Originally Posted by MrMod
SUB/IDX subtitles are overlaid bitmaps and therefore the WD TV has no control over font size, boldness, or outline. The one thing you can control is converting the Palette
in the IDX from RGB to YUV colors. Your subtitles will look better but will be in greyscale since the WD TV currently ignores the U and V values and sets them to 128 internally.
Anyone that is using IDX/SUB on their PC has to realize that the Palette
is expected to be RGB colors, whereas DVD players, and the WD TV included, expects the Palette
to be YUV colors. So you have to tweak the IDX files for playback on the WD TV.
From an end user standpoint, there is still a clear and visible regression in 1.02.07
: prerendered subtitles that had outlines in previous versions lack them now.
As someone who went through the process of converting each and every of my SRT files to SUB/IDX because SRT files were poorly rendered, I don't picture myself tweaking all my IDX files to match the current firmware.
a) because quite frankly it's a hassle.
b) because I can't know that the decoding won't revert any time in the future.
I'm not moaning or anything, I appreciate and fully realize the work that's been put in the whole thing. I'm just reporting what I consider a regression
and that's what betas are for. And I really hope it will be quickly addressed.
All that being said, I'm fully aware I can downgrade back to the last best known version, I'm just saying I'd like to get the benefits from any subsequent versions without having to trade them for existing features.