How to switch on subtitles?

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igirl
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How to switch on subtitles?

Post by igirl » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:13 pm

Using Version 1.2.2 for OSX I'm trying to get subtitles to be available in an output of M4V.

I keep checking forced, burned in, default in different combinations but never get the option of subtitles to appear on playback of the M4V file.
Quicktime Player and Apple TV 4 show nothing under language or subtitle.

It's a foreign language film and the subtitles are in English.



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Re: How to switch on subtitles?

Post by Rodeo » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:32 pm

Neither QuickTime nor the AppleTV are capable of displaying DVD-format (VOBSUB) subtitles.

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Re: How to switch on subtitles?

Post by Rodeo » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:33 pm

You could use third-party media players on the AppleTV (e.g. Plex, or VLC Media Player), however.

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Re: How to switch on subtitles?

Post by Woodstock » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:56 am

Selecting "forced only" will often result in no subtitles included in the file, because it requires that the subtitles themselves be tagged with the "forced" attribute.

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Re: How to switch on subtitles?

Post by igirl » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:28 pm

Thanks so much - we'll try VLC for Apple TV - and avoid Forced Only....

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