[Matroska-users] question about mkv playback

Rolf Ernst rolf.ernst at 24hourloop.com
Wed Jan 14 23:34:30 CET 2009

Use the 'Play->Subtitles' dropdown to select or deselect the subtitle
stream. Unless the subs are hardcoded, of course.

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 4:31 PM, Ivan Kowalenko <ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com>wrote:

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> Francis Schafer wrote:
> > Hello, and thanks for the fabulous website.
> >
> > I've installed the CCCP community pack, and downloaded the Media Player
> > classic.   Have some .mkv files I want to play , ideally for my plasma
> tv..
> > obviously.
> >
> > The only question I have, is they all have subtitles playing along.   You
> > know, those annoying displays of the words they're saying at the bottom.
> > Is there a setting to remove that, or were these movies encoded WITH that
> in
> > them, and there's no way to get rid of it.
> To be honest, it's impossible to say without any additional information.
>  I've never used Media Player Classic before, so my advice would be to
> see if there even is a subtitle option for you deactivate. Also, if
> possible, try and run the MKVInfo or MKVDiag utility on your file. It
> should indicate whether or not there is a subtitle track. If there is
> one, you should be some way to turn it off, if there isn't, then the
> subtitles are burned into the image and cannot be removed.
> I agree, though: hard subs are a real pain to deal with, even when it's
> a foreign (for me) language film, it's annoying. I mean, if I was a
> Japanese student (that is, studying Japanese), and I wanted to practice
> translation, something tells me a hardsubbed version of a Kurosawa film
> would defeat the purpose.
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