[MPlayer-users] audio track language choice logic?

Alexander Roalter alex at roalter.it
Sat Apr 19 21:46:00 CEST 2008

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klaas.decanniere at telenet.be wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some problems with understanding language choice.
> I have a DVD with french and english audio. French is default (menu also and only in french), english is what I like
> when I do 
> mplayer -v dvdnav://3 -alang en
> English is spoken 
> when I do 
> mplayer -v dvdnav://3 -alang en -dumpstream -dumpfile stuff.vob
> and then
> mplayer stuff.vob
> I get French (no matter what -alang options in command line or .mplayer/config)
> Is it my logic that is faulty? Or the program's?
- -alang needs an IFO file for the language mapping.

you need to use -aid for the playing without IFOs. Simply use the number
specified behind the playing on normal DVD:

audio stream: 0 format: ac3 (5.1) language: en aid: 128.
audio stream: 1 format: ac3 (5.1) language: fr aid: 129.

for DVD, you can use -alang en, for the dumped stream, use -aid 128.

It's as simple as that.

In any case, I'm I the only one who has problems with subtitles at the
current stage?
I usually play them with -slang en -forcedsubsonly, which brings them
only up when some other language is spoken, and Shift+f brings up
subtitles all at once. But as of late, I need to cycle through all the
subtitles with 'j' to get them to appear. Same is valid for dvdnav as
for dvd, with dvdnav subtitles (once they're on) disappearing after
every chapter break :(

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