View Full Version : Feature Req: Switch language in multi-audio video over USB/DNLA

11-04-2011, 03:54 PM
I thought I've seen this somewhere, but couldn't find the thread by title anymore.. So, sorry, if it's a duplicate, please merge and bump in that case.

I have quite a few mkv's with more than one audio track in the meantime. Unfortunately, it still seems impossible to select one.
If yes, this is a really big pretty pretty BIG PLEASE add a function to switch between several audio tracks on playing a multi-audio from USB or DNLA. If I could, I'd vote this feature 9.5 out of 10 for the New Features To Add ;-)

Btw, one interesting thing - can't really explain it - the default audio is not selected by order in the mkv multiplex. I had a movie with one english and one german track, so, to test it, I created two mkvs, each with a different one as "first" audio track. Still, always the English track was selected. I had to remove the english audio completely from the file to make the TV play the German one.


Philips - Thomas
11-18-2011, 10:06 AM
Hi matthias,

Thanks for this Input.
We will catch this up but i have to say, no promises ;)


11-18-2011, 10:24 AM
Hi Thomas,

thanks for the reply! Knowing that it's being discussed is very nice to know ;-)


12-04-2011, 10:35 AM
Hi Thomas,

I also miss this functionality on my Philips TV. I really want to avoid to install an additional streaming device.

I would also be grateful if you could take this on the requirements list.


12-07-2011, 02:36 AM
Hi matthias,

Thanks for this Input.
We will catch this up but i have to say, no promises ;)


I just bought a 40" 6606H/12 LED TV. Wishing to have the option to choose audio channel too.


12-07-2011, 06:46 PM

I would also like to have this multi-audio support!

12-09-2011, 05:33 PM
I just registerd to say this is a much needed feature! It is so annyoing to start watching a movie and realize it is the wrong audio language and you cannot switch it.

To get a program just to delete the wrong audio language is a pain and to do it for every movie. Allmost every device that plays .mkv can switch the audio language. Just make a new Field in the Options menu and you are good to go. It cannt be that hard to implement it. Ok its hard to discuss it and get the approval ;)

I really hope you enable it before the next series of tvs next year.

12-31-2011, 10:15 AM
vote +1

01-02-2012, 08:01 AM
Vote +1 too

and happy new year :o

Javier Hijas
01-03-2012, 07:47 PM
Let's add subtittle selector to the whishlist... MKV is here to stay!

01-09-2012, 02:14 PM
Vote +1 too, but on 26PDL4906H :D

01-16-2012, 12:43 PM
vote +1

01-17-2012, 07:36 AM
50EUR media players have this features... Even DLNA players on my iPad have it.
Common, I want English in mkv, but my wife doesn't speak English, she wants Russian, I'd like director's comments, different translations, etc.
+1 for this essential feature.

01-17-2012, 11:42 PM
vote +1

01-18-2012, 11:54 AM
Switching audio tracks!!! Just all mkv features, like switching subtitles, etc. vote +5

01-27-2012, 08:33 PM
Add me to the list +100 ;-)

01-27-2012, 10:34 PM
+3 ;)

02-02-2012, 09:04 PM
vote +1

02-07-2012, 10:17 AM
+1 to this feature.

Also to VobSub subtitles or different character encodings for subtitles.

02-14-2012, 03:40 PM
vote +1

02-21-2012, 10:54 AM
Any idea when this feature will be available? (We are now about 4 months further since request of this feature....)

02-26-2012, 10:57 AM
Are there any progress about this feature? It's a very important feature for a media player. I hope it'll come shortly!


03-20-2012, 01:12 PM
vote + 1. It's must have feature. Is it really hard to implement this?

03-20-2012, 03:15 PM
Vote + 1. I was very disappointed when I found out that this basic feature is not supported :(

04-12-2012, 02:10 AM
Vote +1. Must have feature especialy that there is no DTS support and many mkv movies have DTS track as first audio track.

04-23-2012, 07:14 PM
vote +10 :)

06-09-2012, 01:25 PM
1000 euro tv and I can't watch dual audio movies. New definition of fail. Thx for piece of crap 46pfl5507k.

06-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Which brand/model has better mkv features? Has this anything to do with Twonky's functionality? Would PLEX (support for LG) do a better job?

06-09-2012, 04:02 PM
As PS3 Media Server (http://www.ps3mediaserver.org) supports transcoding, it might also support remuxing with a single audio-track and by this removing all unwanted audio tracks.
This would allow you to select the audio by selecting the corresponding DLNA entry before you start playing, in the DLNA menu.
I'm not sure though if this works (have never tried ps3ms) - can you give it a try and tell us here?

06-11-2012, 04:52 PM
I just bought the 42PFL4307K and I really miss these features!
Please add audio line and subtitle!
If possible also DTS support for S/PDIF.
vote +1000000 :)

07-04-2012, 11:47 AM
That's really a bad thing with selection of audio and other basic stuff.
Not even to point the starting point of the video you can select with time (at least on my 52PFL8605D).
If the TV freeze, very nice to see the whole video again over DLNA, usb at least has forwarding but not to set start poin as mentioned.
I have a 32'' BGH low cost tv which read almost everything (a part from the well know compression error which almost every
seller had at the beginning) and has all the nice features.
In fact I don't know because Philips does not implement so basic features!!
DTS support, ok could be a price tackle but with the price of this TV no comment...
But all the rest, please, has nothing to do with prices nor with other problems.
Guys do you need a linux "developer" which compiles all the nice libraries for you?
You don't have to reinvent the wheel, did you know that?

My 2 cents about this thread ...

Karl Ranseier
07-15-2012, 02:55 AM
DVB-S(et al) use MPEG4-TS and a preferred audio language can be set and lang switching is supported during 'playback'. MKV is just a different container, preliminary MKV-container support is in place, rest can be adopted easily one to one from DVB-X. Should be trivial for an experienced dev team.

Hi matthias,

Thanks for this Input.
We will catch this up but i have to say, no promises ;)


07-16-2012, 01:02 AM
1000 euro tv and I can't watch dual audio movies. New definition of fail. Thx for piece of crap 46pfl5507k.

Same here.

Also still no support for Turkish characters on subtitles like (ğ,,ş,,,ı)
I really don't understand why is it so hard to fix those minor issues. Other brands solved this long time ago.

09-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Dear Philips representatives.

It's been almost a year and a half since the first post on the subject.

Obviously, many of us customers want to choose one of multiple possible sound channels on an mkv file.

Why is this taking so much time ? Are you planning to release a software update to support this feature ?

My 47psl4007h feels like a poor investment.

Please answer. Give us something...

10-01-2012, 09:17 AM
same problem with 24pfl3507, update firmware, please! And a free working media server for mac! I have twonky but isn't free

10-03-2012, 04:43 PM
And a free working media server for mac! I have twonky but isn't free

Twonky is free. Register your TV with Philips and you will get a SN. Search the form. There is a topic about this.

I second on the language setting. I had an LG before the 6007 who was decoding dts, could stream mkv with subtitles over dlna, but I did not like the picture. Else, compared to any Philips that was a rocket ship.

11-13-2012, 07:47 PM
More than one year, more than 4 or 5 updates and still nothing. Thats really weak philips.

12-13-2012, 08:19 AM
we need both the options to choose audio track and also to be able to choose subtitle when you actually add support for subtitles using DLNA which is VERY important!

Adding DTS support was be awesome as well but I am guessing that's to expensive :(

But at least give us subtitles under DLNA!

12-28-2012, 06:23 PM
just bought my 6007, great picture quality but at the first dlna fire up it just crashed so i made an software update. it works now put but the missing multi audio and dts support is just ridiculous. subs are working properly.
i thought it was part of the dlna codec, just like fast forward and reverse which also doesn't work

+1k for this topic

ps.: also chatted with the support, she said she forwards my beggings to the software-devs, you should also do this
i am using serviio on my nas, but it has no transcoding options for audio-tracks
i'm glad i paid 500 off list for that useless piece of network-crap

seems like i have to buy a raspberry pi and istall xbmc or open-elec for proper network streaming
god dammit even lg got that :/

01-03-2013, 01:29 PM
+1 !!!

01-05-2013, 04:43 PM
I recently bought my Philips TV set and felt really disappointed when I realized that I could not change the audio channel of mkv video files, and sometimes I got a "Not supported audio format" error message and there was no sound at all, (I assume because the default audio channel was in DTS format).
But, as I read the present topic, I must say that the most disappointing thing is that, after more than 1 year from the first post, Philips seem to have no intention to solve these issues that are absolutely necessary and implemented by other (even cheaper) devices.
It's a pitty.