[nSLUG] MPlayer subtitle problem

Herb Theriault herbt at theria.ca
Tue Apr 23 17:27:29 ADT 2013

Does the same thing happen in vlc or xbmc? I have had luck switching apps in the past, with problem files.

mspencer at tallships.ca wrote:

>Picked up a DVD of Henry V (MGM, 1989), no English subtitles on disk
>but I downloaded a .srt subtitle file to use with it. [1] It's the
>simple format with entries like:
>    733
>    00:57:52,596 --> 00:57:55,963
>    and quickly bring us word
>    of England's fall.
>    734
>    00:59:18,890 --> 00:59:20,482
>    Come. Come in.
>The subtitles work with MPlayer, are synched correctly with the sound
>track.  But they just stop between the two records in the above
>example.  After a minute or so, they start again but they go back to
>record #1 from the beginning of the prologue.
>Google has turned up a very little about a somewhat similar problem
>from 2008 but I've downloaded and compiled the most recent version
>of MPlayer (1.1).
>The subtitle file contains no non-ASCII characters.  I tried replacing
>the 0D0A linebreaks with just 0A, still fails at the same point. I
>can't spot any typos or logical errors near the point of failure such
>as "stop before start" or leaps ahead in time.
>Before I go off to to dabble in the MPlayer mailing list (where I was
>treated rudely the last time I asked a question), does anyone have a
>clue, pointer, hack or magic incantation to help me here?
>- Mike
>[1] Hard of hearing, y'know?  Speech discrimination loss. DVDs are a
>    big win for me becuase I can always have English subtitles.  Well,
>    *almost* always.
>Michael Spencer                  Nova Scotia, Canada       .~. 
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