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I've been scouring the 'net for info on how to do this, but the popular subtitle ripping tools only select the VOBs and then the largest title. I want to rip subtitles per episode, or in DVD terminology, by individual title. Anyone know how to do this?

EDIT: I should clarify that I want the subtitles to be OCR'ed into an srt file.

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How have you structured the data, have you ripped by episode or just dumped the entire DVD? – James May 21 '11 at 19:24
I dumped the entire DVD, because I was planning on then encoding the episodes into MP4 files with HandBrake. – soren121 May 21 '11 at 19:38
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If you point eac3to at the DVD directory root it should be able to rip the subs by episode. See the wiki for full info.

E.g, the below will extract (for title 3) the:

  • chapters (track 2)
  • video (track 3)
  • audio (track 4)
  • subs (track 5)

eac3to "G:\Galapagos HD DVD 1080p VC-1 DD 2.0" 3) 2: galapagos.ep2.chapters.txt 3: galapagos.ep2.mkv 4: galapagos.ep2.ac3 5: galapagos.ep2.sup

You will need to do this for each title and you can then use suprip to OCR the .sup file to .srt


Alternatively, for .srt you could re-author the DVD using something like DVD Shrink which would allow you to split by episode. Your standard subrip would then read the new structure fine.

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I'd prefer that the subtitles are OCR'ed into an srt file. Probably should have clarified that. – soren121 May 21 '11 at 19:36
amended for OCR'ing the .sup file and an alternative method – James May 21 '11 at 19:50

I think this will help:

It contains info on where to locate subtitles, and how to rip them off a DVD.

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