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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002082DCP-o-maticFeaturespublic2021-09-20 00:19
Reporteroverlookmotel Assigned Tocarl  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
PlatformMacOSOS XOS Version10.14
Summary0002082: How to specify subtitle language for burned in subtitles?

In DOM 2.14.x, you can specify subtitle language in the "ISDCF name" window, and it gets included in the DCP name.

I cannot find a similar place to specify this in DOM 2.15.160.

If you add an SRT file, you can set the subtitle language for the SRT, and that is reflected in DCP name. However, what if you're not adding an SRT but the video has burned in subtitles already? I cannot see a place to specify subtitle language in this case.

Suggestion solutions:

  • Add an optional "Subtitle language" selector under "Audio language" in the DCP tab.
  • If user adds content that explicitly has subtitles (e.g. SRT or DCP with subtitles track), grey it out so they have to choose the language in the Timed Text tab.


  • Scrap the Language field on the Timed Text tab and move this setting to the DCP tab. Presumably the subtitle language applies to the whole composition, rather than individual pieces of input content?
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2021-09-20 00:19

administrator   ~0004541

The option to specify burnt-in subtitle language is now under "advanced settings" - right-click on the content and choose "Advanced settings..." from the menu.

The reason this changed is that the new SMPTE metadata can say that there is more than one subtitle language in a CPL. This means that any UI which sets the subtitle language for the whole CPL/DCP is not quite enough any more.

It's a tricky thing to get right, and I'm happy to hear suggestions!

Bug History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-09-13 23:29 overlookmotel New Bug
2021-09-20 00:19 carl Assigned To => carl
2021-09-20 00:19 carl Status new => feedback
2021-09-20 00:19 carl Note Added: 0004541