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Subtitles Problem with mp4 files on Panasonic TH-L47E5D

by abhi311073 / October 22, 2012 8:05 PM PDT

When playing mp4 files through usb on my Panasonic TH-L47E5D, subtitles are not displayed. The name of the .srt file and .mp4 file is the same as is the norm. The TV does not show any options in the video setup to turn the subtiles on. But the interesting thing is that when i ve a avi file with subtitles it gives me the option to turn on the subtitles. Once i do this the subtitles are displayed for the mp4 file too. Is there a solution to this?

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I use other players.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 24, 2012 2:34 AM PDT

Such as Logitech's Revue or try renaming the .mp4 to .avi.

If you are watching this story you find folk asking for PC like performances on Smart TVs (which are not that smart.)

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Renaming not working
by abhi311073 / October 24, 2012 4:47 PM PDT
In reply to: I use other players.

I had already tried renaming the file from mp4 to avi, but no luck. I am not expecting PC like performance on smart TVs, but displaying subtitles is a basic thing. All samsung models do it for all formats. I can vouch for it because i had a samsung LED before. I think its a bug in the TV firmware because they are displayed in the mp4 file after you put them on in the avi file.

Is there a way we can get panasonic to address this? like post to their site or a forum. Thanks

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No. Displaying sub titles is not a basic thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2012 4:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Renaming not working

And the area of encoding is a minefield of copyrights that may preclude a maker from doing subs on mp4 but allow it on AVI.

Only those new to this may write it's "basic".

-> If you feel it's a defect, be sure to return the unit because I've yet to find the Smart TV makers to add features like this later.

In parting, be sure to learn about HARDSUB (see google.)

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