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Hi there,

I'm new here so if I do things wrong then please forgive me. I have installed XBMC on my system:

Kernelversion: 2.6.28-15-generic
Processor: Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.20GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS/PcVSSE2
Resolution: 720x480 480P 16:9 59.94 H
OpenGL version: 3.0
HD: 1x 80 GB and 1x 500 GB

On my system I hooked up a old television(Wide screen - Diagonal 70cm) with a s-video cable.

I installed the latest NVIDIA drivers from the website and calibrated my xbmc but I can't see any SRT subtitles.

I searched the web and this forum. I already tried the option with same filename but this doesn't work. Already tried the option to use another skin.

I tried to edit my xorg.conf but it won't start my xbmc when I reboot. Here is the output of my running xorg.conf:

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 ([email protected]) Fri Aug 14 17:54:58 PDT 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen 0 "Screen0"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
Option "NoLogo" "True"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24

I hope that anybody can help me with this problem. If you need any other information then ask me.
Doesn't anybody know how to fix this problem??
Please provide a little bit more information, specifically a debug log which will tell everyone a bit more about what's going on in the background.

See this thread for further details:

Sticky: [LINUX] HOW-TO post about a problem in a useful manner
Hi Maxim,

Thnx for your reply. I've copy my debug log to the following link:


In the log I did the following actions:

  1. start xbmc
  2. start a movie
  3. start a subtitle
  4. stopt a movie

Skinname: MediaStream
Videocodec: I don't know where to find that.
Architecture: i686
Kernel: Linxu #49 Ubuntu
XBMC revision: R1414

I've you have any further questions please ask me. I want this problem solved.
Your build is quite old. Subtitles have been completely reworked recently. Try to hunt a newer one.
Forgot to edit this post and have writed a new one down here.
althekiller Wrote:Your build is quite old. Subtitles have been completely reworked recently. Try to hunt a newer one.

Thnx for the reply. A friend remeberd me that I have maybe posted the wrong SVN it should be:

XBMC: R20654 (Compiled: May 25 2009)

Is this the right one or is there still a newer one?

I used the following manual:


Greetz from the Netherlands - Bart


The subtitles work with a few films but not with others. I'v got a few movies from my friend. And with a few films there is a *.srt file within that folder. But when I download a movie and copy it to the movie folder en renamed exactly to the movie name but is doesn't work.