How to prevent HD-DVD subtites in PowerDVD Ultra
I just started using PowerDVD Ultra to playback my HD-DVDs, and I’ve noticed that “Superman Returns” doesn’t have a menu (at least I cannot access it with PowerDVD nor the Xbox 360 player). PowerDVD Ultra turns on subtitles and there is not way to turn them off other than via the DVD menu. It only has an option to cycle though the various subtitle languages. Hopefully Cyberlink will fix this soon. Either that or if AnyDVD HD could provide an option to rip the movie without subtitles. In the meantime for disks like this (I’ve only noticed “Superman Returns” does this) you can simply remove the subtitle references in the .xpl file of the disk’s ADV_OBJ folder:
You need to open the ADV_OBJ folder, find the XPL file, open it with wordpad , find any thing that looks like this:
<SubtitleTrack track=”1″ langcode=”en:01″ description=”English SDH”/>
<SubtitleTrack track=”2″ langcode=”es:01″/>
<SubtitleTrack track=”3″ langcode=”fr:01″/>
<SubtitleTrack track=”4″ langcode=”es:01″ selectable=”true” />
<SubtitleTrack track=”5″ langcode=”fr:01″ selectable=”true” />
and just delete it, and save. there should at least 3 areas that look like the above. I also suggest you make a back up of the original XPL file just in case something gets deleted that was not supposed to.
This worked for me, and I can enjoy “Superman Returns” on my HTPC, using PowerDVD Ultra without those annoying subtitles.
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