Subtitles background
#1
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Hello,
I just started using Kodi with Nvidia Shield, mostly with videos I have on an external HDD. Is there a way to add/enable a black background to the subtitles, though? I searched but I have yet to be successful to find a solution. Since my 76 yrs old mom often watches subtitled videos with me, and she has an eyes condition, it would help a lot.
The subtitles I’m using are .srt and are NOT automatically downloaded.

Thank you very much un advance
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#2
It is possible, however not natively.
You need to have subtitles in Substation Alpha format (.ass) which allows to have solid background.
You can try if this add-on suits your needs (it converts subtitles to SSA format with custom background).
Odroid C2; Libreelec 9.0.0
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#3
It is supported natively in Kodi 18. Just set the subtitle background opacity to a value higher than 0% in the subtitles section of the settings
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#4
(2019-01-14, 02:42)enen92 Wrote: It is supported natively in Kodi 18. Just set the subtitle background opacity to a value higher than 0% in the subtitles section of the settings
 Thank you! When I wrote my post Kodi 18 was not available yet on NVidia Shield. After upgrading, I can now set up the black background. Smile
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#5
(2019-01-14, 02:42)enen92 Wrote: It is supported natively in Kodi 18. Just set the subtitle background opacity to a value higher than 0% in the subtitles section of the settings
 i don't see this in windows x64. i see "background color" and i've set it to black. but no options for background opacity in settings Undecided and i don't have a black background on subs even though it's set and i'm in "expert" mode. what am i doing wrong? i just upgraded to 18.
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