nebelfrau
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Joined: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:48 pm

Omxplayer won't play subtitles from MY rips.

Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:01 pm

I'm not sure where to start, so here is what I know..
I'm tired of swapping discs, and decided everything should be stored digitally. I first rip my DVDs down to a base VIDEO_TS folder, and then from there I rip them to the .mkv format using the latest version of Handbrake. I don't use any special options for the subtitles... They're not Forced, Burned In, or even on by Default. From here, I know the the subtitles work in a plethora of media players on Windows and work with VLC on Debian and even Raspbian (this feat alone was severely aggravating, but I had to know it wasn't my rip).

My most recent rip contains quad audio and English subs. Omxplayer will cycle through the audio tracks just fine, but it just will not display subs. So while I could watch this particular film, my preference is native language + subs. Also, not all films have an English audio track. I've exhausted numerous Google searches only to end up nowhere. And yes, I have pushed S. I've pushed S, N, & M so many times that the letters have faded. Don't know what else to tell you, so I'll post the mediainfo for my latest rip. And anything you peoples may need from me. Ideally, I would like to NOT re-rip everything because I am using antiquated machinery and going from DVD to .mkv can take up to 16 hours. :?

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Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 2
File size                                : 1.14 GiB
Duration                                 : 1h 29mn
Overall bit rate                         : 1 837 Kbps
Writing application                      : HandBrake 0.9.9
Writing library                          : libmkv 0.6.5

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : High@L3.0
Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames                : 4 frames
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                                 : 1h 29mn
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                   : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Original display aspect ratio            : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 23.976 fps
Standard                                 : NTSC
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Writing library                          : x264 core 130 r2273 b3065e6
Encoding settings                        : cabac=1 / ref=2 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=4 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / threads=1 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=1 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=24 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=20 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
Color primaries                          : BT.601 NTSC
Transfer characteristics                 : BT.709
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.601

Audio #1
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : AAC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                           : LC
Codec ID                                 : A_AAC
Duration                                 : 1h 29mn
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Language                                 : German
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No

Audio #2
ID                                       : 3
Format                                   : AAC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                           : LC
Codec ID                                 : A_AAC
Duration                                 : 1h 29mn
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

Audio #3
ID                                       : 4
Format                                   : AAC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                           : LC
Codec ID                                 : A_AAC
Duration                                 : 1h 29mn
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Language                                 : Italian
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

Audio #4
ID                                       : 5
Format                                   : AAC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                           : LC
Codec ID                                 : A_AAC
Duration                                 : 1h 29mn
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Language                                 : Spanish
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

Text
ID                                       : 6
Format                                   : VobSub
Codec ID                                 : S_VOBSUB
Codec ID/Info                            : The same subtitle format used on DVDs
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

henle
Posts: 65
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:23 pm

Re: Omxplayer won't play subtitles from MY rips.

Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:00 pm

Try XBMC. Omxplayer can only display text-based subtitles, which you can extract from image-based ones using http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SubRip.

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