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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

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arislgr
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Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

With my media player, I can bring up .srt (subtitle files) to watch them along with .avi movies. Can I do this with N8?   

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Mobile Visionary
krisq
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

Nope. N8 doesn't support subtitles at all. We need to wait for 3rd party solution. Pretty sure it's just a matter of time.
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arislgr
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

I see, we need to wait till VLC or another video player comes out for our Symbian 3  N8. They should also provide zoom capability, because many movies need adjustmenting the screen on the TV.

THANKS!

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Sage
joppek
Posts: 90

Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

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in the meantime you could add hardcoded subs to your videos if you really need to - a quick google gave me this: http://www.calcitapp.com/AVIAddXSubs.php

 

oh and you never know if nokia themselves will update the video player with pr2 - might not need to wait for a 3rd party app

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Professor
romperompe
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

Smartmovie player for symbian supports subtitles.
Its available for s60v5 and s60v3.
Not sure about s^3.
You can check at http://lonelycatgames.com
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krisq
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

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joppek wrote:

in the meantime you could add hardcoded subs to your videos if you really need to - a quick google gave me this: http://www.calcitapp.com/AVIAddXSubs.php

 

oh and you never know if nokia themselves will update the video player with pr2 - might not need to wait for a 3rd party app


AviAddXsubs is not for hardcoding subtitles. It's remuxing .avi to .divx container with subtitle stream. It's fully playable on devices with DivX Certification (PS3, DVD players). N8 will play .divx but won't show subtitles.

If you want to burn subtitles, you need to re-encode the file which missess the purpose IMO.

SmartMovie plays subtitles from external file but I don't think it's been updated for S^3 yet.

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joppek
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

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my mistake

 

anyway, how is re-encoding with hardcoded subs missing the purpose? isn't the purpose in this case "to play video with subtitles"... that's exactly what doing that would accomplish

sure it's slow and cumbersome, but it seems to be the only way as of now to do this

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krisq
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

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I meant 'it missess the purpose when the phone plays almost all formats out-of-the-box without re-encoding' :smileyhappy:. But yes, reason may justify the means in this case.

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arislgr
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

Thanks for the info guys, even though I dont understand all the tech details you  mentioned.

I don’t think I could learn or have the patience for  ‘hardcoding’ subtitles into movies, I just put the .avi and the .srt files in the same folder and most movie/media players will play the movie with  the subtitles.  

Till  the N8 does this, I went  to  the SmartMovie site (thanks  romperompe!) and the software is listed compatible for Symbian 3 and the N8 in particular. Here it is http://lonelycatgames.com/?app=smartmovie&page=download&platform=symbian

I installed it on my N8 without a problem, (it seems to be on a trial basis)  and it plays my .avi files, even though  the version dates back from  2009. More so it does have a configuration to load  subtitles  and it lists a few coding types, Western, Cyrilic, Central European, even Greek!

That’s the good news, the bad news is I cant make it display the  .srt  files on the screen .........pity, that was close enough, maybe I’m doing something wrong, so  I plan to email their support about this.

So the bottom line is that yes, as you guys mention, soon another loadable player should  resolve the subtitles issue, or maybe Nokia will do this first!! Lets hope so, for me the N8 is the very best Nokia ever!!!!

 

 

 

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Mobile Visionary
krisq
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

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Try MicroDVD (.sub or .txt) format for subtitles. It's the most popular AFAIK.

Maybe SmartMovie doesn't support SubRip (.srt)?

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Professor
romperompe
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

I think smartmovie only supports .txt subtitles!!
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Counsellor
arislgr
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

I found help for SmartMovie,  but it can only play .sub subtitles. It comes with a Converter software that can  'hardcode'(?) .srt  files, but the video quality that came out was really bad.

There are .sub to .srt converters but that means more hassle ....

I guess we wait till Nokia or a 3d party resolves the issue with .srt  files, they are by far the easiest to find. 

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Professor
flagpole
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

 


arislgr wrote:

I see, we need to wait till VLC or another video player comes out for our Symbian 3  N8. They should also provide zoom capability, because many movies need adjustmenting the screen on the TV.

THANKS!


the standard player provides the standard zoom functions, strech to width, etc.

 

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Counsellor
arislgr
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?


flagpole wrote:

 


arislgr wrote:

I see, we need to wait till VLC or another video player comes out for our Symbian 3  N8. They should also provide zoom capability, because many movies need adjustmenting the screen on the TV.

THANKS!


the standard player provides the standard zoom functions, strech to width, etc.

 


Thanks falgpole ! Got it now, somehow this option was not visible on some clips, but now I see it on my movies.

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d7e7r7
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

So we have to wait and see if they implement this in a firmware update or wait until a 3rd party group makes an app that does this?

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Professor
flagpole
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

 


arislgr wrote:


Thanks falgpole ! Got it now, somehow this option was not visible on some clips, but now I see it on my movies.


no problem it is kinda hard to see. and then work out what it does.

 

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flagpole
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

 


d7e7r7 wrote:

So we have to wait and see if they implement this in a firmware update or wait until a 3rd party group makes an app that does this?


Most companies realise that this is an accessibility issue and that they can get themselves in to all sorts of problems regarding discrimination if they don't sort it out.

 

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Counsellor
rolfsnolf
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

so basicly this one isnt really solved

 

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Professor
flagpole
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

it is not solved. a workaround is to render the subs into the video file using something like mediacoder
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joppek
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Re: Can N8 play .srt (subtitle) files?

it's solved in the sense that the question has been answered - the answer is there's no solution to the problem :smileyhappy:

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