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Joan Murt

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Post Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:30 pm

Subtitles and inexperience... is bad mix.

Hello all!

I’m very new with serviio. Some days ago in another forum I use often (a programming one) somebody recommended me this wonderful software and now I’m a happy Serviio user. :)

Now I can play almost everything and when a video is giving me headaches I’m using MKVToolnix to remove audio tracks and/or HandBrake to convert it to MKV in order to get it working. This method works like charm for me, but I can see it failing when subtitles appear…

I can’t see any subtitle that has not burned into the video itself and I can’t get it to work.

Where should I start? What should I know before messing with all the settings under the sun?

In the video I’m facing the issue I can see this information in MKVToolNix:

V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
A_AC3
S_TEXT/UTF8


PS: I’m using Windows 7 and my TV is a Philips one 40PFL7605/H.

Thank you in advance!
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zip

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Post Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:32 pm

Re: Subtitles and inexperience... is bad mix.

If it's embedded subtitle and the TV doesn't olay it natively like that, you have to burn them in by enabling:
- embedded subtitles
- burned-in subtitles
- and enter the subtitle language code of the subtitle track

more at http://www.serviio.org/index.php?option ... icle&id=33

NOte, that if the file is large or on remote drive, extraction of the embedded track might take too long and cause payback problems
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Joan Murt

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Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:51 am

Post Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:57 pm

Re: Subtitles and inexperience... is bad mix.

Thank you very much zip!

I'll take a look at the suggested link and try to follow the requirements you've written.

I'll come back again with the result after trying... ;)
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Joan Murt

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Joined: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:51 am

Post Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:40 am

Re: Subtitles and inexperience... is bad mix.

No luck with that zip, that is strange... after setting the Subtitles values as recommended most of the films can't be opened in my TV... :(

I'll continue trying to burn in the subtitles (like making them part of the video itself) and then it should work... if I only would find a way to do it... Tried with Handbrake, MKVToolNix and now with Any Video Converter... let's see...

Anyway thank you for your recommendations!
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zip

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Post Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:44 pm

Re: Subtitles and inexperience... is bad mix.

Most or any?

Can you post a detailed log of playing a file with burned-in subs?

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