totem-gstreamer should detect srt files by default

Bug #160518 reported by Chow Loong Jin
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totem (Ubuntu)
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Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

I've encoded a video into a file called "movie.mp4" with video codec MPEG4, and audio codec MP3. Then there's the subtitles file, in a UTF-8 encoded file. Using totem-gstreamer, when I open that video, it doesn't detect the presence of ANY subtitles. View->Subtitles->Empty. However, when I installed totem-xine instead, it detects and plays the subtitles, but I cannot change the font of the subtitles. Playing embedded subtitles in mkv files works fine though.

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Chow Loong Jin (hyperair) wrote :

Ah sorry it seems the I encoded it into AVI format with the extension MP4 by mistake. But even so, when renamed to movie.avi I still have the same problem.

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at . I have classified this bug as a bug in gstreamer.

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Chow Loong Jin (hyperair) wrote :

I encounter this problem too. It doesn't detect the srt file automatically, and manually specifying by right clicking on the playlist item then manually selecting the subtitle does not work either.

Changed in gstreamer:
status: New → Confirmed
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Matthias (matthias-puech) wrote :

+1 here, and it used to work in gutsy

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Hew (hew) wrote :

Still present on current Intrepid.

totem-gstreamer/intrepid uptodate 2.23.91-0ubuntu1

Changed in gstreamer:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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bharath (bharath1097) wrote :

I have got the same problem with totem-gstreamer in arch 64

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antistress (antistress) wrote :

i was about to fill a report concerning the fact that Totem preferences in Ubuntu 8.10 should have "automatically load subtitles" activated by default
i had to manually activate it
i don't understand that choice
Maybe this is related to this report ?

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antistress (antistress) wrote :
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Hew (hew) wrote :

You're right, enabling that option correctly displays the subtitles. This should definitely be enabled by default.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

this is already fixed upstream with 2.25.X , text subtitles are already detected by default and are available trough the View->Subtitles menu. you can read more about it here:; thanks for reporting.

Changed in totem:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in totem:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in totem:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package totem - 2.25.3-0ubuntu1

totem (2.25.3-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
   Interface changes: (LP: #303045)
    - Make the left-click seek directly to the destination
    - Hide colour balance sliders that aren't available (LP: #282073)
    - Make modifiers work as expected when drag'n'dropping files
    - Use "Movie Player" everywhere in the interface
    - Add an arrow to the sidebar button (LP: #260534)
    - Convert British English messages to American English
    - Show the fullscreen popups when seeking with the keyboard (LP: #48751)
    - Better behaviour when changing the type of playlist to be saved
    - Fix playlist problems when removing an file that was deleted
      from the filesystem
   Subtitle handling:
    - Add plugin to download text subtitles from
    - Allow selecting a text subtitle from the View menu, or by dropping
      the file onto the video widget (LP: #160518)
    - Add the subtitle and languages menus to the fullscreen popup
   Browser plugin:
    - Remove the "basic" web browser plugin, we now use the same
      API as VideoLAN for our default plugin
    - Fix relativbzre paths not resolving in some cases
    - Fix repeat=true only playing files twice
    - Add Jamendo plugin
    - Add support for streaming TV from MythTV (LP: #278748)
    - Fix YouTube movie playback following website changes
    - Make the local search and YouTube search sidebars look more alike
    - Add proper mute support for remote controls
    - Fix the metadata-updated signal to be useful
    - Remove libgnome dependency
    - Remove NVTV support
    - Use g_timeout_add_seconds() when possible
   GStreamer backend:
    - Require the rsndvdbin plugin for DVD playback
    - Add zoom support
    - Fix some files not giving us metadata with the video indexer
    - Fix the video window getting bigger than the screen (LP: #221795)
    - When streaming, the pause button stops
    - Add ability to create a gallery image using the video thumbnailer
      (LP: #282435)
  * Update debian/watch to take unstable GNOME version
  * debian/
    - add Vcs-Bzr tag
    - remove libgnome2-dev, libgnomeui-dev and libgnome-keyring-dev as b-d
      as upstream does not depend anymore from libgnome
  * Adapt patches to new
    - debian/patches/02_lpi.patch
    - debian/patches/65_bbc-plugin.patch
  * Re-regenate debian/patches/70_autotools.patch and debian/control

 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Wed, 07 Jan 2009 19:20:37 +0100

Changed in totem:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in totem:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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