[fixed] Unable to use DirectVobSub as subtitle renderer (MP freezes) (1 Viewer)


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October 11, 2007
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MediaPortal Version: MP 1.2.0 Beta
MediaPortal Skin: Default Skin Wide
Windows Version: Windows 7 Home Basic x86
CPU Type: INTEL Core i3-2100 3,1GHz
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TV - HTPC Connection: VGA


I am basically unable to use DirectVobSub whenever I play mkv files with embedded subtitles, as MP freezes after selecting the file.

How to reproduce:

- choose DirectVobSub as subtitle renderer, with or without "Auto load subtitles" selected (no other settings changed)
- try to play file with embedded subtitles, MP freezes

MPC-HC subtitle renderer works fine though (with just a brief stutter whenever it tries to load animated subtitles after playing "normal" styled subtitles for a few minutes), while selecting FFDShow subtitle renderer (settings as suggested on wiki) just plays the video without any subtitles.
Problem showed either when using CoreAVC w/CUDA or FFDShow as H.264 decoder.

DirectVobSub loads normally when used with MPC-HC.

I had almost the same problem with MP 1.1.3; the one difference was that MP didn't freeze, but produced "Unable to play file" errors whenever DirectVobSub was selected.

Paranoid Delusion

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  • June 13, 2005
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    There is a problem with the current version of directvobsub, use a older version or MP's internal MPC subs

    You need to be using 1.2 beta for forced subs to be active by default.


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  • November 12, 2007
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    I can confirm something wrong and didn't work well when using LAVSplitter.
    I have fixed it on my side, need to make few test.
    Ps : For now i have tested with VSFilterMod so i will test on VSFilter normal version.

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