FAQ  •  Register  •  Login

mkv subtitles problem

<<

3031

Serviio newbie

Posts: 13

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:42 am

Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:17 pm

mkv subtitles problem

hi

i have noticed yesterday problem with subtitles in mkv video files (ffmpeg -i -> Subtitle: hdmv_pgs_subtitle (default))
with disabled option "Enable burned-in subtitles", on my tv i have type x-matroska and file can be watched but no subtitles. if i enable this option i get error "Unsupported...." and video file won't play. and on my tv it is not anymore x-matroska type of that video files but mpeg. this is happening with all mkv files that were ripped with MakeMKV for Linux. idk if this is the problem with makemkv, serviio, tv (Samsung M series). i tried with generic dlna result is the same.

any idea? how to fix this?

thanks for reading
<<

atc98092

User avatar

DLNA master

Posts: 3233

Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:22 pm

Location: Washington (the state)

Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:41 pm

Re: mkv subtitles problem

My gut feeling is it's the Samsung. Their DLNA support is worthless. I gave up on using my TV interface long ago and have used a Roku or Shield instead. Of course, my set is much older than yours, and it's been quite some time since I've tried it. I do recall that I could on occasion get captions, but I can't honestly recall what file it might have been. My rips are all with either MakeMKV or a Blu Ray ripper that kept them in the M2TS container. But that ripper was discontinued after the company was legally threatened over ripping BD, so hasn't been updated for several years.
Dan

Panasonic ST30 Plasma, Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Sony BDP-S3500, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Insignia Roku TV, Roku 4, Ultra and Stick, Nvidia Shield, Yamaha RX-V583 AVR.
Primary server: Intel i5-6400, 8 gig ram, Windows 10 Pro, 18 TB hard drive space | Test server Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Phenom II X4 965, 8 gig ram

HOWTO: Enable debug logging HOWTO: Identify media file contents
<<

3031

Serviio newbie

Posts: 13

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:42 am

Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:12 pm

Re: mkv subtitles problem

maybe the problem is with makemkv. i tried with handbrake to remultiplex (or whatever this stuff is called :) ) and it seems that it can work with that. but it takes too much time with handbrake to remultiplex. and i don't understand nothing in that handbrake. will i loose quality or not? fast remultiplex? furious remultiplex? normal? ...
<<

atc98092

User avatar

DLNA master

Posts: 3233

Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:22 pm

Location: Washington (the state)

Post Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:03 am

Re: mkv subtitles problem

Handbrake can be frustrating. As you note, there's no way to just remux the video, i.e. just copy the existing video without alteration. But it's outstanding if you need to recode a video into something different.

There's another program called tsMuxeR (https://www.videohelp.com/software/tsMuxeR) that can remux the file into another MKV file or into a TS file, either way not touching the codecs within. So if there's some issue with the container (that's what the MKV is, a container) it generally clears it up. Since it's just a remux, it's quite fast as well.
Dan

Panasonic ST30 Plasma, Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Sony BDP-S3500, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Insignia Roku TV, Roku 4, Ultra and Stick, Nvidia Shield, Yamaha RX-V583 AVR.
Primary server: Intel i5-6400, 8 gig ram, Windows 10 Pro, 18 TB hard drive space | Test server Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Phenom II X4 965, 8 gig ram

HOWTO: Enable debug logging HOWTO: Identify media file contents
<<

3031

Serviio newbie

Posts: 13

Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:42 am

Post Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:02 am

Re: mkv subtitles problem

hm on my arch linux tsmuxer gives me an error....tsmuxer not found! lol i have to try command line and not gui...
i read in samsung tv manual that there is no support for pgs subtitles :(
<<

atc98092

User avatar

DLNA master

Posts: 3233

Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:22 pm

Location: Washington (the state)

Post Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:29 pm

Re: mkv subtitles problem

3031 wrote:hm on my arch linux tsmuxer gives me an error....tsmuxer not found! lol i have to try command line and not gui...
i read in samsung tv manual that there is no support for pgs subtitles :(

Image based subtitles are not supported on many devices. Roku doesn't support them. I'm not certain about Fire TV, but the Nvidia Shield works great with them. I have my doubts that any TV supports PGS, since that's the default subtitle for Blu Ray discs, and unless the TV has a built in BD player there's really no need for them to support it.
Dan

Panasonic ST30 Plasma, Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Sony BDP-S3500, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Insignia Roku TV, Roku 4, Ultra and Stick, Nvidia Shield, Yamaha RX-V583 AVR.
Primary server: Intel i5-6400, 8 gig ram, Windows 10 Pro, 18 TB hard drive space | Test server Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Phenom II X4 965, 8 gig ram

HOWTO: Enable debug logging HOWTO: Identify media file contents

Return to Samsung

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 3 guests

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.