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Handbrake files & subtitles


New Member
I can use Handbrake to convert files downloaded via get-iplayer to .m4v files, including the .srt subtitle files, and the result is playable, with subtitles, using vlc. But when I transfer the same files to my Humax HDR Fox T2, the subtitles don't work. They either won't appear, or they appear as the complete script, including all the <font> and <colour> instructions, which makes them useless.
Am I doing something wrong? Or is it just not going to work, and I need to use some other software? I use Linux, Ubuntu 16.04.


New Member
Thanks, I'll take a look and see what encoding the .srt files are.
I have downloaded a file specifically to play with. I have confirmed that the .srt file I have on the Humax and the .ts file have the same title, and the .srt file is ASCII encoded. But when I play the file on the Humax, the subtitles are still in the script form, e.g.: <font colour>, <ffff>,, <font>

So the Humax is seeing the .srt file, but not processing it correctly.

Any ideas as to what the problem is would be much appreciated.

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
If somebody has an example .srt that plays properly, please post it up for us to have a look at.


Number 28
I've very rarely used subtitles in this way. The .srt files that have worked have been plain text - and look like:
00:00:01,000 --> 00:00:04,000
Downloaded From www.MySubtitles.com

00:00:28,000 --> 00:00:32,000
Gerard Depardieu

00:00:33,200 --> 00:00:37,000
Jean Reno

00:00:38,000 --> 00:00:42,000
Shut Up

00:01:53,000 --> 00:01:57,000
Director: Francis Veber

00:02:12,000 --> 00:02:14,000
Hands up! Robbery!

00:02:14,000 --> 00:02:18,000
Give me the money, hurry up!

00:02:19,120 --> 00:02:20,160
What's that?

00:02:20,280 --> 00:02:21,160
It's Yen, Sir

00:02:21,200 --> 00:02:23,120
I don't want Chinese money
This works for me on a film downloaded in .avi format.

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
...so basically it looks like the HDR-FOX doesn’t parse formatting and just sticks the text up as-is.


New Member
...so basically it looks like the HDR-FOX doesn’t parse formatting and just sticks the text up as-is.
Well, I got it to work. I saved the .srt file with UTC-7 encoding, and then playing the file produces perfect subtitles.

Many thanks for the help.


New Member
You realise that you can edit your own posts to correct typos like that don't you?
I hadn't even thought about it. I'm used to Usenet, where, once it's out there, it's out there, and you can't do anything to it, not even delete it.
Thanks for the info.