PS4 MKV File Problem.

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waterphoenix234
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PS4 MKV File Problem.

Post by waterphoenix234 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:17 pm

Hey guys! I am having an issue trying to play any file that is mkv and has embedded subtitles. No matter what I do, when I go to the folder on my PS4 it says "No playable media" and it cannot find any of the files. I have the latest version and have tried playing with the settings to not avail.

It will still find some mkv files that have no embedded subtitles. I don't need the subtitles, I just want to be able to play the files.

mik_s
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Re: PS4 MKV File Problem.

Post by mik_s » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:34 am

the supplied config file for the PS4 does not include settings for subtitles in the latest release for some reason. try adding this to the end

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# Supported subtitles formats:
SupportedExternalSubtitlesFormats = SUBRIP
SupportedInternalSubtitlesFormats = ASS,SUBRIP
I've attached the config file i use for the Ps4 if yo u want to try it.
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Sony-PlayStation4.conf
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Madoka
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Re: PS4 MKV File Problem.

Post by Madoka » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:01 am

The PS4 does not really support .ass subtitles. It will display them as simple text, ignoring all formatting and position codes. So if there is a lot of text on screen, you will get a mess of text at the bottom. The hard work of the subbers will be lost. The PS4 supports .srt subtitles as CC text.

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