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Forced subtitles support

Currently there is no support for the “forced flag” within mkv video files. This means that movies like Avatar with foreign language parts will not show the subtitles in case they have the forced flag, which is the usually way to implement those subtitles. At the moment one has to manually activate the subtitles for those movies.
Many other players from Egreat, Popcorn Hour or Dune support this.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        zappiti cannot claim to play back movies properly if it can't play the forced subtitles. This is how the studio intended the movies to be played and leaving them out, makes the movie experience poorer.

      • Charles Romero commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with the other comments. Just tried to watch the Jack Ryan films and they have many scenes with other languages and it's a pain to have to turn on all the subtitles all the time to see the dialog in those scenes. There are many instances of this in other films as well but it is a constant irritant. If shopping for a player I would warn users against Zappiti until this and other items fixed.

      • Steven Weintraub commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If they don't fix this, I won't ever buy a second Zappiti. They need to work with Realtek and get this resolved.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think this is a Realtek issue. The same problem was apparent with their previous media player chips. I've read it is a SDK issue. They didn't bother fixing the issue then and it seems they can't be bothered now. I'm assuming this affects all of the current Egreat and Zidoo players too. Weird thing is on old firmwares of Realtek 1186 players it worked fine. Somewhere along the way they broke it.

      • Marine92104 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this. It is essential for a media player. There are movies such as Spider-Man: Homecoming at the 15 minute mark where he goes into the store to order food. The owner says something in another language & Peter Parker replies in another language. Without the forced subtitles mark you can’t see what they are saying. It really takes you of the movie. I am thinking of returning my Zappiti for this very reason.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Looking for a player and seriously considered the Zappiti - until I found out about this missing feature. So another lost sale, or at least delayed until this is implemented.

        No media player should be missing this

      • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a vital thing to add. It is preventing me from purchasing this product.

      • qfactor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding FORCED Subs would be great and to be honest, this should be a standard!

      • HDforever commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 : no support for the “forced flag” within mkv video files --> very problematic and surprising that zappiti player 4K HDR does not support that

      • Govorun Andrey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey. When watching movies, when selecting subtitles, I would like to see the NAME of the subtitle. At the moment, only the language is visible. Ideally should look like this: Language, Name.

      • montyschneider1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        And just to add one other issue the op did not cover, if you have full blu ray rips, and they include forced pgs subtitles, you cant even select the forced subtitle stream, they activate by the forced flag, so you literally get all subtitles then, unless you find forced subtitles manually, or remux these out yourselves which is a huge hassle. Every forum i visited looking for feedback on this machine this is the first issue raised and I cant believe it has not be suggested as an idea or addressed.

      • montyschneider1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Love the player, but im returning one here in canada because of this.

        Im not searching for blu ray subtitles by hand anymore. Popcorn hour supports this and most htpc software, its the biggest shortfall of zappiti for watching movies.

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