Subtitles on Twonky 6.0.38 not working

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Jagermeister
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Subtitles on Twonky 6.0.38 not working

Post by Jagermeister » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:54 am

Hi,

I have a WD My Book Live 2Tb streaming Twonky to an Xbox 360.

Yesterday I upgraded the default TwonkyServer installation in the drive (5.something) to 6.0.38 hoping to be able to get subtitles, but they don't work. I have tried with different video formats (althought most of them, .avi), and the subtitles are .srt with the same name as the video.

My questions are:
- Subtitles are supported on Twonky 6.0.38, right? (just to be sure)
- Do they need to be enabled somehow?
- Has anyone tried them with this configuration? or at least in an Xbox?
- I have just seen the release of version 6.0.39, will the upgrade help with this issue?

Thanks!

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Re: Subtitles on Twonky 6.0.38 not working

Post by parnott » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:59 pm

I think your problem is that the Xbox360 does not support streaming external subtitles via DLNA. Actually very few media players do.

You could try re-muxing the subtitles into the video file and see if the Xbox360 will recognize the subtitles that way.

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Re: Subtitles on Twonky 6.0.38 not working

Post by Jagermeister » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:04 am

Hi,

Thanks for your answer. Yes, I suspected the problem was the Xbox. And it doesn't list MKV files as video files, so I can't try those with subtitles.

Just one more thing, to be clear, Twonky 6.0.3X streams external subtitles, right? Do you know which media players are able to show them?

Cheers

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Re: Subtitles on Twonky 6.0.38 not working

Post by Twonky_Rick » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:20 am

I thought this only worked with some Samsung TVs, but I could be wrong.

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