[mythtv-users] Leanfront better support for embedded subtitles than mythfrontend

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Mon Jun 7 14:07:01 UTC 2021

On 06/06/2021 21:44, Hika van den Hoven wrote:
> Hoi Paul,
> Sunday, June 6, 2021, 6:15:57 PM, you wrote:
>> On 06/06/2021 12:04, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>>> Leanfront and Mythfrontend are both working really well for me these
>>> days, and I tend to choose which to use fairly randomly. There is,
>>> however, an issue that sometimes pushes me to choose one over the other.
>>> Leanfront will often display embedded subtitles when mythfrontend wont.
>>> Mythfrontent recognises the subtitles are there and allows them to be
>>> enabled, but then doesn't display anything.
>>> I'm building my own packages. Could it be that I'm leaving off a build
>>> flag that is important for working subtitles?
>>> On the other hand, for external subtitles, I find that leanfront doesn't
>>> handle them, whereas Mythfrontend usually does.
>> I stupidly left out a very important condition in describing this
>> problem. For recorded broadcast content, both Leanfront and Mythfrontent
>> display subtitles just fine. It is downloaded content where I see
>> Leanfront displaying subtitles and Mythfrontend not.
>> ffmpeg outputs this for the problematic streams:
>>     Stream #0:2(eng): Subtitle: subrip
> Could possibly come from the subtitles then being a separate optional
> item in the video container (like on a dvd) that at view time must get
> pasted into the videoimages, where in the other case it is already
> pre-broadcast integrated in the video signal.

If I'm understanding what you are suggesting correctly, would not the 
integrated ones be impossible to turn off?

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