Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:19 PM   #1
Andrew83Ga
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Need help with subtitles

I've searched the forums and frankly don't understand what Im doing wrong. I've used handbreak with subtitles added via external .srt file, encoded with the ATV3 setting, put it into my itunes and that's it. I am able to open the movie if iTunes and watch it on the ATV via airplay, but without subtitles. I wanted the movie to but in iCloud, but it's not showing up under my purchased movies on the ATV. Maybe movies don't work like music? As for the subs, should I have "Forced" the subtitles?

Thanks a lot
Andrew83Ga is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:29 PM   #2
mic j
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew83Ga View Post
I've searched the forums and frankly don't understand what Im doing wrong. I've used handbreak with subtitles added via external .srt file, encoded with the ATV3 setting, put it into my itunes and that's it. I am able to open the movie if iTunes and watch it on the ATV via airplay, but without subtitles. I wanted the movie to but in iCloud, but it's not showing up under my purchased movies on the ATV. Maybe movies don't work like music? As for the subs, should I have "Forced" the subtitles?

Thanks a lot
First, there is no iCloud for "local" movies.

As far as your subs, you say you are "airplaying" them. Are you trying to stream them to your tv using external an external player (like VLC) & airplay or are you using the aTV interface?

Nevermind. Read your post a little closer and noticed that you mentioned using iTunes. But are you using Airplay or going through the aTV interface?
__________________
17" MBP '09, 2.66 GHz, 8GB RAM; 13" MBP (Retina) '12, 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM; iPad 2, 32GB; AE; TV 3; AEBS w 1TB Seagate HDD; 65" Mits DLP, Sony STR-DB1070 AVR
mic j is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 02:06 PM   #3
Andrew83Ga
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
well I opened the movie in iTunes and it plays there no problem. I noticed the airplay icon in the on-screen "play/pause, volume bar" and clicked it, and saw the AppleTV option. I clicked that, and the movie then stopped on my computer and started streaming on the ATV. I have a mid 2009 MBP and didn't think it was possible. Within iTunes, the subtitles icon is there and i can switch to the spanish subs, but they don't show up while it's streaming on the ATV
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpeg
Views:	18
Size:	2.02 MB
ID:	385426  
Andrew83Ga is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 02:16 PM   #4
roidy
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Nottingham, UK
I could be wrong, as I don't use airplay at all, but I think you need to select the subtitles from the AppleTV and not from iTunes.

While the video is playing on the ATV, press and hold the center button on the remote control and after a couple of seconds a menu should be displayed allowing you to select the chapter and subtitles.

If I'm wrong then sorry, as I said I don't use airplay at all.
roidy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 02:51 PM   #5
Andrew83Ga
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
thanks! that worked!

But Im confused...this isn't mirroring correct? Airplay is different? Just curious if this is in HD or not...seems to be good, not noticeably grainy.

Now if I could only make the subs a little larger, but I can't complain...very nice that it works as well as it does. No lag, or graininess.
Andrew83Ga is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 02:59 PM   #6
mic j
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew83Ga View Post
well I opened the movie in iTunes and it plays there no problem. I noticed the airplay icon in the on-screen "play/pause, volume bar" and clicked it, and saw the AppleTV option. I clicked that, and the movie then stopped on my computer and started streaming on the ATV. I have a mid 2009 MBP and didn't think it was possible. Within iTunes, the subtitles icon is there and i can switch to the spanish subs, but they don't show up while it's streaming on the ATV
I noticed in your picture, you have the little "dialog" button right next to you "airplay" button. When you click on that in iTunes, it should give you subtitles options. Check on that. If not, just go through the aTV menu system and do as Roidy says.

If the aTV menu system does not give you subtitle options, then head back here and we can try and figure out the problem. But from the way you said you did your file in HB, I think it should work.

You can airplay iTunes to the aTV because the files are already in mp4 format. And iTunes is the only thing you can airplay. So you are right about your 2009 MBP not supporting airplay in general.

Edit: see you solve the problem. So...never mind.
__________________
17" MBP '09, 2.66 GHz, 8GB RAM; 13" MBP (Retina) '12, 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM; iPad 2, 32GB; AE; TV 3; AEBS w 1TB Seagate HDD; 65" Mits DLP, Sony STR-DB1070 AVR
mic j is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2012, 04:13 PM   #7
roidy
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Nottingham, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew83Ga View Post
thanks! that worked!

But Im confused...this isn't mirroring correct? Airplay is different? Just curious if this is in HD or not...seems to be good, not noticeably grainy.

Now if I could only make the subs a little larger, but I can't complain...very nice that it works as well as it does. No lag, or graininess.
Glad it worked for you.

Now as for Airplay vs Mirroring, as I understand it, and again I could be wrong Airplay basically sends the raw video file to the ATV to be played, so the file has to be in a format that the ATV can already play. Where as mirroring takes whatever is displayed on the screen, encodes it as a video stream and then sends it to the ATV, so with mirroring you're not just limited to displaying video files, you can mirror things like applications.

If the file you're airplaying to the ATV is HD then what you get on the ATV will also be HD.

As for the subtitle size, I think Subler will allow you to change the subtitle size. Open the video file with Subler, double click on the subtitle track, and I'm sure there is some sort of option to scale the subtitles up, then re-save the file.

Last edited by roidy; Dec 23, 2012 at 04:46 PM.
roidy is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Subtitles joekim1026 Apple TV and Home Theater 4 Jun 29, 2014 04:33 AM
Subtitles heisenberg123 Apple TV and Home Theater 2 Jun 29, 2014 04:28 AM
Need help with subtitles... Pyromonkey83 Apple TV and Home Theater 10 Nov 30, 2013 04:55 AM
Subtitles Tech198 Digital Video 6 Aug 20, 2013 10:50 PM
Can't see the subtitles carlsson Apple TV and Home Theater 2 Feb 5, 2013 03:51 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:45 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC