[Matroska-devel] Problem to read matroska subtitles with mplayer

Hagen Wierstorf kakaduh at gmx.de
Tue May 8 23:20:30 CEST 2007

>From time to time I also noticed this problem. I had to changed the
subtitle setting in mmg to something like ISO8859-1 and it worked
correct in mplayer. mplayer has also an option -subcp (see the manpage
for details), but I don't know, if it works.

I hope there will be a better solution soon.


On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 22:20 +0200, Yann Renard wrote:
> Chears people,
> I have problems reading subtitles with mplayer under linux. I have a
> matroska file which I mux to add subtitles. Subtitles seem to be encoded
> as utf8 by mmg but mplayer does not display them correctly ("à", "é",
> and so on are displayed with a single "_" character, moreover, some
> nearby letters disappear). However, using the subtitle file outside of
> the matroska file causes subtitles to display correctly.
> Do anyone of you know about this ? Could it be a matroska demuxer
> problem on the mplayer side ?
> Thank you,
> best regards
> Yann Renard
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