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Windows Media Center doesn't show subtitles?

  1. #1


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8

    Windows Media Center doesn't show subtitles?


    Hi.

    I'm mainly using WMC when I'm watching something. I have installed a few codec packs so most of the time it works fine.
    I've got an episode of Naruto that suddenly didn't show the subtitles, though. (I've watch about 300 episodes of Naruto before this one and they all showed subtitles properly.)
    At first I thought there was something wrong with the episode, so I opened it in Windows Media Player Classic (using CCCP - Combined Community Codec Pack- which is the greatest thing since VLC) and it worked fine, showing subtitles with no problem. (However, the subtitles looked different, so I'm guessing there's another translator or something involved.)

    So why doesn't WMC show subtitles when MPC does?
    It's an .avi -file, and the subtitle is "built-in", so there's no extra file or anything.

    EDIT: I tried with another Naruto Episode, which is in .mp4 format, and the subtitle works in both WMC and MPC. I still want my WMC to be able to play all files and subtitles, though.

    Thanks in advance. =)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 25
    Windows 8


    I googled and found this thread:

    AVI files in WMC with idx/sub subtitles - Windows 7 Support Forums

    With the answers:

    Install the Shark007 Win7codecs and all of your subtitles will work as expected in the Windows players.
    On the SWAP TAB, disable the Microsoft Video decoder.
    I tried this and it worked. (I already had Shark007 Installed, so it was easy to try.)

    Problem solved. =)
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