[Matroska-users] Two things I thought of, using matroska!
heckmann at fbihome.de
Mon Feb 6 12:13:11 CET 2006
thanks for your feedback so far. All this solutions will surely work,
but it won't be the best idea, right? I could add a empty subtitle
stream, but this not a beautiful solution. Disabling Subtitles by
default is also not suitable. I think the most user friendly way would
be the following: A flag for each stream type if it should be played.
Audio flag: 1, default track 0: the first Audiofile will be played on
Subtitle flag: 1, default track 3: the 4th SubtitleStream will be
displayed on startup
Audio flag: 0, default track ?: no Audio will be played until it is
selected by the user
Subtitle flag 0, default track ?: no Subtitle will be played until it is
selected by the user.
Actually for Audio this would not be so important, but for subtitles
would be a good solution. So if you have a movie like StarWars with
speech you don't speek nativly you could add the translation to subtitle
no 3 for example and set this parameters: Subtitle flag 1, default 2. If
you have a englich Movie you can add a englisch subtitle and set
Subtitle flag to 0, so no Subtitles are shown on startup, unless i
select them in Haalis Splitter (or whereever). This is just a
suggestion, but i think a so mighty container as Matroska should feature
such a thing. What do you think?
About the Editions, i used AviMuxGui to create the XML and used mkvmerge
for muxing. As said, the file works fine. its only the switching thats
uncomfortable. I thought of two implementations: 1. in the file again a
flag like <remember_position>1</remember_position> or 2. a option in the
player. But in fact in the file would be better, because somtimes you
might want to play from the start on each angle-change.
Please note, this are only suggestions, they just came to my mind, of
course you do, what you think is best. I just thought I tell you my
thoughts as a user!
I hope you'll find a way!
Yours Simon Heckmann
Christian HJ Wiesner schrieb:
> Hi Simon,
> how exactly are you creating editions ? Do you write the XML files by
> hand ?
> For the subtitles to not show permanently, the XCT team always
> includes an empty SRT subs track and make it default track (sometimes
> they add movie information in it also, like codecs used, resolution,
> bitrates, etc.). The better solution would be to bug haali about
> allowing to switch off subs by default in the splitter. However, as
> MKV may contain forced subs, thats not a good idea in general.
> Hope this helped
> matroska project admin
> P.S. Here you will find example files from the XCT team :
> Simon Heckmann schrieb:
>> Hey people,
>> I started using Matroska some time ago and i works pretty well. I
>> used it to backup my DVDs with 2 Audio-Files and DivX-Video. It
>> worked pretty fine! I also added a JPEG-Cover which looks amazing
>> with the ShellExtention installed. I now decided to use some more
>> features of the Matroska-Container like Subtitles. So I added
>> VobSub-Subtitles to the Movies, which using MkvToolNix also worked
>> good. The problems occured during playback: There is always one
>> Subtitle-Stream selected, if the file contains one. So for one movie
>> it added the German Subtitles just in case, but now they are shown
>> each time a play the movie. I also played around with the "make
>> default track". It works for choosing a special subtitle
>> automatically on start, but i found now way to turn the subtitles OFF
>> by default. Because normally i watch movies without subtitles and
>> only turn them on sometimes. So the question ist: How do disable
>> subtitles for a movie? I would like to add Subtitles to my movies,
>> but they need not be displayed an startup. Is there a way?
>> The second thing i came across is the following: I started using
>> editions and after some time of trying if finally managed to generate
>> a multi-angle film. Its a ahort feature from Star Wars showing the
>> creation steps of the podrace in episode I. Angle 1 ist a overview,
>> Angle 2 is Storyboard, Angle 3 is Animation and Angle 4 is the final
>> Sequence. As said, after some work i got this in a working
>> Matorka-File where you can switch with Haalis-Media-Splitter between
>> the Angles. The only Problem I get is, that on each change the
>> playback starts from the beginning. So unlike on a DVD you can not
>> quickly switch between the angles. It there a way to make this work
>> like on a normal DVD (continue playback from the same timestamp but
>> in another angle)?
>> Let me say that Matrsoka is the best (!) DVD-Backup-Solution and I
>> would love the see the Subtitle thing work, because that would be all
>> i need to be happy. The Multi-Angle-Thing was more to play and try it
>> out, but of course i would use it more often, if the changing would
>> work like suggested.
>> I hope you can help me in anyway. Keep up the great work!
>> Waiting for your feedback, Simon Heckmann
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