I'm using SubRip to extract "forced" subtitles from DVD rips (VIDEO_TS folder rips, not MKVs etc.) to srt files.
Follow these steps to convert subtitles from VobSub to SubRip format
In this guide we're going to use SubRip to rip the subtitles. SubRip is nice little tool that allows us to convert imagemap-only subtitles that are on DVD discs into pure text format, which will take only couple of kilobytes of space after completed.
SubRip can be used to extract the subtitles as text, as well as save them as bitmaps for later removal.
+ /FINDMATRIX CLI command: added --tiny-match-percent option for dealing with very short subtitles, e.g. from short 'bonus' clips or tiny 'Forced' subtitles.
The Subrip subtitle format takes its origin from the program of the same name. Subrip is a program to rip and convert DVD subtitles in a text format through an OCR process. As it's a text based format, you can open and edit it, not only with VSS, but with any text editor.
In DVD, there exist many such kind of forced subtitles. People sometimes don’t need subtitle shown on screen but they don’t want miss these text information brought by forced subtitles, so how to rip forced subtitles only from DVD?
DVD subtitles. Start up SubRip, press the VOB button (first button on the left of the button bar), then press the Open IFO button and select the appropriate IFO file.
I will try to select the forced subtitles only now. Time isn't an issue, as long as i get it right. But i just have 1 question. You mentioned
I've got a subtitle track (soft one, because I can disable them) with only the forced subtitles in spanish (in my DVD these 4 or 5 sentences are in a separate track from the spanish subtitle track). In SubRip I see them as