Hi, I was curious if Roku will display subtitles in a container like MKV? I cannot figure out how to get them displayed. I know that subtitles are supported if the srt file is in the same folder with the same name as the video. Is there a video player app that might be make the subtitles selectable?
I will have to figure out what I'm doing wrong. It doesn't on my TV which is about a year old. I will watch a MKV that I know has embedded subtitles in the container, and I can select those subtitles on VLC on my computer but when the same file plays on the TV, no subtitles.
Roku players only support text based subtitles. If your embedded subs are image based (as virtually all DVD and Blu Ray rips are), they cannot be displayed by any Roku player. The only app/channel I know that will display these subs is Plex. And of course Plex requires a Plex server running somewhere on your network to stream the videos. At least it's a no cost option.
Dan Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.