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RayBe

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mkv selecting subtitles and audio tracks
« on: September 21, 2010, 12:03:01 pm »
when playing dvd's (ripped with LMCE) you can select audio and subtitles using the orbiters UI1 "DVD-options" button.
this button doesn't appear when playing mkv-files (same dvd, fully ripped to mkv using makemkv).

so currently there is no way to select audio tracks and subtitles when playing mkv-files.

is there a way to get the "DVD-options" button when playing mkv-files?
should/can i open a new ticket for this?

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Raymond


P.S.
the great thing about makemkv is that u can rip a tv-show-dvd to the separate episodes in 1 go.
for example if there are 4 episodes on the dvd,
it will rip them with no compression and all the subtitles and audio tracks, leaving you 4 episode-files.
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Re: mkv selecting subtitles and audio tracks
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 01:08:01 pm »
If you want this to happen, you should do the following:
* open a trac ticket type feature_request
* look into the code and start coding
* apply your code to the ticket
* grab someone in #linuxmce-devel to give it a test drive
*...
* profit


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Re: mkv selecting subtitles and audio tracks
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 03:37:23 pm »
If you want this to happen, you should do the following:
* open a trac ticket type feature_request
* look into the code and start coding
* apply your code to the ticket
* grab someone in #linuxmce-devel to give it a test drive
*...
* profit

hi Posde,
i am fairly new to all of this (LinuxMCE, opensource community, the trac-system, using this forum intensly, linux) but very much willing to learn.

sadly i do not know how to code, but i want to help in anyway i can.
sorry if did or asked anything wrong, my intentions are good and i certainly do not want to offend somebody in any way.

me asking this feature here is my way of helping, as the handling/managing of tv-shows with this button would be improved,
one could easily use mkv to extract the episodes to single files and select the correct audio and subtitles in the orbiter.

if i have these kind of ideas would it be ok if i posted them in the feature request section?
so someone with code-skill, time and will to do it, can do it? does it work that way?
thanks,

br,
Raymond
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Re: mkv selecting subtitles and audio tracks
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 04:41:34 pm »
RayBe,

no harm done.

The thing with open source is, people generally do stuff, because they need it. Not because, someone else needs something.

And regarding: "I do not know how to code" <-- That's something one can learn. Takes a while. But does work. :)

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Re: mkv selecting subtitles and audio tracks
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 09:32:51 pm »
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no harm done.

ok i am glad  :)

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"I do not know how to code" <-- That's something one can learn

ok point taken  ;) i am a compleet noob at this, what is the best way to start?
do you have any pointers for me?

is there a place in the forums where i can post some of my ideas?
just for reference, discussion and maybe ideas to others?

thanks,
br,
Raymond
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Re: mkv selecting subtitles and audio tracks
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 12:44:41 am »
RayBe,

this posting idea thingie is two edged sword. On one hand it is a good idea, on the other hand it is a nuisance of a couple of the devs who take it not like a discussion of what is nice to have, and how the person having the idea is going to implement it, but more a: I have this great idea, go and implement it!

If you have an idea, go and start to implement it. Do baby steps, read the programmers guide on the wiki, read the source code. Setup a build environment. All those things are not easy things to do, they take lots of energy, persistence and time. If you are willing to invest those, and you come up to a stumbling block, ask a question, detailing what you have done. People will help you. Mind you, this point won't come in a week or two. But if you stick with it, you will have something to be proud of in 3-4 month time.

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Re: mkv selecting subtitles and audio tracks
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 01:31:23 am »
Posde,

thanks for all your help and clarification.
i will dig into it when the time comes (hopefully in the near future)
for now i first focus on getting my total setup up and running  :)
will keep you all posted.

br,
Raymond
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