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#1  January 3, 2016 - 1:12pm
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Hi there !

Is there a way to add a background behind the subtitles like in quick time player, for a better readability? because if i change the color or add border and shadow subtitles aren't always readable!

here an example

http://imgur.com/WfALAn1

Thanks for your help

Ps : Sorry for my poor english

  January 3, 2016 - 3:13pm
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I would like to see more options.
Currently there are only 3 sizes. I would like to see 2 sizes between those. Small is too small, medium is too large for me.
Also for the stroke size of a border around the subtitle font I would like to see more options.

  January 5, 2016 - 3:08am
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  N0no wrote:

Hi there !

Is there a way to add a background behind the subtitles like in quick time player, for a better readability? because if i change the color or add border and shadow subtitles aren't always readable!

here an example

http://imgur.com/WfALAn1

Thanks for your help

Ps : Sorry for my poor english

Agreed this would be very useful. Basically displaying the subtitles in a similar way the standard Apple TV software does.

The current formatting can be difficult to read with some moves when the background colour is similar to the subtitles. For example the default settings are very difficult to read with a black and white movie. The solution described by the OP (which is Apple's solution for the Apple TV's stock video renderer works well pretty much all the time with no movie specific adjustments required.

  March 25, 2018 - 12:11pm
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Any ETA on this? Much needed to have subtitles clearly visible.

  April 20, 2018 - 4:26am
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+1

At least SRT subtitles should look exactly like the subtitles of the native Apple TV player

  July 2, 2018 - 2:33am
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Yes!! I want the subtitles background window as well! Like in any other player (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Plex, etc) . Weeks ago I had made a post in the tvOS forum just for this as well.

  July 2, 2018 - 4:30am
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Yeah, it would be really nice if we could get response to this topic, after this is not addressed on the roadmap?
Can we get an option that at least SRT (text) subtitles look exactly like the native tvOS subtiltes, used by every other app?

  July 7, 2018 - 2:07pm
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Hi, why don’t we get an option to increase the shadow for subtitles? The current shadow is barely visible.

Thanks

  July 19, 2018 - 12:38am
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This is an absolute must, and one of the few really important features lacking in Infuse by now in my opinion. I just don't understand why it's not implemented or even commented on by Firecore. "All" other apps has this, for far better readability. As a Norwegian with lots of american movies in my collection, where I use subtitles, I miss this a lot.

Together with video post-processing and sharpening options, planned for version 5.8, background behind subtitles would take Infuse a long step in the direction of perfection Smile

  July 27, 2018 - 11:03am
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This topic about subtitle shadows is from 2016 !!! And no reply so far from admins.

  August 8, 2018 - 4:59pm
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This topic is in many different threads in this forum. In summary, most threads are talking about including background subtitles for better visibility. This is similar to how apps based on Apple TV native video players work. Examples will be the Netflix and Plex apps. Additionally, the need to not change the settings of subtitles for every film or show we watch.

I've posted the threads which talk about pretty much the same things with perhaps some minor changes. Perhaps we could all post our ideas about subtitles here if they're not so different. That might make it easier to understand what we're looking for.

Threads about subtitle backgrounds primarily, among other things. Not an exhaustive list. There are still more =].

https://firecore.com/forum/topic/18321#comment-83618
https://firecore.com/forum/topic/19876#comment-83620
https://firecore.com/forum/topic/18761#comment-89658
https://firecore.com/forum/topic/21120#comment-88224
https://firecore.com/forum/topic/20797#comment-89659

Thread with James' response.
https://firecore.com/forum/topic/21391

Thank you.

  August 11, 2018 - 12:06pm
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I would like to see auto download for subtitles, auto display embedded subs for specific languages if they exist

The sync feature is really hard to manage.