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Old 09-08-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I was wondering, is there any method to remove forced subtitles from TF1 releases (or any release for that matter) during playback with English audio? Any non HTPC methods known? Any hi-powered BD player that allows to perform operations initially forbidden to user? PS3 BREW? Anything?

To mods: this thread should probably be moved. I created this thread in SB section as I know for sure most of SB collectors experience this problem.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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no you are stuck with them on most TF1 titles
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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I wonder why TF1 did this? I HATE this about my pulp fiction. Is it really that hard to add in a simple function to turn on or off subs?
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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It's a rights thing. It's stupid and nationalistic, but that's the way the home media mentality is here, sadly.
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Anyway, back to the question - can any BD player you know about remove those subs from playback?
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:43 PM   #6
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Anyway, back to the question - can any BD player you know about remove those subs from playback?
I doubt any can.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:50 PM   #7
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Anyway, back to the question - can any BD player you know about remove those subs from playback?
I think software players for PCs can remove and add subtitles. But when I try to use the Audio or Subtitle buttons on my LG BH200 player, I get the "this function disabled" error message.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:42 PM   #8
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Screw TF1, those bustards
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:54 PM   #9
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Well forced subtitles pretty much say it all.
If they were removeable they would be called subtitles!

That is really stupid from TF1 since most of the release are originally english it's pretty lame to assume nobody in France speaks English and would NEED subtitles.
I'm so glad it's not like that here. (I live in Quebec)

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Old 09-09-2009, 12:19 AM   #10
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Pretty much when you buy a TF1 SteelBook you're just buying the case... Be prepared to buy another version as well and swap the disc out... TF1 should just start selling empty cases and be done with it...
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:32 AM   #11
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Pretty much when you buy a TF1 SteelBook you're just buying the case... Be prepared to buy another version as well and swap the disc out... TF1 should just start selling empty cases and be done with it...
Some people say the same thing about The James Bond serie oversea.
Anyway don't get me started... A Steelbook have to be sealed and remain that way.

Thanks TF1 for making sure I never open your Steels!

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Old 09-09-2009, 04:21 AM   #12
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I hate the forced French subtitles too.. It is not just TF1 that does it... I bought the French BD release of Taken a month ago, can't remember the studio name but it starts with a P something, and it too has forced French subs when English is selected.

Studio Canal also has done it before with their releases. I own the 2-disks (DC and Theatre Cut) Terminator 2 HD-DVD and one of the disks has forced French subs with English audio.

I have three BD players, Oppo BDP-83, LG BH200 and an Australian PS3, none of the players can remove the forced French subs.

But it can be removed by AnyDVD HD if you have a HTPC. There is an option in AnyDVD HD called "Allow Prohibited User Operations". If you select this option, you can then turn off the forced French subs.
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HTPC + AnyDVD is the only way as of now.
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I hate the forced French subtitles too.. It is not just TF1 that does it... I bought the French BD release of Taken a month ago, can't remember the studio name but it starts with a P something, and it too has forced French subs when English is selected.
Pathé/Europacorp. Another studio who likes those forced subs.
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Pretty much when you buy a TF1 SteelBook you're just buying the case... Be prepared to buy another version as well and swap the disc out... TF1 should just start selling empty cases and be done with it...
Swapping disc is a crime.. if someone have the money to buy the amarray.. what the advantage to OPEN a SteelBook, throw the original disc away, and at last, put the cheap disc inside? what's the point?

Why not keep it sealed..
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Swapping disc is a crime.. if someone have the money to buy the amarray.. what the advantage to OPEN a SteelBook, throw the original disc away, and at last, put the cheap disc inside? what's the point?

Why not keep it sealed..
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+1 to victors and I think he ate his wheaties this morning
You two just can't help yourselves

I think jwbudd needs to split the Steelbook forum into two separate sections:
1. The OCD Steelbook subforum
2. Normal Steelbook subforum (for normal people like me )
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sschen you think you're normal
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sschen you think you're normal
I took the BD disk out of the German Orphanage Steelbook since I can't understand German and I will be putting the US disk into it once I receive it. Doesn't that make me normal?
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Well then, I have to drive all you OCD guys mad - today I got my copy of German Wanted SB, and it was... ( www.dramabutton.com ) UNSEALED! Yup, crime against humanity and nature but I would have opened it anyway

Back to the topic - I guess I'm just gonna have to stick with my HTPC for those forced titles. It's a shame, cause I wanted to buy an external player that could play absolutely everything I stick into it (you know, all region-coded BDs, all region-coded DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, DAT tapes, vinyls, dinner plates, etc. ) and that could remove the cursed, unwanted subs, but I guess since noone invented a hifisupermultifunctionalcombo player that meets my requirements I'll simply have to wait a little longer
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