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Starlionblue

No matter what I do, I can't seem to get subtitles working with LAV splitter. I used to use Haali so this is all a bit new to me, but at this point I think I've digested half a dozen tutorials without it helping much.

 

I have uninstalled all codecs on my system, rebooted and reinstalled LAV.

 

I have set preferred language to "eng" and subtitles to "advanced" and *:eng" (also tried "normal"). If I press * during playback in MBT it even shows me there are two streams (subtitles or non) and allows me to select either. No subtitles in MBC either.

 

I know LAV splitter is doing something because when playback starts the system tray icon appears.

 

 

If I run the file in VLC I do get subtitles, so I know that works...

 

 

Any help appreciated.

 

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Koleckai Silvestri

Try installing xy-VSFilter - that's what I did and I have both internal and external subs working.

I have this installed and it runs during playback in MBT and I get subtitles. I can't figure out how to turn on subtitles in media Browser Classic. Until I can figure out why MBT won't let me log in on my PC, I have to use Classic and it is a poor experience without subtitles. I need to turn the sound up so loud that it interrupts others in the house.

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I have this installed and it runs during playback in MBT and I get subtitles. I can't figure out how to turn on subtitles in media Browser Classic. Until I can figure out why MBT won't let me log in on my PC, I have to use Classic and it is a poor experience without subtitles. I need to turn the sound up so loud that it interrupts others in the house.

 

MB Classic uses Windows Media Center, which is 64-bit. You need to install the 64-bit version of xy-VSFilter. I just tried it and it works just like the 32-bit xy-VSFilter fixes subtitles for MBT (which is 32-bit).

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Starlionblue

This link explains all you need :-)

 

Thanks! That's perfect.

 

The one thing I'll add to that guide is that you need to install both 32 and 64-bit versions of xy-VSFilter, since you need 32-bit for MBT and 64-bit with MBC.

 

Feature request then would be to have MBT and MBC fix all that stuff on installation.

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Starlionblue

Still having issues actually, and the behavior is identical in MBT and MBC.

 

Internal subs work if I set LAV Splitter to "Default" and install xy-VSFilter for both 32 and 64-bit.

 

External subs (.srt files) do not.

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Starlionblue

lav can't do external subs but VA filter should be able to. 

 

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Thx. I know it doesn't do externals. That's why I'm loading xy-VSFilter. Do you have a link for VA filter? Because it seems clear to me now that xy-VSFilter is not starting. The green arrow never shows up.

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Starlionblue

The plot thickens.

 

I tried another movie with external subtitles, and that worked. So I tried some formats.

  • MKV works with external subs.
  • MPEG-4 video stream in an AVI works with one file but not with another. I tried the one that didn't work in VLC and the subs are picked up.

 

Maybe it's just that file... Hmpf... MediaInfo data below.

 

General
Complete name                            : S:\Movies\Feature Films\Space Battleship Yamato\Space Battleship Yamato.avi
Format                                   : AVI
Format/Info                              : Audio Video Interleave
Format profile                           : OpenDML
File size                                : 2.19 GiB
Duration                                 : 2h 18mn
Overall bit rate                         : 2 260 Kbps
Writing application                      : VirtualDubMod 1.5.10.2 (build 2540/release)
Writing library                          : VirtualDubMod build 2540/release
 
Video
ID                                       : 0
Format                                   : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                           : Advanced Simple@L5
Format settings, BVOP                    : 2
Format settings, QPel                    : No
Format settings, GMC                     : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix                  : Default (H.263)
Codec ID                                 : DX50
Codec ID/Hint                            : DivX 5
Duration                                 : 2h 18mn
Bit rate                                 : 1 992 Kbps
Width                                    : 1 280 pixels
Height                                   : 536 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 2.40:1
Frame rate                               : 23.976 fps
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.121
Stream size                              : 1.93 GiB (88%)
Writing library                          : XviD 1.2.0.dev47 (UTC 2006-11-01)
 
Audio
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : AC-3
Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                           : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness              : Big
Codec ID                                 : 2000
Duration                                 : 2h 18mn
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 256 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 254 MiB (11%)
Alignment                                : Split accross interleaves
Interleave, duration                     : 42 ms (1.00 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration             : 500 ms
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Deihmos
Starlionblue, on 27 Mar 2014 - 11:22 PM, said:

Thx. I know it doesn't do externals. That's why I'm loading xy-VSFilter. Do you have a link for VA filter? Because it seems clear to me now that xy-VSFilter is not starting. The green arrow never shows up.

Sorry that was auto correct. I don't use lav and xy in MBC. I just tried MBT and did not get external subs to work at all. Turns out it does not support it so I don't see the point of installing xy,

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Starlionblue

All working now except the one that doesn't.

 

I did run into an interesting one. I have The Hunt for Red October with subs only for Russian parts. In Windows Media Player (which is 32-bit), it works fine. In MB Classic (which is 64-bit), it works fine. In MB Theater I get English subtitles for English parts, but no subs for the Russian bits! It's like the whole thing is reversed.

 

I give up.  :lol:

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AdrianW

For your misbehaving avi file - try muxing it into an mkv container, I'm pretty confident that will work.

 

  • Get mkvtoolnix
  • Open mkvmerge
  • Drag in your avi
  • Click "Start muxing"
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For your misbehaving avi file - try muxing it into an mkv container, I'm pretty confident that will work.

 

  • Get mkvtoolnix
  • Open mkvmerge
  • Drag in your avi
  • Click "Start muxing"

 

 

Thanks for that. It has now "muxed" away and "everything was fine" as per mkvtoolnix, but xy-VSFilter still doesn't fire up with the new file. VLC shows the subs for the new file.

 

No big deal. I don't really like that movie. But this is bugging me...  :huh:

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