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Can't Turn Off Subtitles on DVDs

by jgr777 / November 14, 2006 5:05 AM PST

If I play a movie on my computer, if the movie has subtitles, they can't be turned off. I can switch the language if there are multiple languages, I can turn on/off captions, but the subtitles will not turn off. This happens with Windows Media Player as well as Interactual and Ulead players. I have tested about a dozen DVDs and they all behave identically except Star Wars. Odd. They play correctly (i.e., without subtitles) on my dedicated DVD player in my home entertainment system. Any ideas?

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There's your clue. It's a multilingual DVD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2006 5:35 AM PST
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maybe help!
by dalin_jj / November 14, 2006 4:59 PM PST
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Yup, I'm sure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2006 8:14 PM PST
In reply to: maybe help!

I supplied the reference material so others could see the causes.

Since I'm aware of this, I don't have any issues.


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DVD Sub-Titles..
by castingRod47 / December 23, 2006 12:54 AM PST

If you have a Studio DVD that was purchased at the Store..
It has its own MENU-options..
Usually if you playback on your Home DVD-Player via the TV-screen/you must first CHOOSE Set-Up..
..The DVD will ask for your Audio Format and SubTitles..
I would first check that option in SubTitles..
Then YES...WMP asks about:SubTitles..I have not had such a problem on my PC..
YET...on my TV-set..if the TV-set is prompted too show Subtitles/and the DVD-selection has SubTitles TURNED OFF(in MENU Options)..SubTiltes will appear..
Its also Noticeable that STUDIO SubTitles have a MORE...Brillant Quality than TV-screen SubTitle Prompts..
So..what's the Sub Title..just PLAIN WHITE TEXT...or some attractive Color Text..
Should reveal something.

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