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making AVIs into DVDs with multiple selectable subtitles

May 7, 2009
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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?
Feb 25, 2009
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Your Mac's Specs
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.

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