since I discovered Infuse, it replaced my previous media player, nPlayer, almost entirely if it comes to watching movies or TV series. I’m using nPlayer for only two reasons right now. First is to listen to music and the second one is to watch subtitled TV series. The reason is simple:
I’m blind and like to watch subtitled TV shows together with my sighted girlfriend. nPlayer supports subtitles in a way that it takes text-based subtitles (srt, ass etc) and not just shows it on screen, but it forwards the text in time (as soon as it shows up on screen) to VoiceOver (if running), so that VoiceOver reads it aloud when active. This allows visually impaired people to watch subtitled TV shows very well. My girlfriend doesn’t get disturbed by VoiceOver reading the subtitles aloud, since she can read them live on screen as well. I just tested the same with Infuse, but it doesn’t work yet.
I don’t expect such a thing to be that much work to implement in Infuse as well, although I can understand that it would be quite low priority. I guess that not many other visually impaired or blind people are using Infuse right now.
I however would love to see this feature in Infuse some day and would be glad to help as a beta tester if necessary.
I just became a betatester of Infuse, and I’m loving it so far. First of all, the app has a lot of accessibility to VoiceOver users, and that’s something gread. I was searching for a player that can connect to my clouds, Plex, etc. And used 1 or 2, but with mixed results. For now, the app it’s accessible, but…
I’ll suggest adding VoiceOver subtitle support. I don’t know how, but for example in Netflix VoiceOver can read subtitles if you enable voice descriptions in VoiceOver settings, this by passing the data to voiceOver from the app, thing that, of course, it’s possible. Like I said, Netflix can do it, and I think Prime video too. I don’t know a lot but but this is something that should be looked out, because right now the app it’s totally accessible. Well, I can’t find a scroll slider to move like 10 or 5 minutes back, only the button to go back about 10 seconds.
and voiceover user, and I love this app. I am betatester and say that I agree that subtitles could be read with this app. thank you and congratulations for such an excellent application.
Happy to see that other people are interested as well. Situation stands like last year though, no response yet and no feature like this discovered.
A feature like this would seriously improve my life. I always have to watch my subbed anime in either PotPlayer under Windows or nPlayer under iOS.