#36 Subtitle text encoding

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2011-03-06
2011-03-06
Anonymous
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I own Samsung LED TV UE32C6000RW. As I live in the Czech Republic, I use mainly Czech subtitles. Therefore I need to have working subtitles.
Because the most of subtitles are saved in WINDOWS-1250 coding, the special characters (eg. ž, ř etc.) does not show properly. The solution would be to to convert the subtitle files to UTF-8 before sending it to the TV. I know that there is an option to do it manually, but I think that this would really help also other people using their special national charsets.

Discussion

  • Sgf
    Sgf
    2011-07-31

    There is no need to set the encoding in MiniDLNA because you can set it in your Samsung TV. The setting is only available when you play a video file with subtitles from an USB drive, but once set it is also accepted when you play a file from a DLNA source.