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Central European Subtitles issue on Plex Media Player

dendzadendza Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

With Plex abandoning Home Theater I have installed Plex Media Player. It's fine but I have a problem that my serbian/croatian subtitles are not properly presented anymore , but have weird signs instead our specific letters. I could not find anywhere where to set CE code page or something similar neither in PMS setting nor in PMP settings. PHT worked just fine and had those settings.

How to set up proper CE language subtitle in PMP ?

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  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 28,227Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited May 2017

    SRT subtitles must use the UTF-8 character encoding.
    Then they will work in all Plex clients on all supported platforms.
    This allows for mixing all character sets within one file i.e. cyrilic and latin and special characters.

    I recommend you to use the free Subtitle Edit,
    It can convert all srt files on your hard disk in one run if necessary.

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  • dendzadendza Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    PLugin gets erased every time I restart Plex server ... its not working. I do everything by the manual. Copy the srt2utf8.bundle into plugins folder ... erase "-master" text. When I start Plex srver, it immediatelly erases the folder I just copied ...

  • dendzadendza Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @OttoKerner said:
    SRT subtitles must use the UTF-8 character encoding.
    Then they will work in all Plex clients on all supported platforms.
    This allows for mixing all character sets within one file i.e. cyrilic and latin and special characters.

    I recommend you to use the free Subtitle Edit,
    It can convert all srt files on your hard disk in one run if necessary.

    How do I convert the files ? I didnt find that option in the program ...

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 28,227Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited June 2017

    @dendza said:
    PLugin gets erased every time I restart Plex server ... its not working. I do everything by the manual. Copy the srt2utf8.bundle into plugins folder ... erase "-master" text. When I start Plex srver, it immediatelly erases the folder I just copied ...

    You added it into the wrong Plug-Ins folder
    https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201187656-How-do-I-manually-install-a-channel-

    How do I convert the files ? I didnt find that option in the program ...

    single subtitle:
    load subtitle into SubtitleEdit
    on the top there is a Dropdown selector labeled 'Encoding'
    switch it to UTF-8
    Save
    -done-

    several subtitles files at once:
    Tools
    Batch Convert
    Scan Folder
    'Overwrite Original files'
    Encoding = Unicode (UTF-8)
    Convert
    -done-

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