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Old 04-09-2008, 12:02 AM   #1
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Subtitle problem in Xine

I've got a problem with loading subtitles when playing films with Xine. When I chose from the menu "open/subtitles" it shows files but after selecting one nothing happens. Well to be exact the film restarts but still no subs. I have no idea if it is a problem with the format of the sub file or with Xine. I use Slackware 12, xine-ui 0.99.5 and xine-lib 1.1.7. Any help will be much appreciated (can't understand chinese nor japanese but love asian films).
Thanks very much.
Old 04-09-2008, 09:20 AM   #2
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Not a delicate solution. Open the video with

Old 04-10-2008, 12:10 AM   #3
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Nope, sorry, this solution doesn't work. There are no errors in the console but in Xine logs I found:
xine: couldn't find demux for >
or xine: couldn't find demux for > file.txt
I'm not really sure if this means what I think so if anyone could ensure me that would be great.
I already patched xine-lib to version from the slackware site and have the Mplayer essential codecs pack in a dir where Xine can find it.
Is there anything else I should do to see the subs or what.
Thank you.
Old 07-05-2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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Hm the double colon (::) thing didn't work but I use gxine.

This worked though:
gxine file.avi
If memory serves, I have been able to drag subtitle files directly into a playing video but I figure they were of a different format or something.
Old 06-04-2010, 06:29 PM   #5
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another syntax to specify srt file

This syntax worked for me:

I'm running xine version 0.99.6 under UBUNTU 9.10 on an AMD64 processor.

I ran across this syntax specification at the home page for the Totem player (I would post the URL, but the forum won't let me since this is my first post). I tried the same syntax for xine and it worked.

The double-colon delimiter ludist recommended worked for me too. The space-delimited version that 1veedo used did not work for me, but I'm using xine, and don't have gxine installed.

Last edited by s1im; 06-04-2010 at 06:33 PM. Reason: wrap code line with code tags


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