Regarding Subtitles and the problem I have been experiencing—an interesting undocumented discovery
Frustratingly, folks state they have no problem doing this or that while others continue to have enormous diffictulty with the same capability.
In several replies to the subtitle issues, one is ripping to MKV and has no problems–that is not the same thing that was reported by me an possibly others.
When a DVD is ripped to the native format and file structure in which it was authored, (all files appearing in the Video_TS folder)–there are NO subtitle files of any sort–if subtitles are part of the authored stream, they are there or they are not–there are no special files that one can see that contain the substitles. Rip that same DVD with MKV,(I don’t use it but I may look into it) you may get something else entirely. I never describe using either MKV or Handbreak. As to lossless compression claimed by handbrake–interesting but so far such a technique doesn’t exist–if it compresses- there is always some loss whether disernable or not it’s there.
Secondly, I never described using the WD LIve as a share–but as a media player using streaming–that could also produced widely differening results.
Please do not take this incorrectly–input is quite valued an important from everyone–but when providing same–it is important to consider the configuration the WD live is being used.
To fix my subtitle issue, when streaming a ripped DVD in its native content inside the Video_TS folder, I copied the Video_TS folder to an 8Gb thumb drive and inserted it into the WD LIve–subtitiles were then seen normally–as reported by others. This tip was provided by aljiminez and many thanks to him for this.
Streaming the same content to the WD Live has NEVER resulted in any subtitiles being displayed and I doubt ever would but this has been my perferred setup. No wonder why still other users report that they are haiving no subtitle issues likely due to differnt confgurations. How many are aware of this, other than aljiminize is unknown but it goes to show that the differences in use of the WD Live dramatically affect the fact that some features work for some and ont for others.
WD support would do well to take note of these widely varying and supported setup configurations which produce correspondingly different issues.