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Good day.

I use Kodibuntu, and I've updated KODI to latest version yesterday. Almost everything migrated as it should, there was some troubleshooting necessary regarding video drivers and hardware doecoding - it's sorted out now.
But I have troubles with subtitles.
With KODI 16, I could play any mkv file with subtitle language either defined or undefined - if it was default stream, it would be automatically played back.
But now I have to enable every subtitle by myself - and I've set that default subtitle option for all videos (who thought of putting these settings available only when playing video?) but it doesn't work!
How can I set them to work as expected? MKV is a file which can have subtitles, and KODI should treat settings from these files as primary settings, indipendent of any system settings. IF the file says there are video, audio and subtitle tracks set to play by default, then they should play by default. What is next, disabling default audio track based on someone's preference? I agree that there should be an option to do it MANUALLY, but not automatically.
Please, fix that behaviour, or provide us the proper settings for setting that. Also, please move those subtitle audio video default settings into settings page, where it should be in the first place.

BTW, here is properties for that MKV file I tried to play:

Code:
General
Unique ID                                : 219970302278832728393221795054862915186 (0xA57CBD3C704F8406BF5C9545218ED672)
Complete name                            : \\Borg-kodi\Movies\ANIME-F\Movie.mkv
Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 4 / Version 2
File size                                : 3.30 GiB
Duration                                 : 1 h 15 min
Overall bit rate                         : 6 290 kb/s
Movie name                               : Movie
Encoded date                             : UTC 2015-03-29 21:54:48
Writing application                      : mkvmerge v7.7.0 ('Six Voices') 64bit built on Feb 28 2015 23:39:33
Writing library                          : libebml v1.3.1 + libmatroska v1.4.2

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : [email protected]
Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames                : 9 frames
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                                 : 1 h 15 min
Bit rate                                 : 4 778 kb/s
Width                                    : 1 280 pixels
Height                                   : 690 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 1.85:1
Original display aspect ratio            : 1.85:1
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.226
Stream size                              : 2.51 GiB (76%)
Writing library                          : x264 core 129 r2245+704+36 8e61944 tMod+MixAQ [[email protected]:2:0 X86_64]
Encoding settings                        : cabac=1 / ref=9 / deblock=1:-1:-1 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=11 / psy=1 / fade_compensate=0.00 / psy_rd=0.60:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=32 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=18 / lookahead_threads=3 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=0 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / fgo=0 / bframes=10 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc=2pass / mbtree=0 / bitrate=4778 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.70 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30 / aq=3 / aq-strength=0.95 / aq-sensitivity=10.00 / aq-ifactor=1.00 / aq-pfactor=1.00 / aq-bfactor=1.00 / aq2=0
Language                                 : Japanese
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No

Audio
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : DTS
Format/Info                              : Digital Theater Systems
Mode                                     : 16
Format settings, Endianness              : Big
Codec ID                                 : A_DTS
Duration                                 : 1 h 15 min
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 1 509 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                               : 93.750 FPS (512 spf)
Bit depth                                : 24 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 810 MiB (24%)
Language                                 : Japanese
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No

Text
ID                                       : 3
Format                                   : UTF-8
Codec ID                                 : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                            : UTF-8 Plain Text
Duration                                 : 1 h 15 min
Bit rate                                 : 46 b/s
Count of elements                        : 1028
Stream size                              : 25.6 KiB (0%)
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No

Menu
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00:19:50.355                             : en:00:19:50.355
00:27:30.774                             : en:00:27:30.774
00:33:54.449                             : en:00:33:54.449
00:40:04.652                             : en:00:40:04.652
00:43:59.261                             : en:00:43:59.261
00:49:53.865                             : en:00:49:53.865
00:55:56.811                             : en:00:55:56.811
01:02:34.166                             : en:01:02:34.166
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01:15:02.998                             : en:01:15:02.998
The later release candidates had a subtitle bug that is fixed in Final, but the Ubuntu repository hasn't had packages built yet. Wait a few days for that and your issue may be resolved.