[MPlayer-users] mplayer external vobsubs reset while playing dvd

Mattias Wernér dev.null at neolite.net
Sat May 14 18:22:32 CEST 2005

Somehow I feel that would be an unelegant solution, and I really want to
avoid having to rip the dvd whenever I want to watch it. I have several
dvds where I've acquired a different set of subtitles since the original
lacks a track (mainly japanese films, Kurosawa anyone?).
I'm not a programmer so I won't even begin to try to elaborate on a
solution, but I find it a bit peculiar that mplayer relies on internal
timestamps in the film with external subs...  maybe I've just
misunderstood the inner workings of this process.
Anyhow, is this something that's bound to be looked on in the near
future? Or am I stuck with keeping my windows-partition for this use?
I'm sorry if it sounds like I'm whining. I adore this application and if
it weren't for this issue I'd be more or less married to it.

Thanks again


>On 5/14/05, Mattias Wernér <dev.null at neolite.net> wrote:
>>I have a bit of trouble with external subs for a dvd. I ripped the subs
>>from the Amelie dvd with the swedish subtitle track (with *vobsub* in
>>windows) and they work perfectly with direct show and MPC in windows,
>>with the french edition of the dvd.. in linux with mplayer they work
>>brilliantly until 2/3:s in the movie where start over from the beginning...
>>As far as I understand, when mplayer changes to the second set of vobs
>>the timestamp resets and thus replays the subs from the beginning
>>instead of continuing. Is there any way I can make mplayer ignore the
>>reset so I can watch the end of the film with the subs?
>>Help would be greatly appreciated.
>The easiest fix would be to transcode the movie to fix the timestamps.
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