#6 Sbutitle streaming support for Samsung TV B650series


I'd like to ask for implementation of subtitle (srt) streaming to Samsung TVs equipped with Movie 2.0 technology (LExxB65x and U7000+). Currently only Samsung proprietary Share Manager is able to do so. Popularity of those tv sets is bound to grow as they are capable of displaying FullHD mkv files (tho no DTS).
If needed I can provide tcpdumps of traffic between my LE46B650 and Samsung Share Manager.


  • NameLess, the Jedi

    Streaming SRT subtitles for Samsung TVs

  • Piotr Roszatycki

    This patch works not so correctly because the subtitle files have to be touched (and handled via inotify) before they're discovered by minidlna and inserted into sqlite database.

    Also, SRT format is unpopular and MicroDVD TXT format is really de-facto standard, so the name of extension (.srt or .txt) should be optional (configuration file?). If not, then I suggest call "sed -i s/srt/txt/" on this patch.

  • NameLess, the Jedi

    This patch has nothing to do with inotify mechanism of finding new files. It doesn't change it's behaviour (except for the fact of recognising new file type). I'm using miniDLNA with my patch on a daily basis and have never observed such behaviour. Simply moving or copying files into dir served via DLNA works.

    As for subtitle format: let's face it there is no subtitle format standard. You are right that here in Poland MicroDVD is far more popular than any other but still this doesn't make it standard (most of Hatak subs are in mpl2 f.ex and srt files are more common in other parts of the world). Surely I can change patch to accept any extension not just .txt or .srt still when using it to stream subs to Samsung tv SRT proves not to cause any problems. With MicroDVD there are sometimes sync issues (again this has nothing to do with my patch - only with the way TV handles subs). Please note that this patch specifically targets Samsung TV with Media2.0 capability. Most probably this method won't work with other and even if it will work still SRT would be a better choice.
    And one more thing: it's just an extension - nothing more. My patch doesn't even try to validate the file. In case you need it there is simple python script converting to srt available at http://www.plukwa.net/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=s2s.git

  • Justin Maggard

    Justin Maggard - 2009-10-15

    Thanks for posting the patch! I don't have a Samsung TV to test with, but checked in changes to CVS to include subtitle support. Can you please test it with the latest code?

  • Piotr Roszatycki

    Your last patch patch works correctly

  • Justin Maggard

    Justin Maggard - 2009-11-24
    • status: open --> closed

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