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Rip DVD with Subtitles (Internal/External) to Make You More Engaged with Materials

When watching a foreign DVD movie, there may be no English subtitle on your original DVD movie and you can't follow the film at all. In such cases, you may want to add the subtitles of you own language to the movie. To add subtitles to a DVD movie, you need to convert the DVD to digital files and then add the subtitles. Why not get a DVD ripper that can rip DVD with subtitles?

A professional DVD ripper can help you rip DVD with subtitles. Handbrake. can free rip DVD with subs (internal/external or force subtitles). But Handbrake can't rip protected DVDs. So as for ripping bought protected DVD, you're suggested to use MacX DVD Ripper Pro to copy DVD with subtitles.

It's a 100% clean, fast and easy DVD Ripper to rip any DVD (including copy-protected DVDs) to any video/device such as MP4, MOV, MKV, iPad, iPhone, Android, TVs, webs, etc. with selected subtitles. You can choose preferred built-in subtitle track or add external subtitles to movies to the DVD movies directly.

Befor you start:

To rip DVD with subtitles, you need to know the subtitle you rip is DVD internal subtitles (soft subtitles, hard subtitles and forced subtitles) or DVD external subtitles (usually text-based subtitles in .srt format). Generally, the closed caption is text-based subtitles used in TV programs for people who have hearing disorder and isn't often used in DVD disc. So here DVD ripping with subtitles, the "subtitles" doesn't include closed caption. If you wanna know more difference between closed caption and subtitles, you can scroll down to the last FAQ part to read on.

Before getting the desired subtitles for the DVD movie you rip, you should download, install and launch the solid subtitle DVD ripper first. If you are Windows 7/8/10-based PC user, you can also download the windows version to convert DVD with subtitles on your Windows 10/8/7.

Part 1: How to Rip DVD with Internal Subtitles?

Step 1: Load the DVD
Click "DVD Disc", "Folder" or "ISO" button to import the DVD film and have it analyzed. If your DVD disc is slightly damaged or scratched, don't worry. This DVD ripper for macOS can still detect and analyze your damaged DVD and copy it without any error.

Step 2: Choose an output profile
Choose an output video format or device you'd like to rip DVD with subtitles to. This professional DVD ripper provides you over 350 preset profiles.

Step 3: Select a preferred subtitle
Generally, it will automatically select the right title of the protected DVDs. Just open the drop-down list at the right of title column and choose one interna subtitle track you want.

Tips: as the below picture shows, the subtitles labelled with Track 1, Track 2 or Track 3 stand for internal soft subtitles, which can be ripped from DVD as a separate text. And the hard subtitles don't display here, which are built-in with video images and can't be extracted from DVD movies as a separate text. If you just want to keep subtitles for the foreign language parts or the alien language and no subtitles for English parts, just select "Forced Subtitle" before converting. Once "Forced Subtitle" is chosen, subs will appear on the screen only when foreign languages (i.e. French, Spanish) are spoken.

How to rip DVD with subtitles
How to rip DVD with subtitles

Step 4: Rip DVD with subtitles
Hit "RUN" to start ripping DVD with subtitles you preferred. This DVD ripper software offers you two options: rip DVD with hard subtitles (subtitles into video image) or rip subtitles from DVD as a separate text file (most common scene). Afterwards, you can watch DVD movies in subtitles and follow the movie plot even though you're in a place with a house of kids, full of loud noise.

Part 2: How to rip DVD with External Subtitles?

If the DVD movie does not have a built-in subtitle track in your first language, you can still rip a DVD with subtitles by adding SRT files. Let's see how to do this.

Step 1: Download a SRT subtitle file
Find and download an external subtitle file online at Opensubtitles or Subscene by searching for the movie's name and the language you need. Of course, you can also create your own subtitles in text format, yet the precondition is that you need to know the precise time codes.

Step 2: Load the DVD and choose an output profile
Click "DVD Disc", "Folder" or "ISO" button to import the DVD film and have it analyzed. Then select an output video format or device you desired.

Step 3: Add SRT to the DVD
Click "Edit" button (scissor-shaped icon) and choose "Subtitle". Then check "Enable Subtitle" and "External Subtitle File". All things done, click "Add" to browse and choose the SRT file you downloaded or created, and then hit "Done" to easily add subtitles to DVD movies.

add external subtitles to DVD
add external subtitles to DVD

Step 4: Start to rip DVD with external subtitles
Click "RUN" button to rip and copy DVD with subtitles you preferred.

After the process is finished, you need to open the DVD movie to test if the video and subtitles work simultaneously. In case the srt subtitle text you download or create doesn't match well with your DVD movie, you can try the below tips to fix DVD video subtitles out of sync problem:

* Download SRT editor software like SRTEd, SubtitlesSynch, Easy Subtitles Synchronizer, Subtitle Workshop, etc. to adjust your subtitle video synchronization problem.
* Use free video player VLC media player to solve ripped DVD video subtitle not syncing problem. Check the detailed steps.

Notice: We only advocate using this fabulous Mac DVD ripper to rip DVDs with subtitles under the fair use, instead of illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please obey your local DVD copyright law before doing it. DO NOT do harm to others' lawful rights and interests.


What is the difference between closed caption and subtitles?

To put it simply, subtitles appear only when the character speaks while closed caption displays for every sound, not only the charaters, but also the sound from objects like stone rolling sound, blasting sound, etc. So closed caption is mainly designed for those who have impaired hearing.

How do I turn off the DVD subtitles?

You can turn off DVD subtitles when you play the DVD movie on your DVD player by "Settings" > "subtitle language" > press right arrow > click up arrow and down arrow to select "none" > choose exit. Or, you're able to disable DVD subtitles in the MacX DVD Ripper Pro after you import the DVD source into it.

How do add srt subtitles to an mp4 file?

That's really simple. Handbrake is a nice choice for you to free add srt subtitles to MP4 video. What's more, the all-round MacX Video Converter Free is also a free software for you to free add subtitles to mp4 video.

author- bella
Bella Brown

Bella has been working with DVD digitization for over 12 years. She writes articles about everything related to DVD, from disc drive, DVD copyright protection, physical structure, burning and backup tips. The unceasing passion of DVD movies helps her build a rich DVD library and ensure a practical solution to address almost all possible DVD issues. Bella is also a crazy fan for Apple products.