Feature #2511

Show time bar when pressing pause and use up and down to sync subtitles

Added by . . almost 5 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:FixedStart date:01/22/2015
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:

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Category:User interface
Target version:5.0

Description

1. I like to quick pause movies just to be able to determine how much i watched / is left. Most media players show the time bar when you pause the movie, but Showtime shows nothing. So to determine the current movie tine you have to exit the movie and see it in the list menu or fast forward and then rewind again. Very easy to fix.

2. Most people have problems syncing subtitles. To get to the right menu to add or delay time, you have to browse and then you can't watch the movie because it's covered by the menu. But if you pause it, you can't adjust the trimming. So it's a loose / loose situation.

An easy fix found in many media players, is to set "up" and "down" arrows to +/- subtitle time. I understand that up and down are assigned to volume, but please give the option to use it for subtitles too, because there are many times in a movie / tv show where you need to sync subtitles (cuts for ads in different versions) while setting volume is a one time thing.

History

#1 Updated by . . almost 5 years ago

1. If you don't show the time bar because you want a clean picture to take a snapshot, you can show the time bar for a few seconds and then hide it. So you get both features, time bar an then nothing.

#2 Updated by Leonid Protasov almost 5 years ago

  • Target version set to 5.0

#3 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 5 years ago

asdasd asdasd wrote:

2. Most people have problems syncing subtitles. To get to the right menu to add or delay time, you have to browse and then you can't watch the movie because it's covered by the menu. But if you pause it, you can't adjust the trimming. So it's a loose / loose situation.

I agree, and the 5.0 UI will have the OSD/Graphics overlay at the top of the screen only to ease subtitle syncing as well.

#4 Updated by Rural Hunter almost 5 years ago

you can use squre button on PS3 to show the time bar

#5 Updated by . . almost 5 years ago

Rural Hunter wrote:

you can use squre button on PS3 to show the time bar

I don't use the PS3 controller, I use my TV remote using HDMI-CEC to control the PS3, so I don't have that option. It's really easy to fix anyway.

#6 Updated by . . almost 5 years ago

Could you "show time bar when pressing pause" before 5.0. It seems very simple to change in the current skin.

#7 Updated by Andreas Smas about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed

#8 Updated by Ema Nymton about 4 years ago

Is it me or is this not applicable to PS3? Pressing up and down on the D-Pad brings the volume adjustment instead.
I guess we could use SELECT + D-Pad up/down in that case (even though it's not a pretty solution as you need to use both hands for this... )

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