Missing basic subtitles features in Plex app for Shield
Hi, hopefully someone from plex team will read this. Basically, what i am missing most, is better support of subtitles. Good support of subtitles should be considered elementary part of every good media player, in my opinion. In particular i am missing following:
- change of the color of subtitles. I prefer yellow for example. Even the Plex app for my 6 year old Samsung plazma tv allows to change the color
- ability to set default subtitles coding for Plex. In my case central europe. I think this is one of the biggest flaws of this Plex for Shield because it forces the user to run computer and perform manual transformation of downloaded srt subtitles into UTF-8 format, which is displayed properly by Plex. Again, this is not some special requirement as some other Plex clients/servers already can proces subtitles in different coding properly.
- ability to display external srt subtitles when playing 10bit movies. Movies encoded in 10 bit HEVC format are played properly by Plex for Shield client (transcoding of these movies is still an issue, but just playing them on Shield is OK), however external subtitles are not displayed although they are recognized by Plex.
I consider the missing subtitles features to be real annoyence with hopefully easy solution. Please, Plex team, make our Plex player even better by taking my comments into consideration.