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aucklander

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#28219 23-Nov-2008 11:27
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Hi all!
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...);

Thank you.




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eXDee
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  #179602 23-Nov-2008 12:21
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Add directvobsub or a similar subtitles support codec to the post processing screen of my videos (expert mode). Remember that when this is enabled DXVA will no longer work in my videos, but will continue to work elsewhere.

MrAlan
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  #179774 23-Nov-2008 23:47
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you could always configure your remote to work with VLC by mapping the key commands to the buttons on the remote.

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