[mythtv-users] bear of little brain

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Mon May 29 17:13:16 UTC 2017


On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 9:40 AM, James Linder <jam at tigger.ws> wrote:
>
>
> On 29/5/17 8:00 pm, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
>>>
>>>    Hi
>>> could a kind sole explain to me please:
>>>
>>> I have an indian film with english subtitles embedded in a mkv container.
>>> Neither my samsung tv or myth or myth pnp will play the subtitles.
>>> VLC*does*  play them.
>>>
>> I had this issue with MythTV with subtitles in mkv files (ones that
>> did in fact work in xine for example) and discovered that it was
>> because I hadn't enabled libass support in mythtv. Have you checked
>> that?
>
>
> I did think libass was on by default and --disable-libass was the option.
> I enabled it specifically andwas rewarded with libass support NO
>
> After adding the dev files and rebuilding VOILA everything works. Thanks
> Tom.
>
> James
>
You're welcome! Yea, that one had me going for a while. Under gentoo I
needed to enable the libass USE flag which also wasn't on by default.

Tom


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