we started srt implementation and found it is a mess - no standard there at all.
We implemented srt support for Philips Streamium and for some D-Link clients (they use both different ways to resolve these).
Looks like you are saying the Syabas guys have a third idea how to use them ?
In any case we can not include the subtitles into the stream as this would imply re-coding the stream on the fly.
If you want to help with srt support try to find out which (UPnP) players are using it in which way - and identify the most common one here
hijack wrote:DVD subtitles is a whole different issue as many players parse them on their own different way. There are programs allowing this on Syabas middleware (firmware) like Snazio, NeoDigits, Trans-gear, Netgear DSM using a software developed by the MPC Club Scene called Wizd (Developed by JiB)!
For KiSS players, the option is developed by MPC Club Scene called Kissdx (developed by VIT)
Mainly media files support is targeted for DivX/Xvid (srt and SUB support)
To be able playing sub/idx (dvd subtitles) the issue is that it is in combination with VOB files. That would need capabilities of IFO parsing and if even SRT and SUB seem to be so hard for Twonky to implement, then SUB/IDX will be even harder...
I hope it will be supported very soon. It's the only way the Twonky software will ever be considered a decent media player. The issues comes from the fact Twonky was originated in germany that does not need subs really as everything is dubbed. Once started international sales the demand became higher and higher...
Well, i removed Twonky now, got fed up waiting and started using
EzLinkNG in combination with the native uPnPav browser in the infrant
which does a better job at playing movies with subtitles. Further more,
most players released now incorporate SMB and DVD ISO and IFO
capabilities. Perfect match with no need for incomplete software to run
anymore that can only deliver parts of the things we need...
It could have been so much more then an "option" only.
im using the twonky on my qnap, but im sd to see that it lacks .srt or .sub capabilities.
this forces me to use alternative software when i need subtitles. the subs are needed TO IMPROVE WAF.
at the moment i watch movies using twonky and wizdxp when the wife is watching along.
its sad that it is not possible to eliminate this extra software.
i think that wizd is open source, so why not have a look at it and maybe contact the developer.