Wrong language on subtitles

I keep noticing that infuse on Apple TV is not picking the correct language on subtitles.

I use Hebrew subtitles. I also like English when Hebrew is not available. Many titles contain Hebrew and some have external files in Hebrew.

Regardless, in many cases a seemingly random language is selected for me.

There should be a way to select the requested language and show if it exists (plus a secondary lang) and nothing else.

What do you have selected in the Infuse settings under Language > Subtitles?

the top menus have Auto and English (Israel) listed.

But Hebrew is what is checked on.

I think that in previous versions I could check more than one language and prioritize them as well, but even Hebrew as the default is good. However, it sometimes works and sometimes not.

Why not try selecting Hebrew instead of Auto for subtitles?

As I wrote. Hebrew is what is checked on.

It’s in the middle of the list, not on top.

Just was going by this

And when I select Hebrew it shows in the settings for subtitles.

This is how it is set for me. Exactly

Just watched a tv show that has built in Hebrew subtitles. It showed the Greek ones (which are one above the Hebrew on the list). I had to manually switch to Hebrew.

You may want to run that show through media info and post the results here if the subs are internal.

Did you download the subs and are they a separate file? How is that file named?

Subs are internal. Here is media info:

General
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Complete name                            : V:\finished\download\Swagger\Season 2\Swagger.S02E06.HDR.2160p.WEB.H265-SuccessfulCrab[TGx].mkv
Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 4
File size                                : 9.83 GiB
Duration                                 : 55 min 24 s
Overall bit rate                         : 25.4 Mb/s
Writing application                      : mkvmerge v77.0 ('Elemental') 64-bit
Writing library                          : libebml v1.4.4 + libmatroska v1.7.1

Video
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Duration                                 : 55 min 24 s
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Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0 (Type 2)
Bit depth                                : 10 bits
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.137
Stream size                              : 9.34 GiB (95%)
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
Color range                              : Limited
Color primaries                          : BT.2020
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Matrix coefficients                      : BT.2020 non-constant
Mastering display color primaries        : Display P3
Mastering display luminance              : min: 0.0050 cd/m2, max: 1000 cd/m2
Maximum Content Light Level              : 2047 cd/m2
Maximum Frame-Average Light Level        : 177 cd/m2

Audio
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Format                                   : E-AC-3 JOC
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Duration                                 : 55 min 24 s
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Bit rate                                 : 768 kb/s
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Frame rate                               : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
Compression mode                         : Lossy
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Language                                 : English
Service kind                             : Complete Main
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Bed channel count                        : 1 channel
Bed channel configuration                : LFE

Text #1
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Forced                                   : No

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Forced                                   : No

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Forced                                   : No

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Forced                                   : No

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Forced                                   : No

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Forced                                   : No

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Forced                                   : No

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Language                                 : Polish
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Forced                                   : No

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Specifically in response to this, I briefly had a theory that Infuse saw the ISO-639 language code “he” and assumed “Hellenic” :slightly_smiling_face::upside_down_face:

Nope. On this one it plays the Hungarian subtitles…


Maybe the different spelling of Hebrew is at fault?