Media Server issue

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  1. M0rriss0n

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    #1 M0rriss0n, Jun 3, 2015
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    Dear members,

    Finally bought myself a Samsung UE48H6500, beautiful SmartTV.
    For years I used a big old Samsung CRT TV with a Dreambox attached to view movies from PC.
    Now that I have a SmartTV, I thought it would be easy to use a Mediaserver, but I ran into a problem.
    If I want to play a movie with external subs, sometimes the subs are not showing on TV but I can on my PC.
    At first I used WMP, but it shows no external subs at all through DLNA.
    I have tried Serviio, no go.
    I have tried Plex, no go and what a bloatware this is!
    I have tried SimpelDLNA, no go and this one doesn't play external subs at all.
    Now I have PS3Mediaserver installed and this one suits my needs the most, but some movies it shows the external sub after the filename but doesn't play.

    So maybe there is a member on the forum who had the same issue and resolved it.
    Thnx in advance!
     
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  2. M0rriss0n

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    <Update>
    After struggling a few days, I installed Samsung Link (the Allshare successor)
    I got some movies with subtitles working now that didn't work before!
    </Update>
     
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    As I wrote: Is all about what you're looking for!

    From what I have listening from quite a few users of those software, NOBODY found something what even passed their requirements in Free Versions, which are just giving very basic function but advanced! The later they could only found in Payware!

    And believe me, here in Thailand a lot user using such apps for Karaoke and others! If there would be an reliable Freeware, I would have heard about it but didn't!

    So, from my point of view, if you not give up on that and still want to have advanced features, Payware is the way to go!
     
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  7. M0rriss0n

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    Okay, thnx for your reply.
    Samsung Link is the most suitable for me now, cause it plays the most subs.
    But I have for example a James Bond Collection in MKV format with internal subs I cannot select, so I downloaded the .srt files for it.
    These files are renamed to the same as the movie, but no-go with all the Media Servers I tried.
    Plex
    PS3 Media Server
    Serviio
    SimpleDLNA
    Kodi
    Wild Media Server
    WMP

    Must be in de subs, but with Subtitle Edit I saved them as UTF8 and ANSI, but always a no-go
     
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    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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    I am on it right now, nice program.
    Plays the mp4 files but needs loading a lot.
    Plays my MKV files, but again no subs for my James Bond Collection, subs on other MKV's work!
    All avi work with subs.
    Thnx
     
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    Okay, just tested an external HDD via USB, everything works!
    Gonna buy a 1,5 TB HDD for 20 euros and put everything on there.
    Problem solved.
     
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    #15 sebus, Jun 15, 2015
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    1.5Tb for EUR 20? That rather cheap...

    Local drive works great (just buy 2, so you have backup)

    What format are the subs?

    I use £26 Raspbery Pi 2 with Kodi to play anything from anywhere (how smart is that?)
     
  15. M0rriss0n

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    Subs are always .srt either ansi or utf-8
    On PC everything works, only through dlna every program I used has some issues.
    By the way, the 1,5 TB I purchased 2nd hand!
     
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    <Update>
    Thinking for a while what I could do to improve my home network, cause networking can be a pain in the ***
    I build a server from parts:
    AMD 64 XII 6400+ Black Edition from 2007
    8 GB Corsair twin2x4096-6400c5c
    80 GB Seagate HDD
    Nvidia 9600GT GPU

    Server 2008 R2 promoted to a PDC
    Joined every member of the family to the domain using profwizard to keep everybody's profile
    Installed Samsung Allshare

    Bought 2nd hand 1,5 TB WD HDD in external HDD case
    Copied over 550 GB data
    Shared movies and photos with Allshare

    DNS is up and running
    Network is working as a charm

    Movies working all, including the subs

    </Update>
     
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