Please help with an idea how to achieve this, as I tried with no results so far.
I have movies in .avi format with .srt subtitles which I want to watch from Media Portal. I can access them through "My Videos", get the list, select movie, press OK on the remote and they play nicely, full screen (of course). If I use the internal player, I have control using my Hauppauge remote control (play/pause/skip, etc) but no subtitles. If I use VLC as external player I have the subtitles but there is no remote control.
Is there any way to achieve the "best of both worlds"? To have subtitles AND remote control over player? I do not care what player is used, internal or external, but I want NOT to use the keyboard to pause or to skip or stop the .avi movies...
I tried to enable the option where you allow external programmes to use the remote control but did not help. I set VLC to skip with PageUp/PageDown and then mapped these to the Hauppauge remote but did not work. I also tried all the codecs in the list for MPEG-2 files, same results (same quality and no subtitles...);