[vdr] vdr-iptv-plugin DVB subtitles problems
faker1a at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 8 18:38:26 CEST 2010
Hi I cant' display DVB subtitles on VDR.
source: iptv-plugin 0.4.2 (http://www.saunalahti.fi/rahrenbe/vdr/iptv/)
on Asrock ION 330 HT
DVB Subutitles are enabled under System/Setup/DVB and Language chosen is
The iptv plugin detects the subtitles pid in question
(System/Plugins/iptv/Info but no matter what I do, the channel in question
returns "No subtitles available"
The plugin passes mpeg2/4 stream directly to VDR and it does it superbly (HDTV
great, EPG great, Channel switching fast, Stable, Teletext...)
My IPTV (T-2, Slovenia) provider uses udp multicast and I can watch all the
programs in VLC, with subtitles, ttx... This is the m3u playlist for VLC:
This is the line in VLC playlist for HBO:
#EXTINF:0,8 - HBO
This is Codec Information from VLC:
Codec: MPEG-1/2 Video (mpgv)
Frame rate: 50
Original ID: 802
Codec: MPEG Audio layer 1/2/3 (mpga)
Sample rate: 48000 Hz
Bitrate: 192 kb/s
Original ID: 1204
Codec: A52 Audio (aka AC3) (a52 )
Original ID: 7302
Codec: DVB Subtitles (dvbs)
Description: DVB subtitles
Those are lines from channels.conf, I started experimenting with HBO and tried
a lot of variations(realy alot :). I still think I'm messing something up wit
If I record the video with VDR and run dvbsnoop |grep 7302 (subtitles id) I get
no results (dvbsnoop can't analyze live iptv streams). I also dumped the stream
with mplayer and tried playing back the video, but there were no subtitles
(record subtitles is checked in options). But because this is the first time I
ran dvbsnoop and even after reading dvbsnoops man pages, I'm not sure if I did
everything right. I'm also not very good with mplayer, so i ran with -alang,
maybe I'm doing something wrong?
Another problem is, that if I mess with DVB update channels (update pid, pid
and names, names only, transponder...) I sometimes lock the HBO channel (no a/v
and OSD "Channel Locked). Also when checking dvbsnoop I noticed some lines with
CA (i think it stands for Conditional Access) in them. But recently I can't
reproduce that behaviour no matter what I do. But I'm paying for HBO and I can
watch it in VLC and (most of the times) in VDR.
Running iptv-plugin with "EXT" and using VLC in VDR does not work (A/V OK, but
again no subtitles). Also it seems a bit "crashy", so I would rather get it
working this way.
So far I read the man pages for VDR, VDR wiki in english, some pages in german
and IPTV plugin readme. I searched the net, vdr-portal.de and this mailig list
for subtitles, untertitel, dvb subtitles problems, etc, but I could not find
the answer. I posted this question on vdr-portal:
http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=99300 and spent some time in
the vdr irc channel (thank you again nox), but no matter what I do, I can't get
those pesky DVB subtitles to display.
I tried hts tvheadend, mythtv and even media portal but they are all flawed in
one way, or the other. But because VDR is in a league of its own, I'm bothering
all of you. VDR has no problems with 1080i/p channels, fast channel switching
and even I can't crash it. Also yaVDR 0.2 is realy practical.
Because this is the first time I came into contact with DVB, IPTV, SID's,
PID's, etc, I'm probably doing something wrong and any help is deply
Some more info:
one of my channels.conf:
Thanks for reading all of my problems, and I hope someone can help.
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