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loaded srt subtitles on usb wont show

when I load a movie along with the srt subtitle file or tv show on my USB to play on my Roku tv the srt subtitles files aren't visible when the show is playing...why??

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renojim
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Re: loaded srt subtitles on usb wont show

We have to check the simple things first.  I assume you're using the Roku Media Player?  Is the SRT file named the same as the video file with only the extension being different?  Have you enabled subtitles/captions during playback using the Option (*) button?

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Dan47
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Re: loaded srt subtitles on usb wont show

@renojim I have been having troubles with enabling srt subtitles on my ROKU player ever since I bought it years ago. I use the paid Playon media player software. On your questions:

Is the SRT file named the same as the video file with only the extension being different? - YES

Have you enabled subtitles/captions during playback using the Option (*) button? - YES (it only states bluntly that captions are NOT available!)

Nothing really works, so now I am considering ditching the ROKU rubbish and getting any random android TV box from Chine, which plays everything and is half the ROKU rubbish price......

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renojim
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Re: loaded srt subtitles on usb wont show

@Dan47, I can't help you with the paid Playon channel, but that could be where your problem lies.  It may use a different method of enabling SRTs or not support them at all.

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