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    May 08, 2009
    making AVIs into DVDs with multiple selectable subtitles
    I've got some Japanese TV dramas which are AVIs, along with external Japanese subtitles on my computer. I've been using ffmpegX to make DVDs with selectable subtitles (softsubs). I would love to have both Japanese and English softsubs. Unfortunately, ffmpegX will only allow one softsub file. Does anyone know a way to have 2?

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    Feb 25, 2009
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    To be honest, unless you use a higher end package to handle your DVD Authoring, you'll run into issues (higher end being DVD Studio Pro)

    With that said, you can experiment doing it yourself - ffmpegx uses a program called dvdauthor to handle authoring a DVD (it's a freeware program that one can get from sourceforge, but it's in the ffmpegx package so you can just use it there). It, AFAIK, can handle multiple subtitle tracks. I honestly don't know how to work with it but here is a doc page on it:


    it won't necessarily be easy and you may need to do some transcoding in ffmpegx before being able to use dvdauthor.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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