[vlc-devel] [PATCH 01/10] Enable secondary SPU ES and selection from the GUI
jb at videolan.org
Mon May 6 07:44:16 CEST 2019
On Mon, 6 May 2019, at 05:54, Roland Bewick wrote:
> My main concern here is the following scenario, considering that the
> majority of people are not interested in using dual subtitles:
> 1. Install clean copy of VLC (or reset your settings)
> 2. Open .MKV or other video type that has multiple embedded subtitle
> 3. By default, the first sub track will be selected because "Preferred
> Subtitle Language" is unset in VLC preferences.
> 4. The selected sub track may not be the subtitle language you want, but
> you do want subtitles. (See https://prnt.sc/nkvxir - I can't speak
> Arabic, but I do want English subtitles)
> 5. I select English subtitles. Now *both* Arabic and English subtitles
> are selected. Also: English is marked as secondary, and Arabic is marked
> as primary because it was selected first.
You need, in the UI, to have a button that is called "activate 2nd subtitle", and this changes the selection from a radio to checkboxes.
Until you activate that button/checkbox, the choice is exclusive. After that, it is not.
> 6. User must manually deselect Arabic (Introduced extra step for people
> who don't care about dual subs).
> I feel like this is undesirable behaviour - any thoughts on this?
> I'm happy to remove the configuration option if my worries are unwarranted.
> >> I added a new hotkey (toggle) which allows you to use the existing
> >> subtitle controls to control the secondary subtitles.
> >> I also adjusted the QT GUI synchronization to allow users to set the
> >> secondary subtitle delay from the GUI.
> >> Unfortunately I don't have access to a mac, but hopefully the hotkeys
> >> should suffice until the mac GUI can also be updated.
> >> If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know.
> > Just my thanks. This is really cool.
> Thank you too. I'm glad to be able to make a valuable contribution.
> Roland Bewick
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