you click ok...click output settings....then u will see a tiny tab called additional subtitles.....the very top option in that tab is blank...type into it...."None"...make sure to use the capital n...just in case....this is the first time i'v gotten this rip to work with only the subtitles that are suppossed to be in it (like when someone speaks spanish or they tell you a location or time)......its works perfectly..just in case you have a hard time reading it the way i wrote above..i will reword it one more time so its simpler to follow
-click rip dvd to video file
-click the subtitles button and select none
-then click output settings
-click the additional subtitles tab to open the tab for viewing
-click the VERY top space in that tabs section (not the button to the right of the blank space...click right on the blank space itself)
-type in "None"
and of course set whatever else you want...but that should fix your subtitle problems....i wanted to get the dvdrip for the movie "The Alamo" from 2004...it wasnt online anywhere except with subtitles from other languages.....i FINALLY have it...thank fucking god.....if you would like to thank me or reply then i would suggest just messaging me on youtube....i dont use this site...i have never seen it before...and i will probably never look at it again....i'll post a link if you want to reply to me (please reply so that i know you saw this)...and of course if you like wrestler then check out my tributes...in my opinion i have the very best wrestling tributes on the entire world wide web...i'v had Matt Hardy, Jake The Snake Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Scott Hall, Randy Orton, and Hulk Hogan all watch my videos so far....and i'v never heard anything bad about them before...so even though i'm overly confident and cocky...i really do think i'm really great at what i do or whatever.............http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3pqTlb_Ico
For anyone reading this thread and having the same problem, the solution by GiantJames2 worked for me.