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Subtitles not appearing on certain MKV files

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:27 pm
by webodan

So I've got these mkv files that will not display subtitles, so I can't watch.

I don't think it's the video file itself because in kodi for the pc and using MPlayer within XBMC4Xbox they appear, just not when using DVDPlayer (which ends up meaning it's unwatchable on the xbox because MPlayer runs at like, 1 fps).

Subtitules using DVDPlayer do appear using other files but not this particular show I'm attempting to watch.

I'm using XBMC4XBOX 3.5.3-r33027, hope someone can help me.

Re: Subtitles not appearing on certain MKV files

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:19 pm
by webodan
Great! got it working.

Just in case anyone has the same issue: turns out that XBMC4XBOX does not support the SubStationAlpha subtitle format, so it won't display those kinds of subtitles. I had to extract those from each episode of this show, convert them into SubRip SRT, then multiplex new MKV files using MKVToolNix GUI with those subtitles added. Then it worked.

Would be nice if support could be added for this, but at least it can be worked around.