Bug#458018: vlc: spuriously detects arbitrary text files as subtitle files

Christophe Mutricy xtophe at nxtelevision.com
Sat Dec 29 17:32:23 UTC 2007


> When I run VLC on a video file in a given directory, it seems to
> sometimes assume that text files that are in the same directory are
> subtitle files, then squawks when it can't understand them.  This seems
> rather spurious.
> Example output:
>   [00000296] main input error: no suitable demux module for `/subtitle:///home/drake/tmp/fragment_program.txt'
>   [00000296] main input error: no suitable demux module for `/subtitle:///home/drake/tmp/vertex_program.txt'

Seems like the algo to detect the name of possible subtitle files is
confused by the very short name of your video.
So you can use --no-sub-autodetect-file or increase the value of
--sub-autodetect-fuzzy (or in the preferences in video/subtitles and
select advnaced options in the bottom right corner)



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