[vlc-devel] Subtitles are not auto-discovered when files are opened using the media library

Daniel Ellis mail at danellis.co.uk
Thu Sep 17 00:43:47 CEST 2009

Hello VLC developers.  I have found a bug where subtitles are not
loaded when an audio file is opened via the media library.  This issue
is in VLC 1.0.1 but was not present in 0.9.9a.  I have installed VLC
1.0.1 for Ubuntu using the PPA specified on the VLC site. Here is the
procedure to reproduce:-

1. Clear the preferences and media library to start fresh (from
~/.config/vlc and ~/.local/share/vlc)
2. Add an MP3 file and a corresponding CDG file to a folder.
3. Start VLC and open the media library
4. Add the MP3 file to the media library
5. Double click the newly imported entry  ** the mp3 file plays along
with the graphics **
6. Close VLC and restart it
8. Open the media library and double click the song  ** The mp3 file
plays but no graphics are displayed **

So basically the graphics/subtitles only work immediately after adding
the files to the library.  After a restart the graphics/subtitles fail
to load.

I have attached the verbose console output and marked in the file
where I notice the difference between dragging an mp3 file on to VLC
and opening one via the media library.

I have looked on the trac database and there is a possible related
ticket relating to subtitles not auto-loading:
http://trac-test.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/2980, however I do not have
access to add or update tickets.

That is as far as I have got to, so far.  Kind regards,
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