subler conversion subtitle character problem

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  1. UKBeast macrumors 6502

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    I am adding srt subtitle in Turkish language to subler when i am converting my mkv files to m4v, and that brings me a problem like mis encoded characters on screen.

    I changed the language to turkish on subler menu but after it converts the file to m4v I am able to see the movie with turkish subtitles itunes but missing some special turkish characters that does not exist in english.

    If i play the mkv file with srt added on VLC i can get all the characters properly but subler just does no do the job completely right.

    Any solutions found ?
     
  2. mic j, Jun 17, 2012
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    mic j macrumors 68030

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    I know that you can go into Subler somewhere (maybe preference) and set the language library to various languages. That's about the only thing I know of that might help.

    Edit: Here is something I found over in the Plex forum that is what I was referring to:

    "If you want non-english subtitles make sure you got the correct Tesseract language files otherwise you want see subtitles with å ä ö
    Grab them here and place them inside the Subler.app bundle at Contents/Resources/tessdata (right click show conents)."

    And here is the link to the Tesseract files: http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/downloads/list
     
  3. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got the file but how to place it ?
     
  4. mic j macrumors 68030

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    It's in the directions right above...right click on the app. You have to go into Finder>applications>Subler.
     
  5. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    did that but not working
     
  6. mic j, Jun 17, 2012
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    mic j macrumors 68030

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    Not sure what you mean by "not working". Does that mean you can't see the package contents or you dropped the file in there, tried Subler, and you still end up with funny characters or what?

    Edit: So if you convert to m4v and play in aTV the subtitles are not accurate, but if you play the same file in VLC they are? Trying to understand exactly where the problem is as Subler just puts the srt in a track, no conversion of it.
     
  7. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It does not have any affect. Still funny characters. I copied the language file to directory in subler package but nothing changed.

    In vlc or apple tv still having incorrect characters
     
  8. mic j macrumors 68030

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    Once I understood exactly what you were doing, it makes sense that adding the file to Subler would not have any effect. That file is used for OCR of the VOBSub track. It's what's used to create an srt. And you're not doing that, just and a presumably download srt. There is a program called Jubler (free, I think) that you can load your srt file into and do editing. Open the srt track from the mkv and the srt from the m4v and compare the contents. If you find the contents has changed upon conversion to the m4v you can edit it in Jubler.

    I have no idea why the srt contents should be changed by Subler when you just change the container from mkv to m4v.
     
  9. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Subtitles I use are not coming with mkv file but they are I download from internet separately from different sources so they are usually in .srt or .sub format.
     
  10. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am giving up on Apple TV..

    I will watch movies with cyclone micro mkv player until our mysterious heroes send us a jailbreak firmware. sumvision mkv player plays almost all type of video files, I can use every type of subtitle, I can change the subtitle size, color, font almost everything its fully customisable. It does not need an itunes running, not even a nas or airplay or what the hell I do not need to do monkey tricks just to watch a movie, just with a flash disk I am watching 1080p mkv.

    ATV has been really hassle. Common please jailbreak...
     
  11. funkyroads macrumors newbie

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    You can use "beamer". This is what excatly you are looking for.
     

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