I am relatively new on this forum, but has found great help so far.
I dont own a blu-ray / DVD player so I rip DVDs and blu-rays and play them via USB-HDD (more convenient anyway).
I used to have an older Samsung LED TV which could play all mkv's with both subtitles and DTS sound, but my "new" from the NU series (UE50NU7475) can neither play DTS sound nor show subtitles. I fixed the sound thing - annoying but now fixed. My problem is now the subtitles.
I dont mind making new mkv's since I still have all my DVDs / blu-rays, but I dont wanna rip more before I find a good and easy solution.
I do it like this: 1) rip using makemkv 2) convert DTS to AC3 using mkv2ac3 (this particular one is PGS)
Now, everything looks and sounds stunning (also 4K works), but no subtitles (I can see and play them in VLC-player but I cannot play them on my TV).
I found an old mkv file which still plays - however I cannot remember how I did that. I analysed using uniconverter which says: video encode: H264 and subtitles1: English-eng text.
So my questions are:
1) How do I see in-which format the subs are put into the mkv which works - so that I can try to do it the same way?
2) How do I put in the subs during the ripping or after so that they work on my Samsung TV? I could try to extract them and have them separately - but I hear people have trouble with that too and since I know it can work with the subs in the mkv - why not go after that?
I greatly appreciate any help I can get. Thank you.
Best regards Søren
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Last edited by WannabeZobbe; 15th Mar 2020 at 08:58. Reason: detailed that the sub is PGS
Yeah, thanks. Its not easy to find the actual models requirements - they are not in the manual.
.srt and ass. are pretty widespread, so thats a good guess and using SE one can convert PGS to srt as videobruger says. However as PGS is a image and srt are text, they dont convert 1:1 - there are many mistakes / typoes in the resulting sub.
HOWEVER - both replys gets me closer to a general solution - other than buying a new TV from a maker who cares about their users. Samsung is just so damn cheap for the quality.
Thank you guys.
they are not in the manual
[Attachment 52360 - Click to enlarge].
Looks like idx/vobsub is supported as internal subtitles in a MKV file.
there are many mistakes