[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Remove .txt subtitle loading

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Sun Aug 1 21:03:06 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 09:17:31PM +0300, Kaarlo Räihä wrote :
> Some people have complained in forums that VLC tries to autoload .txt files
> as subtitles since they have same kind of name as input file (
> http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=55979#p244039 ). But because
> those .txt files aren't subtitles, VLC will complain with dialog that says
> 'format of 'something.txt' cannot be detected. Have a look at the log for
> details'. So I made patch that removes .txt from supported subtitle file
> extension list and users will avoid the dialogs.
> I haven't heard that anyone uses .txt extension for subtitle file (at least
> subbers avoid it) and thus this shouldn't cause issues for regular users
> (QT4 subtitle loading dialog doesn't even offer .txt extension at all).
> Problem is that same check function (subtitles_Filter) is used in control.c
> (line 367) and with removal of .txt those subtitles cannot be loaded
> anymore. There are better ways to solve the problem (like customizable
> subtitle autoload extension list for users) but I would guess this easy
> solution is good enough.

No, I don't think this is a good idea.
Why not make the errors when loading of a subtitle silent when it is auto-detected?

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

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