"How can I convert subtitles to a .srt file from a DVD? I want to add a DVD to my plex server, and I don't want to force the subtitles to the file, I want it to be optional if I enable the subtitles or not."
Subtitles are playing an important role during movie enjoyment. Sometimes, we may have the need to extract SRT subtitle from DVD so that you can add them later on a DVD authoring program or put the subtitles in a separate .srt file so that they can show up when when viewing on media players with has the subtitle functions. As we all know, it's common to extract video or audio from a DVD movie. What if we want to extract subtitles from a DVD and convert to SRT subtitle file? If you're looking for an easy to get the job done, you've come to the right place. Read on for details.
Best Tool to Extract SRT Subtitles from DVD
Actually, there are few tools can do the subtitle extracting job for you. To save your time and efficiency, I recommend you try EaseFab LosslessCopy (available for Windows and Mac users), which offers a simple way to extract subtitles from DVD, DVD Folder, DVD ISO to SRT files. In addition, it also works as a Blu-ray subtitle extractor to save SRT from Blu-ray disc, BDMV file, and Blu-ray ISO image file. The process can be easily done in just several minutes and the srt subtitles are separated all multi-language subtitle files from DVD, which would then play in most all computers and media players. Besides subtitle extracting, LosslessCopy also have many other excellent features that make it rank top on the DVD/Blu-ray ripping application list.
Key Features of EaseFab LosslessCopy
· Losslessly backup BD/DVD to MKV with multiple audio/subtitle tracks
· Convert BD/DVD to Multi-track MP4, MOV, AVI, etc. video files
· Reads Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of AACS and BD+
· Preserve a 100% BD M2TS/DVD VOB movie without extras
· Fast conversion - converts as fast as your drive can read data
· No additional software is required for conversion or decryption
Step by Step Guide on Extract SRT Subtitles from a DVD
Step 1: Load DVD movie
Connect your Blu-ray drive into your computer, then insert your DVD disc into your computer's drive or an optional DVD drive. Launch the program, click "Load from disc" to add the DVD movie to the program. You can also import DVD, DVD ISO files, IFO files or Blu-ray/DVD folder for conversion.
Step 2: Select output file format
From the "Format" drop-down list, select "Subtitle File" > "SRT Subtitle(*.srt)" as the desired output file format.
Step 3: Select subtitles by languages
Click "Settings" to open "Multi-task Settings" window to select subtitles by language. Check any language you'd like to keep. You can either keep native-language subtitles only or multiple subtitles in different languages.
Step 4: Start extracting SRT subtitle from DVD
Press the right-bottom red "Convert" and start extracting *.srt subtitles from Blu-ray DVD process.
When the SRT extracting process is finished, click "Open" to locate the generated files, you will get all the subtitles in English, Italian, Spanish… Which is exactly the same as in your original disc.
Sometimes, the extracted SRT subtitles may not the one you desire to get, you can still use LosslessCopy program to add additional subtitles to DVD movie files. Just open the "Video Editor" window by clicking the "Edit" button, switch to "Subtitles", check "enable", you will be able to add your desired subtitles (formatted in .srt, .ass and .ssa) to your converted files.
Brief Introduction of SRT Subtitle File Extension
A file with the .SRT file extension is a SubRip Subtitle file. These types of files hold video subtitle information like the start and end timecodes of the text and the sequential number of subtitles. It's important to note that SRT files themselves are just text files that are used along with video data. This means the SRT file itself does not contain any video or audio data.