When DVD copy is as usual as you watch movies on TV, you may want more in DVD ripping process. For example, you maybe want to rip DVD with multiple subtitle and audio tracks while your DVD movies have several languages so that you can switch which language you can listen. In fact, there are indeed many this kind of demand online:
"Hi. I am looking for a simple tool to rip a dvd. I want to have the movie with multiple audio tracks and subtitles. I want to be able to choose as I watch the film the audio track and the subtitles. I have RipIt and MacDVDRiper Pro but they cannot do what I want. I know that using multiple software I can achieve that but I have more than a hundred dvds to rip. So, I want the process to be as simple as possible." - from reddit.com
"I am trying to compress some DVD (or VOBs) to h.264. At this point, the exact choice of the h.264 encoder and file container (AVI, MKV, MP4, etc.) is not really important to me, ... as far as quality is OK and that it can be read by VLC. I will focus on these details at a later time. But what IS important (to me) is to be able to keep at least two audio tracks as well as two subtitles tracks (ex: both English and French audio and subtitles tracks). With VLC, I would then be able to select which audio track to hear, and which subtitle track to display, if any. I looked at the latest versions of DVDFab, FairUse Wizard, AutoGK and HandBrake. Unless I am missing something, none of them support preserving two audio tracks AND two subtitle tracks. DVDFab only supports one audio track; FairUse only supports one subtitle track; AutoGK does not seem to do h.264 at all and HandBrake seems to be limited to a single subtitle track as well. Please note that I just tried these software once and may have skipped over some nices features. So I am wondering if there is a software (free or not) that can do that? Please note that I am quite new to DVD conversion and would prefer a software that's relatively easy to use, i.e. with simplified options or some sort of pre-validated presets." - from videohelp.com
There are multiple DVD Rippers in that market but few of them can keep intact or mutiple subtitle and audio streams while ripping DVD. So sometimes, to copy DVD preserving two and more subtitle and audio tracks, you have to apply multiple software applications.
Copy DVD with multiple audio tracks and subtitles using multiple programs
1. Rip your movie to VOBs (ex: using DVDFab)
2. Use HandBrake to convert your VIDEO_TS folder to a h.264 MKV file
--> Select the two audio tracks you want to keep (2 audio tracks max with HandBrake!)
--> Select no subtitles tracks ("none")
--> Select the .MKV format for the output file (HandBrake defaults to MP4)
--> ** [Edit] : Note that HandBrake fully uses 100% of my four cores! Many other apps were only using one core!
3. Use VSRip to extract all subtitles tracks you want from the VOBs
--> You give the VTS_01_0.IFO as input
--> It creates one pair of sub/idx files containing all subtitle tracks
4. Use mkvmerge GUI to merge the sub/idx and the MKV files together
--> Drag and drop the original MKV file as well as the IDX file into the "Input File" box
--> Mux and save as a new MKV file (with subs included)
End result: a MKV file with h.264 video, two audio tracks and as many subtitles tracks as yoy grabbed with VSRip.
If you are not a computerman, this way must be very complicated for you. Is there a simple way to get the goal? Fortunately, there is a way that you can decrypt DVD preserving multi-track subtitle/audio with only one DVD Decrypter. This kind of DVD ripping tool should be called multi-track DVD Ripper.
Best Multi-track DVD Ripper to Copy DVD with Multi-track Subtitle/Audio
Pavtube ByteCopy is the best multi-track DVD Decrypter for Windows 10/8.1/8, etc. It can convert DVD to lossless MKV with all subtitle/audio tracks and chapter markers. It also can convert DVD to MP4/AVI/MOV with multiple subtitle and audio tracks. You can check every streaming you want and remove certain subtitle/audio tracks you don't need. If you want only one track, it also can achieve it. Just choose your desired subtitle/audio track then the software will hard burn this track subtitle to video. For English-speaking people who only want English subtitle showing while actors are saying foreign languages, you can choose to rip DVD with forced subtitle. In DVD ripping process, this software allows you keep DTS audio and Dolby Digital 5.1/AC3 5.1.
What's more, Pavtube ByteCopy also can decrypt AACS, BD+, etc encryption to rip Blu-ray with multiple subtitle and audio tracks on Windows 10.
You may also interested: MakeMKV vs ByteCopy vs DVDFab
Easiest Way to Copy DVD with Multi-track Subtitle/Audio
Step 1: Insert a DVD Movie
Insert any kind of DVD (commercial, online rentals or copy-protected DVD) onto you DVD-ROM. Click on "Load from Disc" button to import the DVD to the software.
Note: If you are using a Mac, you should use the equivalent Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac.
Step 2: Choose output format
In new ByteCopy, it adds an individual Multi-track Video catalog and you can extract multiple audio and subtitle tracksfrom either profile under this list.
Tip 1: If you intend to backup DVD Disc with lossless quality to MKV file, choose “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*.mkv)”, do not change settings in Video part.
Tip 2: If you want to backup original DVD Disc to other formats such as .MP4 or .MOV while keeping multiple audio tracks too, new ByteCopy can help with that now, just select “Multi-track MP4” or “Multi-track MOV” under Multi-track Video catalog and set up the desired audio streams for output.
Step 3: Start to rip DVD with multiple subtitle/audio tracks
To start backing up DVD Disc to MKV with multiple audio and subtitle streams, click big “Convert” button to start DVD disc backup. Once finished, open the output folder, locate the generated MKV file and you can enjoy your DVD Disc with multiple audio and subtitle streams.