[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: ogm subtitles are a little weird

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Mar 29 15:43:06 CEST 2004

On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 12:03:58PM +0300, Andriy N. Gritsenko wrote:
>     Hi, gabor!
> Sometime (on Monday, March 29 at 11:32) I've received something...
> >On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 10:06, Andriy N. Gritsenko wrote:
> >> >> >1. I must now run mplayer _manually_ from command line to see subtitles.
> >> >> >Nor -sid nor -slang never worked. I can't use -sid X since I never know
> >> >> >what is first text substream, it may be 2,3 or even 4, so I can't find
> >> >> >out it before I play and then I have to manually run mplayer. I can't use
> >> >> >-slang either since ogm format may define language only in comment and
> >> >> >that is optional. It's too weird for me since I used to play video by
> >> >> >just pushing 'Enter' from Midnight Commander or by clicking on it from
> >> >> >gui filebrowser. All old versions of MPlayer played it well and now it
> >> >> >want me do two manual operations to play each file. Any other format
> >> >> >except ogm never want me do such weird thing.
> >> >>     I've found a solution for this myself. I see '-sid 0' has no sense
> >> >> because text stream never could be first stream in .ogm file. So let's
> >1. imho it makes things too complicated
>     If you could propose another way to do the same, feel free to tell. :)
> >2. why don't use -sid -1?
>     Because -1 means 'no -sid switch defined' and it'll switch subs off
> as for mpeg. It was argued before so let it be.
> >3. even that auto-find-first-subtitle-stream stuff won't help much if
> >there are more subtitle tracks....
>     Of course. Only way to select it except -sid is -slang but language
> isn't in stream parameters so it's a problem. Another way to find out
> which language is used is to parse stream comment sinse it usually have
> something like "LANGUAGE=English" in it.
> >4. btw. with ogm, the same problems apply to audio, because some
> >"CLEVER" anime encoders (zhentarim, are u listening) set up english as
> >the default language :))
>     The same as above. May be I'll find some time later to find out how
> to do that parsing and implement -slang and -alang for ogm. The problem
> is I don't have spare time right now. :(

Look, if there's going to be an option to auto-select a subtitle
stream, it needs to be a SEPARATE option. I can't put sid=0 or sid=-1
or whatever in my config file and have it work properly for all
situations, but I could put autoogmsubs=true or something in there...


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