Subtitle / Codec conflict .... i think (1 Viewer)


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MediaPortal Version: 1.01
MediaPortal Skin: spinsafe
Windows Version: Vista SP1 Ultimate
CPU Type: AMD Dual Core black edition 2.7ghz
HDD: WD 3 x 1TB
Memory: 4 gb DDR2
Motherboard: ASUS
Video Card: ATI 4350 1GB
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MPEG2 Video Codec: ffdshow
MPEG2 Audio Codec: ffdshow
h.264 Video Codec: ffdshow
Satelite/CableTV Provider:
HTPC Case: Thermaltake Bach
Power Supply: Trust Silent
TV: Pinnacle
TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI

I've got a strange problem over here :

When i disable the "Show subtitle" option in the configuration tab some mkv files won't play anymore.
I get the error code : VIDEOCODEC : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC"
Simultanious in other moviefiles (WMV+SRT and MPG+ SRT) the embedded subtitles are correctly shown.

When i ENABLE the "Show subtitle" option in the configuration tab that same MKV file plays again without any problems ... however the SRT's in the WMV and MPEG movies are GONE :eek::rolleyes:

I think there must be some kind of conflict somewere.

Anyone can help me out please ....:(:confused:


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  • November 8, 2008
    Goose has written an excellent FFDshow guide for MP codec guide v.2.pdf

    From memory it doesnt use Enable Subs option in MP for FFdshow. It uses VobSub instead.

    Ive used this guide a number of times and never had any probs with Subs

    I use SAF these days though, which is also very good. Hoborg is a big fan of MKV so should be bulletproof for what you are doing if you are tired of battling with ffdshow.

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