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Free Rip DVD with Forced Subtitles on Mac (macOS Sierra)

In a globalized economy, it gets more and more common to product a film by several companies from different countries. Thus, you can see French, Italian, Spanish-language, English, Chinese language in one DVD video. But for an English native speaker, he doesn't need the English subtitle to take up the display screen. In this case, when rip DVD for playback, he can choose to rip DVD with forced subtitle.

What is a forced subtitle?

Forced subtitle is the subtitle appearing on screen when the characters speak a foreign or alien language, or there is a sign, location, or other text in a scene which needs to be explained but cannot be translated in the localization or dubbing.

It means that when you rip DVD with forced subtitle, you can make subtitle unshown when the character speaking your mother tongue. This feature is important when your display screen is small. For example, when you rip and put DVD to iPad Mini for watching on the go, you can choose to copy DVD with forced subtitle.

How to Free Rip DVD with Forced Subtitles on Mac (macOS Sierra)?

There are many guides on Google to teach people how to rip DVD with forced subtitle on Windows. I found the best one for you: How to Rip Blu-ray DVD Movies with Forced Subtitle Tracks Preserved on Windows?

However, few tutorials instruct people the way to copy DVD with forced subtitles on Mac. So here, let's show you the method to convert DVD with forced subtitles on Mac including macOS Sierra. The key point of the process is the software you use. You need a Mac DVD Ripper that can copy DVDs keeping forced subtitle. You can dig around on the web and you would found Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac is a nice choice.

Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac is an DVD ripping and converting application with a name that explains its functionality. It outputs videos without watermark. It can remove several protections from a DVD disk including region code (RC), region code enhancement (RCE), analog copy protection (Macrovision), and user operation prohibitions (UOPs) and then convert DVD video to WebM, MKV, AVI, WMV, TS, FLV, ASF, etc. In the conversion process, you can keep one subtitle track if your DVD video has multiple ones and you also can remove all the subtitles from DVD videos. Of course, It also allows you to rip and convert DVDs with forced subtitles, even add external srt/ass/ssa subtitles to DVDs.

In addition, you can configure audio and video settings when it comes to the codec, size, aspect ratio, frames per seconds, bit rate, sample frequency rate and channels and trim, crop, merge, split, rorate DVD videos with built-in video editor. Pavtube Free DVDAid for Mac enables you to backup DVDs with forced subtitles on macOS Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard while Pavtube Free DVDAid allows you to rip DVD with forced subtitles on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, etc.

Steps to Free Rip DVD with Forced Subtitles on Mac (macOS Sierra)

Step 1: Load DVD video and keep forced subtitle

Insert DVD disc to DVD drive. Launch the DVD Ripper with forced subtitle program, click "Load from disc" to add the DVD movies to the program.  The main title is checked by default and no need to re-select correct DVD main movie. 

To rip DVD with forced subtitle, just choose one main subtitle track from Subtitles menu e.g. English and click the “Forced subtitles”, you would find subtitles only show when a foreign language is speaking. 

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Step 2: Choose output format.

Now go to "Format" menu to select output format there. A variety of options are listed such as many portable devices, video editing software, various HD video formats, etc. Choose the one you desired. If you plan to stream the DVD movies on TV, you can choose MPEG-2 video. You are allowed to set up profile parameters under Profile Settings to get better video and audio playback on your portable devices. You can adjust video resolution, video and audio bitrate, frame rate, etc.

Note: Free DVDAid for Mac can't convert DVD to MP4 with forced subtitle, if you want to convert DVD to MP4 with forced subtitle, you need to upgrade it.

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Step 3: Start to rip DVD with forced subtitle

Click the convert button and start converting DVD with forced subtitles. Once the conversion finished, you can get the ripped video with the forced subtitles as you wanted. And just play your movies anywhere. 

Commercial Software to Rip Blu-ray and DVD with Forced Subtitle

Pavtube Free DVDAid not only can't convert DVD to MP4 with forced subtitle but also can't rip Blu-ray with forced subtites. If you need a more powerful Blu-ray Ripper, you can give Pavtube BDMagic for Mac a try. Pavtube BDMagic can rip both Blu-ray and DVD with forced subtitle and it can export MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, ASF, TS, etc formats. It also can convert Blu-ray and DVD to H.265/HEVC video with forced subtitles. If your video is 3D, it can convert DVD and Blu-ray to 3D MP4, 3D MKV, 3D WMV with forced subtitle. For 4K Blu-rays, it can rip 4K Blu-ray to H.264 MP4, H.265 MKV, H.265 MP4 with 4K resolution keeping forced subtitles. You can learn more about it in Pavtube BDMagic for Mac review.

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