You see, extracting subtitles from DVDs is not that simple, most especially if the video is from a DVD that is encrypted with protection. So decrypting and changing the subtitle to your preferred language requires a tool that can decrypt the protection and extract the subtitle at the same time. This way, you can incorporate a new one and set the font style and language you like. In line with that, I also see many inquiries online are about how to extract subtitles from DVD or rip SRT from DVD directly. In this article, I will show you 2 effective methods to extract SRT from DVD.
How to Extract Subtitles from DVD Using Handbrake
Today's first tool is called Handbrake. This software is an open-source transcoding tool for digital files. It allows you to convert audios, videos, and DVDs even from Blu-ray. Handbrake has the ability to decrypt and extract the subtitle at the same time. Moreover, you can use it on Windows, Mac, and another computer OS. Aside from extracting, you can directly change the language of your subtitle along with the converting or ripping process. Meanwhile, here is how to rip subtitles from DVD extract subtitles from DVD Handbrake.
Step 1 Download, install and launch HandBrake
Download and install the app by going to the official website of the tool. Launch Handbrake and put your DVD on. Wait until Handbrake scans it. Once detected, from the "Source" button, add DVD movies from the disc drive.
Step 2 Choose Subtitle
This time click on "Subtitle." From there, you have the option to change the language or keep the original subtitle. But since our goal is to extract the Closed captions, we will leave it like that.
Step 3 Start and check the ripped file
Now, under the destination, select your output folder location. Click on "Start Encode." Go to the output folder after and check the file.
How to Rip SRT from DVD with EaseFab LosslessCopy
SRT files are types of files that hold the subtitle file, the subtitle sequence, and other subtitle information. It alone is the Subrip of the subtitle. You may find many video rippers out there, but only a few can extract SRT from DVD. That is why LossLess Copy is added to the list. What this tool can do is that it can extract the subtitle in whole or just portions of the movie. Also, you can remove and add a new subtitle while editing the video. Whether you are using Windows or Mac, you can download this app and begin extracting. We have written a guide below in case you wanted to try it.
Step 1 Download and install LossLess Copy
Get LossLess Copy from the official website of the tool. Load the DVD on your PC and launch LossLess Copy. Click the Load disk button to add the DVD file.
Step 2 Choose Subtitle
From the main interface, at the bottom right, you will see a subtitle. The first thing that you see is the default language of the DVD video. You can click it to change the language or retain the language before ripping. Click the file, and under" Format" located at the bottom right of the main interface, you will see "Subtitle file," then choose "SRT Subtitle."
Step 3 Start Converting
After setting everything up according to your preference, extract the SRT by clicking the convert button. Once the extracting process is finished, open the output folder and check the file.
Also, below are some of the most commonly asked questions about how to rip SRT from DVD extract subs from DVD. You might also encounter the same inquiry, so it is best to be well informed and be prepared if you will have the same questions in the near future.
FAQs About Extracting Subs from DVD
1. What is the simplest way to extract subtitles from MKV to the SRT file?
Rip the video file with an app that supports decrypting and extracting files. You can use the tools written above.
2. Is there a way or a tool where I can add a ripped SRT file to another video?
Yes. You can use the Video Master Premium. You can also add effects, crop, and others using this tool. Most especially, remove and add another subtitle file.
3. Can I download the subtitle and Add the SRT file while watching the movie or video?
Yes, you can. You can visit opensubtitle.org. As per adding the subtitle while watching the movie, the answer is yes, as long as the video player supports it. If not, as mentioned, you can just add it to your video by using Video Master or the apps mentioned in this article.
4. Is it really necessary to extract the subtitle to OCR first before converting it to the SRT file?
The only time you will extract the subtitle to OCR is when you extract from Blu-ray. As I mentioned in this article, the subtitle is encrypted with protection; you need to extract to OCR first to get the subtitle. Then convert the file to SRT so you can easily add it to the video. But again, you can use Handbrake for you not to go through all these lengthy procedures.
5. Is there a specific tool I can use to Rip Subtitle from Blu-ray directly?
You can use HdBrStreamExtractor. It has a section specially made to rip and convert Blu-ray DVDs. You can also convert SRT to SUP using this tool.