Since the 18th June 2010 mkvmerge has added support for reading PGS subtitles from PGS/SUP files.
Can someone from WD advise if there are plans to support PGS (.SUP) subtitles in MKV files ?
MKV is a popular container, and I like using it with my WDTV Live because you can have chapters.
It would be much simpler when converting Bluray source material to MKV to just use the PGS .SUP subtitle file, instead of extracting and converting to .sub and .idx.
Also there is some excellent software being developed (such as BD Rebuilder) that will shrink a Bluray considerably but still maintain high quality (thanks to X264). The functionality now exists to output this shrunk Bluray directly to MKV, however without subtitles as yet. If WDTV Live supported PGS (.SUP) subtitles in MKV files this functionality could easily be added to the product, which would then make the WDTV and hard disk storage an attractive proposition to many people currently using optical media to backup their content.