[mythtv-users] Autoplay subtitles?

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 23:19:06 UTC 2012

On Saturday 10 Nov 2012 14:59:18 Jim Stichnoth wrote:

On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Mark Greenwood <fatgerman at gmail.com> wrote:

Great minds think alike :) I just tried that exact idea - I used the mkvmerge GUI to merge an avi and an srt file into an MKV. I did set the forced flag for the subtitle track but no joy, I still have to switch the subtitles on using the menu. It plays fine in mplayer, using the 'forced subtitles only' option. Maybe I did the merging wrong - does mythtv need some other flag to be set as well?


There is indeed a setting that allows or disallows forced subtitles.  It's a "live setting", which means it is controlled through the Playback OSD, rather than in the pages and pages of settings.  If there is a forced subtitle track present, you should be able to bring up the Playback OSD menu, Subtitles submenu, "Enable Forced Subtitles".  That setting persists across all videos on the frontend.

Playback OSD Menu is the one brought up by pressing 'M'? I only get 'Enable Subtitles' or 'Text Subtitles', both one which switch on the subtitles but only for that one single playback. Any ideas?




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