SRT Subtitles Stop Video
I've got an AVI that works fine on its own in SMS, but if I try to load it with an SRT subtitle file, the video stops playing almost immediately (presumably when it gets to the first subtitle). Additionally, after the first attempt fails, I can't play the video at all until restarting SMS.
I'm using SMS Version 2.9 (Rev.4), running both the ELF and the video from the USB.
i have nothing but problems with pretty much the same,i finally gave up and anything that requires subs i hard code first before i watch.
Originally Posted by Mjolnir Mark IV
There are many programs that will do this,i use a combination of klite codec pack and winavi [cost money or a google] but after a hardcode and proper bitrate selection i have no problems.
I haven't solved the USB problem, but I just got a HDD for my PS2, and was able to get SRT subtitles to work by putting the video and SRT on the HDD, and playing it from there instead of from the USB.
Thanks, I'll keep this in mind for occasions when transporting the HDD isn't practical.
Originally Posted by kyros
I found a way to play videos with SRT subtitles from the USB flashdrive!
I did it by taking some OPL flashdrive conventions and applying them to SMS. Here's how to do it, but keep in mind I'm not an expert, so take what I say here with a grain of salt. Also keep in mind that because I'm a new user, I can't post links or type file names that include extensions (which is why there isn't one at the end of "ul_format").
- Download USB Extreme software from the openps2loader site. Find it by searching for "USB Game Installing and Formatting" in Google.
- Format your flashdrive using ul_format (command line). Follow the formatting instructions at the top of the above page if you don't know how to do this.
- Load your files onto the flashdrive.
And that's it! But the trick here is keeping the flashdrive from getting fragmented, which means not editing or deleting anything on it after formatting. You should be able to add new files as long as the ones that were added first aren't changed or removed. Keep in mind that if you save a configuration that writes changes to the flashdrive, this could result in fragmentation.
If your videos stop working, you can try defragging the flashdrive using PowerDefragmenter (from the opl page mentioned above), which will tell you if there is a file that is fragmented. But chances are, you're going to have to reformat the drive from scratch using the procedure described above.