Results 1 to 4 of 4
  • Topic Tools
  • Display
  • Bookmark and Share
  1. #1
    New Member
    Points: 665, Level: 6
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 85
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered500 Experience PointsNew Achievement!

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    2
    Points
    665
    Level
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    40PFL8606K/02 => future development in subtitles?

    Dear Philips-employee,

    I am very pleased with my recent purchase of the 40PFL8606K/02, it's a remarquable tv, excellent picture quality.
    One setback however is that it suffers from the lack of decent subtitle programming when playing movies through USB.

    I know one of the recent updates (i have 000.014.095.000) included .srt support, but frankly said,
    it is simply not on par with other 2011 technology.
    The subtitles from a .srt are very centered, small, and have a black background?
    It looks aweful really, and it drags down the whole experience of watching movies with beautiful ambilight.

    One might suggest, why not simply softcode the .srt in your .avi of .mkv, it takes merely 30-90 seconds?
    Well indeed, but the usb-mediaplayer on the tv does not 'recognize' softcoded subs in the videofile.

    So my question is:

    Do you have future plans to improve .srt-subtitle quality, or make the mediaplayer recognize softcoded subs?
    It really can't be that hard, we know you have the technology for it.

    I, among others, would looks very much forward to this.

    Thanks in advance,

    Jordi
    Last edited by Jordi_Martens; 02-21-2012 at 09:43 AM.

  2. #2
    Moderator
    Points: 18,608, Level: 41
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 342
    Overall activity: 99.6%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsNew Achievement!10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Philips - Thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,816
    Points
    18,608
    Level
    41
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 40 Times in 37 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Hi Jordy

    just hardcode the Subtitle to the Video and you can have the Subtitles as you want to have them.

    Regards
    Thomas

  3. #3
    New Member
    Points: 665, Level: 6
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 85
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered500 Experience PointsNew Achievement!

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    2
    Points
    665
    Level
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Hello Thomas,

    The problem with hardcoding is that you have to actually convert the videofile to include the sub into the video,
    resulting in the loss of quality (and time consuming).

    It requires such workarounds from our side to get subs (properly) working.

    Thus, my question, do you have plans to improve .srt subtitle quality in a future update?
    Or make softcoded subs selectable in the menu when playing through USB?

    Thanks,

    Jordi

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Points: 18,608, Level: 41
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 342
    Overall activity: 99.6%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsNew Achievement!10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Philips - Thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,816
    Points
    18,608
    Level
    41
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 40 Times in 37 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Hi

    I'm sure that there are tools available which give you the ability to hardcode subtitles without having less Quality in Videos.
    However, i dont see any Plans for improving srt support.

    Regards
    Thomas

Similar Topics

  1. Any other update for whistling sat tuner in the future?
    By samil in forum TV: Installation
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-17-2012, 08:26 AM
  2. @philips and @all Future updates for 40PFL9715K/02 / JSON
    By Snecx in forum TV: Software 2010 models
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-11-2012, 12:08 PM
  3. iPhone Application Development
    By Asaka in forum Apps: MyRemote App (for Android)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-11-2012, 02:23 AM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-29-2011, 08:44 AM
  5. Your future television experience
    By maartenvc in forum TV: Innovation
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-08-2010, 07:28 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •