External subtitles (.SRT) are not loaded for MKV:s

Discussion in '1.0 RC4 and SVN Builds' started by mrstef, November 28, 2008.

  1. mrstef

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    External subtitles (.srt) are not loaded for MKV moves despite having installed the latest VsFilter (2.39).
    Subtitles are loaded in other mediaplayers such as Windows Mediaplayer, MediaPortal 1.0 RC1 etc, and also in MP RC4 if selecting the "auto codec" mode in MP. This is not an option I can use due to some other problems though.

    Subtitles are loaded in MP RC4 for other containers such as AVI.

    Logs attached where I start MP and try to play a MKV which has an external .srt subtitle file which is loaded in other players.

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    .srt subiles with .mkv files are working for me! did you add directvobsub in the mediaportal configuration unter Movies/Movie Post Processing?
     
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    Wohaa,... works perfectly! :)

    Thanks, didn't realize it was necessary to do that nowdays!
     
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    Please remember that whenever you enable post processing filters like DirectVobSub you will kill your hardware acceleration (DXVA) for your movie playback and everything is handled by your CPU. :sorry:
     
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    Hmm, thats not really ideal!

    Howcome we have to add DirectVobSub as post processing filter when it comes to MKV:s? When having AVI:s subtitles are loaded automatically without having DirectVobSub as post processing filter! Anyone knows?
     
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    Fixed in 1.0.1

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    DXVA will always be killed when using subs for movies in MediaPortal
     
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    k... Anyone know how to make external srt subtitles work on a file that has embedded subs too.

    Watching a german movie that has german subtitles embedded... however i downloaded some english subs in srt. Renamed the srt to the same as the mkv and booted up Media portal.

    With an mkv without muxed (or embedded) subs .srt files appear in the media portal menu... but when there are muxed subs (like this german movie) the external srt subs don't. They don't even appear in the VS filter tray menu (the embedded german subs do).

    I enabled ffd subtitle filter in post-processing which does cause ffd to load in the tray... (and using the mouse i can enable them by minimising MP) however only the german subs are available in MP's menu.

    So problem solved, except it's highly irritating to get out of the chair and get plug in my mouse to my media PC cos the remote can't do stuff in the windows tray.

    Obviously MP only loads subs from VS filter... fine... except VS filter is incapable of loading srt files when there is also embedded (or 'muxed' (not sure about the jargon)) subs. This is driving me slightly insane as i watch a lot of foriegn language movies.

    Any help?
     
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    Either mux your srt subtitles into the mkv file or remove the embedded ones.

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    I did know i could do that... but thanks... I come across this so often though that remuxing would become a real pain.

    But if i do do that any suggestions for software?

    Though i would still like to know how i can get embedded and external subs listed together in MP.
     
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