No subtitles under Yosemite

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ababakar
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Re: No subtitles under Yosemite

Post by ababakar » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:47 pm

Ok. Thanks anyway. I'm reluctant to upgrade to Capitan or later because my Macbook is old and there seems to be an issue with USB.

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Re: No subtitles under Yosemite

Post by Nadahar » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:14 pm

I can't see that there should be a reason to upgrade, there must be some problem with fontconfig that we don't see.

You should really try running it from terminal and see if you can get subtitles to work by tweaking options. You can find the complete command UMS use in the log file, for example:

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"/Applications/Universal Media Server.app/Contents/Resources/osx/ffmpeg" -y -loglevel info -i "/Volumes/Movies 2/Films/Darbareye Elly (About Elly) - 2009 - Asghar Farhadi.mkv" -bufsize 7000k -maxrate 499000k -g 25 -q:v 1 -qmin 2 -qmax 3 -ab 448k -ar 48000 -c:a ac3 -c:v mpeg2video -f vob /var/folders/mj/8t8cqg01035_q6fvh_fxd6p40000gn/T/UMS-Marvin/ffmpegvideo_66_1522087865090
The last argument is the "out" parameter, which is a pipe used to pipe the output back to ums. Replace it with a file name, and a file will be created:

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"/Applications/Universal Media Server.app/Contents/Resources/osx/ffmpeg" -y -loglevel info -i "/Volumes/Movies 2/Films/Darbareye Elly (About Elly) - 2009 - Asghar Farhadi.mkv" -bufsize 7000k -maxrate 499000k -g 25 -q:v 1 -qmin 2 -qmax 3 -ab 448k -ar 48000 -c:a ac3 -c:v mpeg2video -f vob ~/test.ts
You can then play that file with for example VLC and see what it looks like.

For MEncoder:

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"/Applications/Universal Media Server.app/Contents/Resources/osx/mencoder" -ss 0 "/Volumes/Movies 2/Films/Darbareye Elly (About Elly) - 2009 - Asghar Farhadi.mkv" -msglevel statusline=2 -nosound -of rawvideo -mpegopts format=mpeg2:muxrate=500000:vbuf_size=1194:abuf_size=64 -ovc lavc -channels 2 -lavdopts debug=0:threads=4 -lavcopts autoaspect=1:vcodec=mpeg2video:acodec=ac3:abitrate=448:threads=8:keyint=25:vqscale=1:vqmin=2:vqmax=3:vrc_maxrate=495000:vrc_buf_size=7000 -ass -ass-color FFFFFF00 -ass-border-color 00000000 -ass-font-scale 1.4 -font Arial -ass-force-style FontName=Arial,Outline=1,Shadow=1,MarginV=10 -noautosub -sid 0 -ofps 24000/1001 -lavdopts fast -mc 0 -noskip -o /var/folders/mj/8t8cqg01035_q6fvh_fxd6p40000gn/T/UMS-Marvin/1522087348049ffmpegvideo
Replace the "-o" argument:

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"/Applications/Universal Media Server.app/Contents/Resources/osx/mencoder" -ss 0 "/Volumes/Movies 2/Films/Darbareye Elly (About Elly) - 2009 - Asghar Farhadi.mkv" -msglevel statusline=2 -nosound -of rawvideo -mpegopts format=mpeg2:muxrate=500000:vbuf_size=1194:abuf_size=64 -ovc lavc -channels 2 -lavdopts debug=0:threads=4 -lavcopts autoaspect=1:vcodec=mpeg2video:acodec=ac3:abitrate=448:threads=8:keyint=25:vqscale=1:vqmin=2:vqmax=3:vrc_maxrate=495000:vrc_buf_size=7000 -ass -ass-color FFFFFF00 -ass-border-color 00000000 -ass-font-scale 1.4 -font Arial -ass-force-style FontName=Arial,Outline=1,Shadow=1,MarginV=10 -noautosub -sid 0 -ofps 24000/1001 -lavdopts fast -mc 0 -noskip -o ~/test2.ts

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Re: No subtitles under Yosemite

Post by ababakar » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:54 am

My Mac died this week end. The graphics card is fried. So I had to buy a new one, which has high Sierra installed. Unfortunately the subs problem remains the same, and now MEncoder doesn't work at all, with or without subs. 😭
I will open a new thread with a new log.

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