#179 Non-embedded subtitles (.srt) don't show

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2014-04-28
2013-02-07
krychek
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I'm using MiniDLNA 1.0.24 (not .25 because it's not available in Ubuntu and OpenWRT) and most of my DLNA clients don't show non-embedded subtitles (.srt).
The name of the video and subtitle files are: a.avi and a.srt.

I have tested with 4 DLNA client with the following result:
- Skifta android app 1.57.07 - .srt does NOT show
- VLC 2.0.5 - .srt does NOT show
- Philips HMP7001/12 media player - .srt does NOT show
- LG LW650S television - .srt DOES show

Discussion

  • krychek
    krychek
    2013-02-07

    test subtitle file

     
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  • krychek
    krychek
    2013-02-07

    I forgot to mention that embedded subtitles in .mkv files all work flawlessly.

     
  • krychek
    krychek
    2013-02-14

    I've contacted Philips to check this problem on their end.

     
  • krychek
    krychek
    2013-02-18

    I just tried BS player on android and .srt subtitles DON'T show either.

     
  • Peter Krnjevic
    Peter Krnjevic
    2013-06-24

    Same problem here with minidlna 1.1.0, built from source, on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, using as client XBMC 12.2 on OS X 10.8.4.
    Name of .mkv and .srt files are the same (besides extension).
    Don't know if this is expected behaviour, but debug output only ever show .mkv files, and never .srt.

     
  • Justin Maggard
    Justin Maggard
    2014-04-28

    There is no universal standard for subtitles, so it has to be implemented on a client-by-client basis. If you know of any additional clients that do support subtitles, that don't work with ReadyMedia, then let me know.

    Right now we support Samsung devices, LG devices, BubbleUPnP (in git master, queued for 1.1.3), and any device that explicitly requests PacketVideo-style subtitles in their filter argument (at least Panasonic, maybe more).