[mythtv-users] Internal Player DVD Subtitles

John Baab john.baab at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 17:30:33 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Vince Coen <vbcoen at btconnect.com> wrote:
> On Friday 26 Feb 2010, John Baab wrote:
>> This is one issue I noticed recently with the internal player.  While
>> watching Taken and Angels & Demons, there are parts of the film where
>> people talk in foreign languages and subtitles should appear.  By
>> default they do not, togglign on the subtitles gave me success with
>> one of the films but not with the other, it also left me watching the
>> entire film with subtitles.  Has anyone ever experienced this?
> This (in the UK) seems to depend on channel and programme.
> I often turn on subtitles (unless it get in the way of the picture or it
> lags).
> On foreign language firms, I have not noticed (generally) an issue here.
> Watched Apocalypto and that worked as expected but the odd film/programme did
> not and I'm guessing it has something to do with the transmission procedures
> in place by the station or transmitter.
> The fact that it works on some seems to me, to not indicate a problem with
> mythtv but short of complaining to the channel's tech support I can't see how
> to resolve.
> Vince
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Well these aren't foreign films, they are just films that happen to
have bits of foreign language in them.  I suppose I could try to play
straight from the DVD to verify it behave the same.  If others haven't
noticed the issue then it may be an issue on my end and not with
internal player.

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