[mythtv-users] Subtitle issues with DVD's

Thomas Boehm mythtv-users at lists.boehmi.net
Mon Sep 12 10:08:09 UTC 2011

Neil Salstrom wrote:
> I'm running 0.24-fixes (from git) and I've noticed an issue with
> subtitles being used correctly.  When playing a movie with English as
> the primary language but contains sections of foreign dialog the
> subtitles do not show up correctly by defualt.  This is from physical
> DVD's or full rip .iso files and is not a case of a mkv with subtitles
> not included.
> Most recently we watched Babel which is a movie taking place in
> several different countries.  The native language is spoken and should
> include the English subtitles.  When the movie is played there are no
> subtitles at all.  If you then go to Menu/Subtitles the default
> highlighted choice is "Subtitle 7: Undetermined".  If you then select
> this choice the subtitles then work as they should (showing up only in
> times of foreign language dialog).
> In other words, what seems to be happening is mythtv flags the correct
> subtitle track but does not activate it.
> Has anyone else seen this or is this already a know issue?

How did you rip the DVD? Maybe you (unknowingly) removed the force flag
from the subtitle. DVDShrink has such an option an I guess other rippers


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