[mythtv-users] Forced subtitles in mkv DVD rips.

Jim Stichnoth stichnot at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 02:45:38 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 6:56 AM, Alexander Fisher <alex at alexfisher.me.uk> wrote:
> On 7 June 2012 14:44, Jim Stichnoth <stichnot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:17 AM, Alexander Fisher <alex at alexfisher.me.uk> wrote:
>>> I've created a new ticket, with a 5 minute sample link.  Ideally, I
>>> would make available the original iso, but haven't due to copyright
>>> issues and ADSL upload bandwidth.
>>> http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/10808
>>> I think that if the user has selected a subtitle track, titles from
>>> forced tracks should probably not be played as the same titles most
>>> likely already exist on the selected track.
>>> I'm not sure how realistic it is to try to define correct behaviour
>>> for cases where an mkv has multiple same language tracks marked as
>>> forced.  Whilst I could create such an mkv as an academic exercise,
>>> would any sensible DVD/Blu-Ray -> mkv workflow ever generate such a
>>> beast?
>> Alex,
>> When I play the sample through mythfrontend and manually select
>> subtitle track 4 (which mythtv identifies in the menu as forced), I
>> don't see any subtitles at all.  Whereas track 1 shows normal
>> subtitles, and tracks 2 and 3 show some kind of director's commentary.
>> The same thing happens when playing the file with vlc 1.1.11 under
>> Windows.  Interestingly, vlc also does not auto-select track 4.
>> Are you seeing any subtitles on track 4?
> Sorry, I should have mentioned when in the clip I expect the subtitles occur.
> About 3 minutes 10 seconds in, Bart has a 'conversation' with 'Santa's
> Little Helper'.
> Being a non-english speaker, Santa's Little Helper is subtitled. :)

This is now fixed in Master and 0.25-fixes.  Hopefully the
implementation doesn't cause any surprises.


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