Subtitles & MPV
The idea is immediately appealing: navigate to your movie (using Dired, of course), and hit
& on the keyboard (so you can otherwise still use Emacs) to open it with MPV (I discussed why MPV is awesome in previous posts), and have subtitles downloaded automatically to the language of your choice without hitting a single key.
The problem, from what I can tell, is that Subliminal reaches out to subtitle databases that are gone or blocking it out. That doesn’t surprise me, such websites come and go all the time. There is an option to integrate with subtitles.org, which requires registration. I haven’t tested this option yet.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong with my
mpv.conf. It has the option to save location upon exit,
save-position-on-quit = yes, which only works if I write it in the first line. The other configurations I have “confuse” MPV and it can’t continue reading the files after. When I place
save-position-on-quit = yes at the end of the config, it doesn’t work.
Here’s my mpv.conf after some trimming:
#save position when exisiting: save-position-on-quit=yes [1080p] ytdl-format=bestvideo[height<=?1080]+bestaudio/best [720p] ytdl-format=bestvideo[height<=?720]+bestaudio/best [480p] ytdl-format=bestvideo[height<=?480]+bestaudio/best [360p] ytdl-format=bestvideo[height<=?360]+bestaudio/best
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