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    I'm trialing Mezzmo for Android TV on a 2017 Nvidia Shield device. I'm having odd issues with subtitle behavior.

    Note that I have transcoding disabled for the devices, "Stream external subtitles" is the only option selected on the "Subtitles" tab, and I am using the "Conceiva Mezzmo (Android)" device profile.

    On the Mezzmo Android TV app, I have subtitles completely disabled (?).

    When I play certain movies, subtitles play no matter what. It reminds me of VLC playing subtitles by default, except there is no way in the Mezzmo app (seemingly) to toggle subtitles other than as a global setting (I'd prefer to toggle them on/off while I'm watching a movie, but I can deal with that. It's that it seems there's no way to turn off subtitles. I can turn them off just fine for the same media files in VLC, though, so I know they aren;t forced.

    Ideas?

    Thanks,
    --Scott

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    I'm running Mezzmo Android on a Shield, and like you have transcoding disabled but still have the subtitles streamed. I have disabled the internal player and use MX Player Pro instead and have no issues with toggling subtitles on and off. I haven't tried the internal player since the latest change which now uses libVLC for the internal player as I'm happy with the performance of MX, and as VLC For Android seems to have issues with non-standard resolutions.
    Cheers,
    Marty Davey.

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    I haven't tried MX Player Pro. I have been using Kodi, but with the addition of a Mezzmo app for Android TV, I'd prefer to use it *if* it works. The important thing for me is audio pass through. I'll have to check that one out. Kodi works very well, it's just a thousand clicks to get to the add-on and the media, even with an autoexec.py.

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    Please let us know if audio passthrough works as we do not have a device with passthrough here for testing. For subtitles if you go to settings in the app then select subtitles and uncheck the option 'Show subtitles if available' then subtitles will be off by default.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Audio passthrough definitely works on Nvidia Shield with the Mezzmo app, although I can't say of done more than perfunctory testing.

    WRT subtitles, that's exactly what I'm saying. Even with "Show subtitles if available UNchecked, subtitles still show in Mezzmo, for some films. I could try playing with a sample in MKVToolNix but this is not the behavior in Kodi for the same file. And I would like to see the option to toggle subtitles on/off during playback.

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    Thanks for the confirmation of the passthrough, it is good to know this works. There is a button in the bottom left of the video player for toggling subtitles on/off, if this is not available then possibly there is an existing transcoded file with burned subtitles in the Mezzmo server. Try going to the properties of the file in Mezzmo on the PC and on the Transcoding tab see if there is a transcoded file listed and delete it if it does.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Let me try to be clearer, as maybe there is something else going on here.

    The device profile (Conceiva Mezzmo (Android)) is configured to only stream external subtitles. Transcoding is disabled. On the app side on the Shield, subtitles are turned off globally. There is no option available in the video player for turning subtitles on/off. There are NO previously transcoded versions of these movies located anywhere on the server. In fact, to be certain, I deleted all transcoded files, and cleared the transcoding folder. Multiple movies have this issue (EDIT: It's not endemic to DVD).

    If I play the movie in Kodi, I do not see this behavior, and I can toggle subtitles on and off at will. If I play the movie in VLC, subtitles are on by default for these same movies, and I have to turn them off.

    Cheers!

    [EDIT] Adding to this making it even stranger - there are NO external subtitles for these movies.
    Last edited by hsbrown2; 02-23-2020 at 04:52 AM.

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    Can you please check the properties of the file in Mezzmo to see if the file has embedded subtitles? The Mezzmo app is able to render embedded subtitles but if these are present there should be a button in the bottom left of the video player in Mezzmo to be able to turn them on/off and the setting in subtitles in the app will be able to turn them off by default.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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