I’ve posted before regarding the lack of support of DTS for the EVA80000, however the solution there is a quick codec change from DTS to AC3 and is pretty straight forward. Recently I wanted to watch a HD movie in MKV format that had subtitles, using mkvinfo on the file revealed that there was a video stream, an audio stream and the subtitles for this movie. Pressing Menu on the EVA8000 whilst the film was on allowed me to turn subtitles on, however this setting appeared broke as it never works.
I read numerous posts regarding playing movies with 2 audio streams and then subtitles in the MKV then subtitles would then work, which sounded like nonsense to me (and turned out to be nonsense as well). It’s a pretty easy fix with two solutions dependent on your situation:
1. Download the subs again from http://subscene.com/, these should be placed in the same directory and share the same name as the mkv you want to watch. You’ll find the EVA8000 finds and uses these subs.
2.Use mkvextract to extract the subs from the mkv file ‘mkvextract tracks “movie.mkv” 3:subs.sub‘ this subs.sub file will need renaming to the same as the mkv with the .sub extension as before.Read More