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    BDP5200 subtitles support with dnla (using mediatomb)?

    I bought the BDP5200 yesterday and currently I am enjoying its possibilities. I've setup mediatomb on my computer. The player is able to connect to my computer and plays most files nicely. By performing some searching on the internet I was able to get pause/fwd/rwd and search to time working as well.

    There is just one thing which I currently don't get working: subtitles over dlna. I have some movies with .srt subtitles which I have renamed to match the name of the video file. However the player does not see any subtitles (the only option in the subtitle menu is `off'). Is using subtitle files over dlna even possible? Do I need a special setting for mediatomb to get it working?

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    i read somewhere yesterday that mkv+srt can be played; just not avi+srt.
    but since only Twonky media is able to stream that mkv format... i m not sure if you can try...

    so you are using avi+srt?

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    I tried both: mkv+srt and avi+srt. Both did not work.

    From what I know, mediatomb can handle `blind' requests for srt files (asking the server for a srt file even if the file is not seen by the client), but I don't know if Philips devices are performing such a blind request. Maybe there is a way to expose the srt files in such a way they are visible to the client, but I haven't found it yet.

    If all else fails I might have a look at Twonky media.

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    Hi.

    I have mediatomb running on a Linux box and the ffwd/rew work for me, but not pause. I've been unable to find any useful hints on how to make the pause work. Can you send me some URL which sheds a light on this?

    In my case, subtitles in MKV files work, but not external .srt files. I read somewhere that they must be named exactly the same as the movie file expect for the extension.

    Best regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by whh View Post
    I bought the BDP5200 yesterday and currently I am enjoying its possibilities. I've setup mediatomb on my computer. The player is able to connect to my computer and plays most files nicely. By performing some searching on the internet I was able to get pause/fwd/rwd and search to time working as well.

    There is just one thing which I currently don't get working: subtitles over dlna. I have some movies with .srt subtitles which I have renamed to match the name of the video file. However the player does not see any subtitles (the only option in the subtitle menu is `off'). Is using subtitle files over dlna even possible? Do I need a special setting for mediatomb to get it working?

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    I've added the following lines to the /etc/mediatomb/config.xml:

    Code:
    <custom-http-headers>
          <add header="transferMode.dlna.org: Streaming"/>
          <add header="contentFeatures.dlna.org: DLNA.ORG_OP=01;DLNA.ORG_CI=0;DLNA.ORG_FLAGS=01500000000000000000000000000000"/>
    </custom-http-headers>
    And changed (initial value was "no"):
    Code:
    <protocolInfo extend="yes"/>

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    Thanks!
    I had already done the custom-http-headers but the protocolInfo did the trick!

    Regs,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snyrkill View Post
    Thanks!
    I had already done the custom-http-headers but the protocolInfo did the trick!

    Regs,
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    Glad that I could be of help. About the subtitles, streaming MKV that includes a subtitle works for you? What kind of subtitle is embedded in the MKV? Is it srt embedded in MKV? Or another subtitle format? I have an MKV with a srt subtitle embedded, but it does not seem to work for me.

    Do you use any other settings in the mediatomb config file that deviate from the standard settings?

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    Subtitles included in the MKV work fine for me. I tried some stuff yesterday using a tool called mkvmerge GUI.

    First I took a 4.4GB MKV file without subtitles and inserted an .idx subtitle file. It took about a minute to remux the file and it played perfectly on the 5200.

    Then I took an .avi (no subtitles) file and .srt file and created one MKV file. The subtitles worked perfectly.

    The tool (mkvmerge) seems to support only .srt and .idx subtitle files.

    I only made the same changes to the config.xml as you suggested, but I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS. I can send you the file if you want.

    Best regs,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snyrkill View Post
    Subtitles included in the MKV work fine for me. I tried some stuff yesterday using a tool called mkvmerge GUI.

    First I took a 4.4GB MKV file without subtitles and inserted an .idx subtitle file. It took about a minute to remux the file and it played perfectly on the 5200.

    Then I took an .avi (no subtitles) file and .srt file and created one MKV file. The subtitles worked perfectly.

    The tool (mkvmerge) seems to support only .srt and .idx subtitle files.

    I only made the same changes to the config.xml as you suggested, but I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS. I can send you the file if you want.

    Best regs,
    -S
    Thank you for your comments. I will try creating some mkv's myself using mkvmerge and experiment with those mkv files.

    For now I don't need the config file, assuming there are no important differences between the default coming with Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 11.10 (which I am using). If the subtitles keep failing, I might ask again.

    edit: creating a mkv with the srt included worked like a charm, thanks for the suggestion!
    Last edited by whh; 01-18-2012 at 07:58 PM.

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