I'm looking for a better way to create a DVD with subtitles, without losing quality from the original DVD.
I've been doing this for a while, so I know all about creating subtitled video files
. The problem starts when the end product is to be a Video DVD
. My current work flow is this:
1. Rip DVD as high-quality x264
2. Create timed SRT file
3. Combine the two using Submerge
4. Encode the file back to DVD format and burn DVD.
This problem is that steps 1 and 4 are extremely time-consuming, not to mention the loss of quality from the original file.
I tried using some utility to join the original VOB's into one file, but I didn't know where to go from there. I couldn't figure out a way to turn the joined MPEG2 file back into a DVD without re-encoding.
So... What would be a quicker way to achieve this? Mac or XP solutions welcome.