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    Huge English subtitle font

    Hi

    If you have a MKV with embedded subtitle in text format or external subtitle in .SRT format, 9600 will use a "huge" English font that is so distracting to the movie itself.

    Upon checking, I find the problem happens on text format encoded in UTF-8 (aka unicode). If the text file is encoded in other code page e.g. Windows-1252, then the font size is much less distracting.

    I don't find it a major issue, but a firmware fix seems easy to do too.

    Do other people see the same huge fonts on some of your languages?

    Note Blu-rary or DVD will not have such subtitle issue as the subtitles in them are basically images only.

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    Don't think it's that huge to me...
    WRT your comments, let me try later today ...

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    i hv taken several pic for that...

    http://picturepush.com/public/6498687
    http://picturepush.com/public/6498693

    i guess it's not so big, it's ok for me. yours looks like this size?

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    Here are the screenshots

    Huge font: subtitles occupying almost the width of the screen.
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    More pleasing font size
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    Both subtitles are text, not any fancy format. With a bit more testing I found it's not related to text encoding.

    The huge font is used when playback subtitles within MKV (enconding is S-TEXT/UTF-8).

    The more pleasing size is external .SRT subtitle (encoding is also text in UTF-8).

    I wish Philips could use the more pleasing font size when play back S-TEXT/UTF-8 subtitles in MKV. Shall be an easy fix? Or better: adding a function to let people choose their preferred font size on text based subtitles. I do reckon some people prefer bigger fonts.

    cheers
    Last edited by kvic; 09-10-2011 at 11:43 AM.

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    having an option to adjust so will be better i think
    cuz i m the one opting for the larger fonts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwinnie View Post
    having an option to adjust so will be better i think
    cuz i m the one opting for the larger fonts...
    Agree. Having the option to adjust would be nice and easy to do. The fonts are already built-in. My only problem with the huge font is it less aesthetically pleasing.

    Btw, good to see u here hk'er

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