It is very common that there is many subtitles in a DVD disc, however, you may not want to preserve all of them when ripping DVD to other video formats. If you are an English native speaker, you may would like to rip DVD with English subtitle. If you are a Chinese native speaker, you would decide to rip DVD with Chinese subtitle. In the article, I am going to share with you how to rip DVD with subtitles preferred?

Part 1: What Is Subtitle?

Everyone is familiar with subtitle, which is a textual version of a film or television program’s dialogue that usually appears at the bottom of screen, sometimes at the top of screen when there is already text at the bottom of the screen. Please take a look at the picture below to have a visual knowledge about subtitle.Subtitle is designed to help those who are deaf, or have difficulty in hearing, or have accent understanding problems, or do not speak the language that the characters are speaking.


Among subtitle, narrative subtitle is a very popular kind and it occurs at the bottom of the screen when characters speak or self-reflect while forced subtitle is a rare one as it appears 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.

Let me give you an example to show you what forced subtitle is. In a DVD movie, main characters come to Germany and meet the local people who speak German, then the DVD will show the translation of the German speech in text to help audience who don’t know German to grasp the movie details.

Part 2: Rip DVD with Subtitles by Using Leawo DVD Ripper

Leawo DVD Ripper is a powerful and professional DVD converter. It supports a wide range of output devices including iOS devices, Android devices, Sony devices, etc. Thanks to the advanced technology, it can rip DVD even copy-protected commercial DVD to video and audio in more than 180 formats such as MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. Here is a gentle tip. Copy-protected DVD ripping is for personal use only, and you shall comply with the rules and regulations in your local community when ripping DVD under DRM (Digital Rights Management). You can have the program downloaded and installed for a trial before you decide to purchase one. There are Windows version and Mac Version available. By the way, trial version has limited function being allowed to rip only 5-minute DVD movie length while registered version is free to rip any DVD movie.

During DVD ripping process, you can rip DVD with subtitles you prefer by selecting preferred subtitles. There are three useful solutions to rip DVD with subtitles preferred. First of all, you can choose DVD subtitle from the existing subtitles, which enables you to rip forced subtitle DVD at the same time. Secondly, you can create your own subtitle by adding subtitle which doesn’t exist in the source DVD file. Third, you can rip DVD ruling out even forced subtitle.

Preparation work beforehand:

1. Insert the DVD disc that you want to rip into DVD drive, launch Leawo DVD Ripper and click “add Blu-ray/DVD” button to load source DVD file.

load source DVD file

2. Then set the output video format or output device in the drop-down list. For example, you can set MP4 as the output video format as MP4 is the most optimal output video format. Or if you know the name of the output device, you can directly set device name in the “Device” column.

Output Setting

After the above setting is completed, you can start to rip DVD with subtitles preferred.

3 Useful Solutions to Easily Rip DVD with Subtitles Preferred – Leawo DVD Ripper Subtitle Guide

Please note that subtitle is disabled by default when using Leawo DVD Ripper to rip a DVD, but you could rip DVD with subtitles you prefer by choosing one subtitle track, adding external subtitles or setting forced subtitle in the DVD ripping process.

Solution 1: Rip DVD with Subtitle You Choose

On the main interface of Leawo DVD Ripper, like what is showed in the attachment below, move mouse to the Subtitle and Audio Track drop-down boxes to select desired subtitle and audio track for output.

Note: During this process, forced subtitle will be kept when you choose subtitle you prefer. In other words, you can rip DVD with forced subtitle in this process.

select subtitle
Solution 2: Rip DVD with Subtitle You Add

SRT subtitle
add subtitle

Sometimes, there are some subtitles lack in a DVD disc. People begins to wonder whether there is a way to add their desired subtitles onto the ripped videos. Yes, there is. As claimed by Leawo Software official, in order to meet different people’s demands, Leawo developer team is developing a new function to enable users to add their desired subtitles.You can download a SRT subtitle file in your first language of the DVD movie from a safe and reliable subtitle download site and add it to the ripped video.

Solution 3: Rip DVD Ruling out Forced Subtitle

select subtitle

For advanced users, if you don’t want the whole movie to show the forced subtitle,you can select “None” in the drop-down Subtitle list, which can allow you to omit not only narrative subtitles but the forced subtitles in DVD.

When you finish subtitle settings in each solution, click the green “Convert” button to select destination folder saving the ripped video, and then click the other “Convert” button at the bottom of pop-up panel to make the ripping begins. Just in a while, you will see the ripped file in the format with subtitles you prefer.