This is my first post and I hope you all can help me.
I am having problems with with Bulgarian Cyrillic subtitles. I can get them to play but the encoding is not working. i.e. i get some weird looking characters.
I have experienced this previously with players like VLC. When i enable Cyrillic (Windows-1251) in the subtitle options menu everything works fine.
From my reading WDTV has encoding for Cyrillic (Windows-1251).
My question is this…what am i doing wrong? The media file is of a compatible format and the subtitles are of a compatible format.
I can get a .mp4 movie with .srt subtitle to play happily in VLC. In theory WDTV live should be able to play this.
Please help. I bought this so I can watch films together with my Bulgarian wife and shes hopping mad…
If changing the sub to UTF-8 encoding with Notepad++ doesn’t work you’d need to make bitmap subs from your SRTs using AVIaddXsubs or similar.
Many thanks for your quick reply.
I will try your suggestions. I might take a bit of googling but I will give it a try. If i get anywhere I will report back.
Also,love the blog!
Here’s a link to the Software Techflaws mentioned …
i’m not a subtitle expert, i mainly have used only *srt subtitles for the few movies that have some foriegn parts (or alien parts eg Avatar, Star Wars etc)
But , i have played around with sub / idx for 3D movies (using 3D Subtitler) … but i *muxed* the sub’s into the movie (mkvmerge)
Unsure, if sub / idx can be used *externally* ie. without muxing
Anyways, don’t get too stressed (i know your wife is upset) … but the solution is not far away, it just will take a little time to get familiar with what needs to be done.
Give me a little time and i will report back.
Have a great weekend!