Feature #2231

Add option to the page menu which globally mutes (switches off) subtitles

Added by Dreamcat 4 almost 9 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:08/06/2014
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:


Target version:5.2


Currently when I open any HTSP stream from TvHeadend, it has subtitles switched on by default, These are passed as type "BITMAP" in a channel stream next to the audio track. The source is DVB-T Freeview.

It would be great if we could fix htsp.c to create it's subtitles menu properly (like in other parts of showtime). And respect global embedded subtitles setting to be ON or OFF by default. :)

Many thanks.


#1 Updated by Dreamcat 4 almost 9 years ago

I found a work around. If it does not matter to get any subtitles. Then they can be globally switched off on the side of tvheadend server. The drawback of that is you can never get them anymore since all the bitmap subtitles channel is removed from all the TS stream (all channels).

This work-around requires a recent version of TVheadend server built from master branch 3.9+1000 commit. Like August 2014 or newer.

  • Open tvheadend Web GUI
  • Go to

    "Configuration" --> "Stream" --> "Subtitle Stream Filters"

  • Click "Add"
  • Settings

Enabled: [X]
Action: IGNORE

Leave all other fields blank.

  • Click "Create" button.
  • Restart your HTSP stream.

You probably don't need to IGNORE both the DVBSUB and TEXTSUB. However I just wasn't sure which kind is the HTSP BITMAP subtitle. Anyway this workaround seems to be OK for both Showtime and XBMC htsp clients. Which is useful since XBMC can suffer the same problem (it won't turn off subtitles / won't remember globally the subtitles language setting OFF).

#2 Updated by Leonid Protasov about 8 years ago

Is this issue still actual/reproducible?

#3 Updated by Dreamcat 4 almost 8 years ago

Leonid Protasov wrote:

Is this issue still actual/reproducible?

ok. Have re-tested today with latest master. It's still the exact same problem as previously. :)



Movian Version 4.9.559.g7b451 (PS3)


#4 Updated by Leonid Protasov almost 8 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Subject changed from htsp.c - fix embedded subtitles in stream, to be OFF by default to Add option to the page menu which globally mutes (switches off) subtitles
  • Category changed from HTSP client to Subtitles
  • Target version set to 5.0

#5 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 5.0 to 5.2

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