Comment 2 for bug 401911

RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :

The subsdec-encoding setting which you can find in the VLC preferences panel only applies to VLC-decoded subtitles. The Ubuntu VLC package uses libass instead of native VLC decoding for .ass files, so it ignores the value. There is no apparent ways to fix this with the current libass API.

My best guess is that this is a bug in the underlying libenca. Reassigning to libass anyway.