[MPlayer-users] subtitle problems

MJH mjhlists-mplayer at liminalflux.net
Fri Mar 11 15:45:12 CET 2005

On Friday 11 March 2005 7:39 am, Giacomo Comes wrote:

> > Having investigated further, this is what I'm seeing. No subtitles, but
> > if I skip forward at any point, they appear thereafter.
> I have seen this behaviour but I don't remember since what version.
> And it doesn't happen all the time.

It was fine up until about a month or so ago. I've no clue what version that 
was though.

> > > if this particular disc is encountering the same problems I've seen on
> > > a few of mine (which I believe is unrelated to the earlier problem),
> > > then this *might* be a workaround:
> > > (adjust as needed for the particular disc)
> > >
> > >  mencoder -slang en -vobsubout temp -nosound -ovc copy -o /dev/null
> > > dvd://1
> > >
> > > that will put the subs into a seperate file.  then, try playing the
> > > same movie as you normally would but include "-vobsub temp" in the
> > > mplayer command line along with your regular parameters.  (probably
> > > remove any "-sid" or "-slang" options though; mplayer should default
> > > to using the explicitly given external subs file on its own)
> >
> > That doesn't work either. mencoder produces the subtitle files, but
> > mplayer doesn't display anything. What's more, skipping forward doesn't
> > display the subtitles either when reading from the file.

> You need to specify -sid <n> too.

In mplayer or mencoder, or both?
It doesn't seem to make any difference when doing a straight play or encode. 
I'll try it with the subtitle file this evening.

"Sorry, your brain has apparently atrophied. I suggest feeding it a
 steady diet of intelligent conversation and a basic English class.
 This may be an allergic reaction to Television; I would recommend
 eliminating all exposure."
- Mike Windtree (on badly written dumb questions)

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