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#1 skullknight

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:47 PM

I have a tv show that I transferred to my external hard drive from my PC to watch on my TV. It requires subtitles and has them when its played on the PC but not when it is on my TV. How can I get the subtitles to show for it on my TV?



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:31 PM

It could be a menu setting in your TV that needs adjusting. Failing that, if you connect your PC to the TV - probably by HDMI cable now - and play the show on your computer it should give the subtitles on the TV then.

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 04:23 PM

One other option would be to recode the video with what are called hardsubs. They are encoded onto the video. You have what are called softsubs where the subtitles are in a separate file. Or You could have a .mkv where the subtitles are in a format that the tv can not handle.

 

There are two other possibilities the subtitle file must be present and have the exact same file name.

Also it must be in a format that the TV can handle. There are many subtitle formats and Your TV may not like the one You are feeding it.

 

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