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Windows 7: MKV and subtitles in WMC - Not working

02 Sep 2011   #11
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

do you get playback... without subs?
if so, try the ffdshow dxva decoder on the H264 TAB

also, some mkv's contain wvc1 video (instead of h264) in which case you need to set ffdshow for wvc1 on the SWAP TAB


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02 Sep 2011   #12
HDRoadKing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With all the settings changes, the video always plays. Just no subtitles. I've tried the new settings you suggested and still no subs, both trying in WMC and WMP.
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02 Sep 2011   #13
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I'm guessing there is something wrong with the subtitle file itself.
open it in notepad, it should look similar to the following:
Quote:
{82}{135}Ragesh 3|Centauri Tarım Kolonisi
{140}{185}Dünya Saati ile 10:00
{305}{365}Nöbetçi Subay Ayla|nöbeti devralıyor.
{370}{412}Gidebilirsin.
{453}{565}Dur. Olağan dışı bir durum var.|Yerini tespit edeceğim.
{600}{658}Sektör 3'te|atlama noktası oluşuyor.
{662}{712}Büyük Yaratıcı adına.
{795}{820}Mayınlar aktif!
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03 Sep 2011   #14
HDRoadKing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, I'm not sure exactly what was the problem, but I decided to just to a complete re-install on my HTPC just in case some old codecs or something was causing the problem.

Now that I have everything installed again (clean OS with just drivers and Shark007 codec pack) I've started testing again.

Good news: Subtitles are working in movies. Tried an MKV (with the associated .srt file) and subtitles work great both in Media player and WMC.

Bad news: Subtitles are on all the time! I know I can turn them off by right clicking the FFDShow icon in the systray and un-checking subtitles, but this is a HTPC with no mouse or keyboard and boots straight into WMC.

Please tell me there's an easy way to toggle subtitles on and off in WMC or with the remote.

Thanks again for any help!
Mike
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03 Sep 2011   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

When adding subtitles to BD format I use MkvToolnix: run mmg.exe (GUI for MkvMerge) and mux the subtitle in with "Export only forced". This forces subtitles only for foreign language segments.
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03 Sep 2011   #16
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HDRoadKing View Post
Please tell me there's an easy way to toggle subtitles on and off in WMC or with the remote.

Thanks again for any help!
Mike
download and use Media Control (http://damienbt.free. fr/index.php - remove the space before fr/index.php)
also, get the x64 version when you have an x64 operating system.

Be sure a video is playing, and using ffdshow for decoding, (icons in the sytem tray) before accessing the Media Control configurations. An important setting is 'apply minimal ffdshow settings' or something worded close to that.
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03 Sep 2011   #17
HDRoadKing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shark007 you were right on the money. Media Control was just what I needed! Now I can turn on and off subs with my remote

All your help with this is greatly appreciated sir!

Mike
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03 Sep 2011   #18
HDRoadKing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One last issue that just cropped up though. The subtitles come back even after I've shut them off. For example, I start a movie, disable the subtitles. Then if I start it where I left off the subtitles are back even if I've never restarted WMC.

Is there any way to just set it to have no subtitles shown except the forced ones for non-english dialog by default?
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04 Sep 2011   #19
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HDRoadKing View Post
Is there any way to just set it to have no subtitles shown except the forced ones for non-english dialog by default?
google is your friend.
search for, download, and use, subtitle files that only contain the forced subs in the language you wish.
this way, you can just leave them on
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