Subtitle API

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at
Wed Jun 30 00:17:08 BST 2010


On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 03:59:13PM -0500, Ian Monroe wrote :
> setAutoDetectSubtitles should be setAutoDetectSubtitle I think. Or all
> the API should say "subtitles".

> I'm worried that setSubtitleEncoding is a bit Xine-specific. But text
> codecs suck, so perhaps there's no way around it.
No, I do not see how to avoid that.
This must be in the API. (vlc is :susdec-encoding, btw)

SRT are moronic in the way they don't specify that...
It is as much broken as Id3 tags with Russian encoding without

> Anyways, the API doc could specify that the codec names be the same as
> what QTextCodec uses. So the argument should be a QByteArray instead
> of QString, to match what QTextCodec expects (and why not).
Hmm, I have mixed feelings on that.

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

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