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    Default Streaming subtitles to a Chromcast

    Hi

    I seem to not be able to get subtitles working with my Chromecast. I have a Matroska (MKV) file with many languages available, in Mezzmo I can see under properties just English is ticked. In the android add I can see all the languages as well and I have unticked all but English.

    The server options setting under subtitles I have ticks against stream embedded and burn subtitles (I do not have any external).

    On my media devices options my Chromecast Gen 2 (using Chromecast Ultra profile - fixed a separate problem) is set to transcode incompatible files, but under subtitles "Stream embedded" is greyed out with "(not available by preferences)" . For the love of god I cannot see any "Preferences" options. Also the option to Burn subtitles is also ticked, ticking and unticking all the options never gives me the option to stream embedded.

    Under preferred subtitle language it says English, as it also does under Burn subtitles for these languages

    There are no settings under the last two options.

    I have played the same video on my tablet with Kodi (mezzmo plugin) and subtitles work just fine (no transcoding needed).

    I checked the android app settings, under subtitles "Show subtitles if available" is ticked

    Under Chromecast Subtitle Settings it takes me to the android Accessibility settings, to which the only thing I could see to do it turn on Samsung and Google subtitles (CC) under the Hearing section, which I have also done.

    Still no subtitles.

    Any help once again would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Steve

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    The Chromecast does not support embedded subtitles so to get them to appear you will need to extract the subtitles, go to the properties of the file in Mezzmo and on the Subtitles tab select the subtitle you want to use and click on the button to extract it. Then when streaming the file to the Chromecast Mezzmo will convert this subtitle on the fly to the webvtt format which the chromecast supports.

    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
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    Perfect thanks Peter. Previous old posts suggested it did support subtitles but I'm guessing that's dependent on a native compatible file.

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