Forced Subtitles Not Automatic?

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by Nicholas Hewitt, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. johnwoods41

    johnwoods41 New Member

    Ive done this and works like a charm, many thanks
  2. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    You're welcome.
  3. Nicholas Hewitt

    Nicholas Hewitt Active Member

    Is there any setting that could possibly be preventing my subtitles from showing in the playback menu? I just want it to show all subtitles available when pressing the sub menu button. So what should the settings be to accomplish that?
  4. lami

    lami New Member

    All forced subs play fine for me (Z1000Pro) but I always scan every movie and if it reports forced subs it makes a .sub file for the forced subs only then I add it with tsMuxeR.

    I also have everything movie only, and strip out any unwanted languages etc, dont know if that makes any difference.
  5. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    I doubt if it's possible. Not having tested with yesterday's firmware but on previous ones, I also couln't get conditionally authored subtitles to work properly when a mkv was authored with more than one.

    As a suggestion and like a lot of people do as a moron-proof workaround, maybe you want to author your mkv's with full subtitle tracks and separate tracks for "forced only" for each language. But without flagging them as forced. That way, and with "Forced subtitles" switched to "Off" in the Zidoo playback settings, you will always have all available subtitles in the list. Of course this means, that when you want to display "forced subs only", you'll have to manually set them.

    Not only in this light, it would be nice if Zidoo makes their players being able to read & show a subtilte track's (or actually, any track's) name that was given during authoring. For a mediaplayer this ability is nowadays considered to be natural & a no-brainer, actually. Which same would go for mp3-tags and vorbis comments.
  6. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    6.3.12 can show the subtilte track's name on MKVs
  7. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    As said, I haven't tested latest firmware yet thoroughly. Including this feature. Of course I gladly stand corrected in this case and will check things out in the near future.
    Thanks for this correction & heads-up, @mirror.

    [EDIT] I checked, and indeed it's a pleasure to experience the names of subtitletracks being displayed in the list. Well done & thank you, Zidoo.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2021
  8. blondvillain

    blondvillain New Member

    I have some MKV files with a single .SUP stream for subtitles which contain both the normal non-forced subs as well as the forced subs that are flagged "forced" within the .SUP file itself (which can be seen when opening the .SUP file in BDSup2Sub). The Zidoo Z9X doesn't seem to honor forced flags in .SUP files, are these not supported? This is a common thing to find on Blu-ray discs. None of the settings for the Z9X I've tried have gotten these types of forced subs to work. The subs display fine if the track is manually enabled, but the forced subs don't appear automatically when then track is selected.

    For comparison, Kodi fully supports these types of forced subs (tested on Nvidia Shield).

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