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Add ISO639-2 language codes to output of HandBrakeCLI --scan option #2141

johnhanlon opened this issue Jun 9, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented Jun 9, 2019

Describe the change or feature you'd like to see added to HandBrake:

When running HandBrakeCLI and using the --scan option the output regarding the subtitles contains only the native name for the language.

  • subtitle tracks:
    • 1, dansk (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB]
    • 2, Nederlands (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB]
    • 3, English (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB]
    • 4, suomi (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB]
    • 5, íslenska (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB]
    • 6, norsk (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB]
    • 7, svenska (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB]
    • 8, Nederlands (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB]
    • 9, English (Wide Screen) [VOBSUB]

Please adjust outputs to include the ISO639-2 codes for subtitle tracks similar to the way Handbrake already does for audio tracks

  • subtitle tracks:
    • 1, dansk (Wide Screen) (iso639-2: dan) [VOBSUB]
    • 2, Nederlands (Wide Screen) (iso639-2: dut) [VOBSUB]
    • 3, English (Wide Screen) (iso639-2: eng) [VOBSUB]
    • 4, suomi (Wide Screen) (iso639-2: fin) [VOBSUB]
    • 5, íslenska (Wide Screen) (iso639-2: ice) [VOBSUB]
    • 6, norsk (Wide Screen) (iso639-2: nor) [VOBSUB]
    • 7, svenska (Wide Screen) (iso639-2: swe) [VOBSUB]
    • 8, Nederlands (Wide Screen) (iso639-2: dut) [VOBSUB]
    • 9, English (Wide Screen) (iso639-2: eng) [VOBSUB]

What version of HandBrake are you currently using? (e.g., 1.0.0)


What operating system and version are you running? (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.3 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update)

macOS 10.14.5 Mojave

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@sr55 sr55 added the Enhancement label Jun 11, 2019

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