Only subtitles marked as “forced” will be used, taking the preferred subtitle languages into
Scandinavian dvd's often have subtitles 'forced', meaning that you can not watch them without showing subtitles in some language.
No, forced means that the subtitles show up even when subtitles are turned off. This is how Handbrake's "Foreign Audio Search" function works - it looks for forced subtitles.
I have had a lot of luck using BD_Rebuilder and when making "Movie Only" backups it almost always will find and turn-on the "Forced" subtitles that you are finding hard to enable.
Soft Subtitles: This means the subtitles will appear as separate selectable tracks in your output file.
If I use PowerDVD, the forced subtitles are displayed correctly without me needing to do anything. I'm going to take that to mean that there is an algorithm that can be followed in order to detect forced subtitles correctly in that film and display them...
I don't mean manually setting it up, but your box always loads the menus first and they program which subtitle track - if any - is to be activated and whether or not only forced lines are to be displayed.
Forced subtitles appear in many movies and only provide subtitles when the characters speak a foreign or fictitious language, or a sign, flag, or other text in a scene is not translated in the localization and dubbing process.
Especially in fansubs, the subtitle translator may translate both form and meaning.
Forced Subtitle appears on screen when a foreign/alien language is spoken, or showed in a sign, location, or other text, aiming to explain the meaning but can not be placed in the dubbing.