5,594,386 Members 36,213 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

MHL HDMI movie output with subtitle

Tip us?
 
redzion
Old
#1  
redzion's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 17
Posts: 185
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Godic

 
DONATE TO ME
Default MHL HDMI movie output with subtitle

I have problem to find app which support movie play via HDMI output with subtitle.
On my device I see movie playing with subtitle (.srt) but on TV I see only movie but withouth subtitle.
Does anybody have any proposal how to fix that or which app do show subtitle on output HDMI. To include subtitle into movie as is not optional becouse I can't convert movie every time I want to look TV via phone MHL.

For movies I think format like .avi, .mkv, mp4 etc...

thanks for proposals...

Sent from my GT-I9100 using XDA App
Samsung Galaxy S2; GT-I9100; NeatROM (4.3)
 
Chainfire
Old
#2  
Chainfire's Avatar
Senior Moderator / Senior Recognized Developer - Where is my shirt?
Thanks Meter 45908
Posts: 8,823
Join Date: Oct 2007

 
DONATE TO ME
Doesn't the standard video player do this ?

It does on my Galaxy Tab 7" ...
BLOG - G+(Chainfire) - G+(Personal) - TWITTER - IRC - DONATE

A proper quote includes only the relevant paragraphs, and a proper post never ends with the word "why"

Android
HTC G1, Hero, One
Samsung i5800, i9000*2, P1000*2, P7100, i9100*2, N7000, P6800, i9300, N7100, i9505, N9005
Sony T LT30p, Z C6603
Nexus Galaxy*2, N7, N10, N7-2013

SuperSU, Mobile ODIN, TriangleAway, DSLR Controller, CF-Root, 500 Firepaper, OpenDelta, USB Host Diagnostics, ExynosAbuseAPK, Live dmesg+logcat, NoMoarPowah!, CF-Bench, Chainfire3D, CF.lumen, SGS2 SIM Unlocker, GingerBreakAPK, SuperPower, and more!

Windows Mobile 5/6
E-Mobile EM-ONE
HTC Wizard*2, Kaiser, Touch, Diamond, Pro, HD*2, Diamond 2, Pro 2*2, HD2*2
Samsung i780, i900*2, i8000*2, b7300, b7320, b7330, b7620*2, b6520

WMWifiRouter, KaiserTweak, FPUEnabler, WMLongLife, WMRegOptimizer, CFC+GUI, TF3D+v2 ports, Kaiser+Omnia2+Snapdragon 3D drivers, GfxBoost, and more!

Windows Phone 7
LG GW910

NOTICE: I do not respond to tech support questions through PM.
 
redzion
Old
#3  
redzion's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 17
Posts: 185
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Godic

 
DONATE TO ME
I use MoboPlayer, tried also DicePlayer.. I did not try "standard" included player...

Sent from my GT-I9100 using XDA App
Samsung Galaxy S2; GT-I9100; NeatROM (4.3)
 
redzion
Old
#4  
redzion's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 17
Posts: 185
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Godic

 
DONATE TO ME
I just tried, no luck...

Sent from my GT-I9100 using XDA App
Samsung Galaxy S2; GT-I9100; NeatROM (4.3)
 
beverpower
Old
#5  
Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 30
Join Date: Mar 2011
The standard video player support subtitles!


I have tried both standard and mobo player, both show subtitle on the TV using MHL!


redzion: Does the sub and video file got exactly the same name? And is the sub file an .srt file? If not, try converting the sub file to .srt
 
redzion
Old
#6  
redzion's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 17
Posts: 185
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Godic

 
DONATE TO ME
ok. problem was in filename.. strange that subs did work on device but not on tv, now when subs have same name work on boths sides..

thank you...

Sent from my GT-I9100 using XDA App
Samsung Galaxy S2; GT-I9100; NeatROM (4.3)
 
beverpower
Old
#7  
Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 30
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by redzion View Post
ok. problem was in filename.. strange that subs did work on device but not on tv, now when subs have same name work on boths sides..

thank you...

Sent from my GT-I9100 using XDA App
You're welcom, glad it worked!
 
daneel_
Old
#8  
Member
Thanks Meter 4
Posts: 39
Join Date: Apr 2009
What i have found about stock player is you can't have more than one subtitle file for example:

nameofthevideofile.ENG.srt
nameofthevideofile.SPA.srt

I know mVideoPlayer can load different srt files but i'm not sure it can display the subtitles over MHL. I'm going to try it and post results.
 
daneel_
Old
(Last edited by daneel_; 19th July 2011 at 11:12 AM.)
#9  
Member
Thanks Meter 4
Posts: 39
Join Date: Apr 2009
Ok my little experiment with subtitles and MHL:

Stock player shows subtitles both phone and MHL
mVideoPlayer only shows subtitles on the phone screen
MoboPlayer only shows subtitles on the phone screen
RockPlayer shows subtitles both phone and MHL only in software decoding mode. In hardware decoding software subtitles are shown only on the phone screen
DicePlayer only shows subtitles on the phone screen

Those are the tests so far. Only mVideoPlayer allows me to choose the srt file (several languages for example).
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to daneel_ For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
uriby
Old
(Last edited by uriby; 26th May 2012 at 09:41 AM.)
#10  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: May 2012
Had the same problem and answer bellow helped me to see the subtitles on TV screen. The only limitation I currently see is that the internal player control the size of font on the phone screen but not change it externally. In addition, the subtitles position in both screens are slightly different, which point on different processing for internal and external view.
In addition I had a problem that the Hebrew subtitles does not shown but I saw question marks.
After some investigation and tests I found that the internal player on my Galaxy 2 accept only unicode srt files, designed for RTL read. Since most of the subtitles in Hebrew are historically published as ANSI and LTR read (since the DVD appliance days that were limited to this format. Currently most software and streamers read all formats) I had to convert it twice:
1) Open the ANSI file in Subtitles Workshop and fix punctuation (Subtitles Workshop works only with ANSI files).
2) Convert the file to Unicode (using Notepad "save as" command and choosing Unicode or UTF-8 format).

BTW, usually I use mVideoPlayer. It requires RTL file so I had to do the first step any way before transferring the movie to the phone, but then it doesn't support the Unicode file that I saved. After more test I found that it plays UTF-8 files. Since the internal player is luckily support both Unicode and UTF-8 formats, I can keep only one file in UTF-8 format and RTL direction of punctuation.
The only problem is that Subtitles Workshop doesn't support not Unicode neither UTF-8, so if the srt file is originally in these format, I can't fix the punctuation direction (I didn't find another tool) unless I lose the special characters like notes you can find mainly in musical.

Hope this helps for other users, specially for RTL language users (Hebrew/Arabic).

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes