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Jon Scaife

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I have quite a lot of 'foreign' films in my movie collection.  Whilst I only speak English, I enjoy these with English subtitles enabled, which works really well.  However, sometimes I just want an "easy watching" experience and wish to avoid picking a film which isn't in English.  Currently I haven't found any easy way to do this.  The ideal thing to have would be an icon with the mediainfo icons, OR an overlay on the poster (like the HD overlay) which reflects the language that the film is in.  A little flag would work well I think.

 

The relevant information already seems to be present in my movie.xml files.  For example, for the film "Yojimbo" I have the following sections....

 

  <Countries>
    <Country>Japan</Country>
  </Countries>
 
  <LanguageCode>ja</LanguageCode>
 
  <Country>JP</Country>
 
  <MediaInfo>
    <Audio>
      <Language>ja</Language>
    </Audio>
  </MediaInfo>
 

 

Forgive me if this has come up before but I've had a fairly thorough search and found nothing

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CoverArt may be able to help you with this - albeit in a roundabout way.

 

Assuming, your English movies don't also have English subtitles, CA can put an indicator of the subtitle language on the cover for you.

 

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Cheers, that does look like a way of doing it.  It would mean rebuilding all my thumbnails though which I'd prefer not to do as I use an external metadata manager so don't use CoverArt at the moment.  Also - I just tried it, it doesn't seem to work for me!  The video, aspect, and resolution overlays work, as does the "specials" overlay, but the audio codec and subtitle overlays don't do anything on the example batman cover.  I don't know why.

 

To get this supported the way I originally described - is it something that would need to be implemented in the emby clients, or in themes?  I primarily use subdued with Emby for WMC

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This isn't quite what you want......but https://github.com/Meta-Man/Meta-Man.Tools/blob/master/MM_Create_Media_List.py is a python script that will look through your media searching for audio tracks in specific languages via ffprobe (so, ffprobe must be in your path).  I wrote this for another forum member to find German movies in his collection.

 

Line 113 is the path to change for your media

Line 114 is the language(s) to check for

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Abobader

Good day,

 

For the custom subtitle info matters with coverart setting, make sure that the folder "Custom-Overlays" have the image file named:

 

subt_eng.png

 

The folder above either you have it at the default path within the CA settings:

 

"AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\plugins\CoverArt\Custom-Overlays"

 

Or you can define the path you want and move that folder to any place you want, but make sure that emby server have access to it, share it if it placed on lan or something.

 

My best

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Thank you for the suggestions.

 

I have got subtitle overlays working successfully, but as I have the forced English subtitles for lots of films, I get an "eng" overlay on over half my movie collection, which makes this approach a failure for my purposes

 

I assume there are currently no other ways to achieve this?

 

Cheers

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Abobader

Good day,

 

Yes, this issue rise if the internal subtitle not the first truck, if i understand you correctly.

 

I been requesting that with Ebr for some times now, I am sure he will come with a solution for this or something can fit, I can not be sure about this when and how, but sure @@ebr can have a suggestion to solve this temp if possible.

 

My best

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