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RayBe

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subtitles and audio settings .mkv
« on: August 26, 2010, 06:29:56 pm »
hi all,

finally got my core up and running!
now the configuring starts...... and there is lots of work..... :), but no problem i'm very glad i got this far and very very happy with lmce.
i have about 50 movies in .mkv, when i use them in xbmc, i can select audio tracks and subtitles.
how do i do this in LMCE?

thanks up front,
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Raymond
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Re: subtitles and audio settings .mkv
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 02:27:42 am »
From what I understand its not possible yet:

I´m looking at xine now to see what can be done about this.
xineliboutput (vdr-sxfe) is what breaks if you use xine with mkv patches.
I´m not sure why as I have not found anything in vdr-sxfe that should depend upon mkv stuff in libxine.
Still it does break.

Thanks, niz23! Also it'd be nice to have possibility switch audio track in AVI or MKV played by Xine. mplayer has a short key for that. So, using keyboard it's possible change the audio track. But with xine only MessageSend can be used to do that.

But that brings up a question from me (I don't mean to hijack this thread, but...) 

Subtitles (in .srt format in the same directory as the video file and with the same name as the video) seem to make the movie studder any time someone talks (or anytime the subtitle ought to be displayed).  This seems to happen only on my md that has vdpau.  I don't know if this is happening to anyone else, but I have another md that doesn't use vdpau and its seems to work fine (old machine that doesn't play hd very well, but it doesn't studder like the other one).

Anyone else expierencing this?

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Re: subtitles and audio settings .mkv
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 10:52:39 am »
I also would like to see that feature in the LinuxMCE. Currently it's possible to change audio track if movie is played by Xine using that command in terminal on your core or MD:
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/usr/pluto/bin/MessageSend localhost 0 23 1 140 5 "<track number>" 41 ""i.e for the track number 1 in should be that command:
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/usr/pluto/bin/MessageSend localhost 0 23 1 140 5 "1" 41 ""Note that using this command you can change audio track in AVI file as well.
For the mplayer it's possible to use keyboard shortcut # to switch between available audio tracks and b and j to change subtitles. Xine also has shortcuts but they don't work in LinuxMCE - + and - for switching between audio tracks, . (dot) and , (comma) - to change subtitles.
Michael Stepanov,
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Re: subtitles and audio settings .mkv
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 01:38:22 am »
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I also would like to see that feature in the LinuxMCE

do you know if there is some developmend in progress to get those features in LMCE?
the thing i like about .mkv is that u can extract just the main move with all of the subtitles, chapters and audiotracks in tact.
saves diskspace and when you press play the movie starts directly.

br,
Raymond
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