I use my Linux system as a home theatre - over 500 films and the same in TV programs work happily through VLC.
However, there are a select few, which I now know contain solmething called 'forced subtitles' which will not play the subtitle at all. (these are subtitles that play when someone is speaking a language foreign to the principle English on the fiilm)
So far I have identified Battle of Britain, A Bridge Too Far, and X-Men First Class. Now I have many others that have subtitles and play them fine - The Way Back for example, so I guess they don't used the 'forced' option
What I cannot understand is why there is no Liunx player that will play these DVD's 'out of the box'. I'm sorry to say Windows Media Player has no trouble.
I have even ripped the DVD to disk and put the files through Handbrake following all the instructions carefully to capture the subtitles, but no; they will not display.
I have tried VLC, mplayer, SMplayer, several different ripping tools and still no result
Has anyone any success in this area?