[MPlayer-users] Regarding subtitles
phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Sat Oct 13 04:04:01 CEST 2007
I'm writing a frontend for mplayer which needs to be very competent with
Because of reliability concerns, when we play back DVD media, we do it via
a -dumpstream of the target title onto a hard disk (I should emphasise here
that this is a cinema screen server application and the copyright holders
are happy with this). This causes a few issues:
- If I ask mplayer to -identify the decrypted VOB, I don't get any
information regarding the subtitle tracks beyond that they are available -
it doesn't tell me which is which language. I assume this is because the
information describing what subpicture stream represents which language is
actually in the IFO, which is no longer available at this point. Am I right?
- Some DVD discs I've seen have fixed subtitles, which don't appear listed
in the IFO but nevertheless exist in the VOB - they can be played by
specifying an -sid even when mplayer reports "no subtitles". Is there any
way of forcing mplayer to report the existence of subpicture streams in VOBs
even when they're not listed as subtitles in the IFO?
- When I -identify a dvd without specifying a title, mplayer lists many
audio and subtitle tracks, but I'm not clear on exactly which title it
refers to. Does it list all the subs and audio available on any title on the
disc? Just the longest title (presumably the feature)? How does this work?
Thanks for any information,
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