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Does my Blu-ray Disc player support subtitle files when playing back videos from external devices?

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Yes, your Blu-ray Disc player does support subtitle files when playing back videos from external devices, such as USB flash drives, external hard disk drives, etc.
Subtitles are not supported via DLNA.

However, in order for the unit to display the subtitles, you must make sure that:

  • The video file and its corresponding subtitles file are in the same folder
  • Both files share the exact same name, except for the file extension. A correct example would be:
    • Video file: MyFavouriteMovie.avi
    • Subtitles file: MyFavouriteMovie.srt

You will find below a list of supported subtitle file formats:

  • SubRip (*.srt)
  • MicroDVD (*.sub)
  • SubViewer 2.0 (*.sub)
  • DVD Subtitle System (*.txt)
  • MAC DVD Studio Pro (*.txt)
  • TMPlayer (*.txt)
  • SAMI Captioning (*.smi); although the Subtitle Change Feature is not supported - the default subtitle is used
  • SubStation Alpha (*.ssa)
  • Advanced SubStation Alpha (*.ass)

NOTE: It is not possible to switch between various subtitle files which would be located in the same folder. Only the subtitles file with the name that matches the video file name will be loaded. If there are several subtitle files with the same name, but different file extensions, the player will only select one of them.

As a reminder, the video formats listed below are compatible with your Sony Blu-ray Disc player.

Codec

Container 

Extension 

With Audio

MPEG-1 Video*1 PS .mpg, .mpeg Dolby Digital, DTS, LPCM, MPEG
MKV .mkv Dolby Digital, LPCM, AAC, MP3, Vorbis
MPEG-2 Video*2 PS*3 .mpg, .mpeg Dolby Digital, DTS, LPCM, MPEG
TS*4 .m2ts, .mts Dolby Digital, DTS, LPCM, MPEG, AAC
MKV*1 .mkv Dolby Digital, LPCM, AAC, MP3, Vorbis
Xvid AVI .avi Dolby Digital, LPCM, WMA9, MP3
MKV .mkv Dolby Digital, LPCM, AAC, MP3, Vorbis
MPEG4/AVC*5 MKV*1 .mkv Dolby Digital, LPCM, AAC, MP3, Vorbis
MP4*1 .mp4, .m4v AAC
TS*1 .m2ts, .mts Dolby Digital, DTS, LPCM, MPEG, AAC
Quick Time*6 .mov Dolby Digital, LPCM, AAC, MP3
FLV*6 .flv, .f4v LPCM, AAC, MP3
3gpp/3gpp2*6 .3gp, .3g2, .3gpp, .3gp2 AAC
VC1*1 TS .m2ts, .mts Dolby Digital, DTS, LPCM, MPEG, AAC
MKV .mkv Dolby Digital, LPCM, AAC, MP3, Vorbis
WMV9*1*7 ASF .wmv, .asf WMA9, WMA 10 Pro
MKV .mkv Dolby Digital, LPCM, AAC, MP3, Vorbis
Motion JPEG*6 Quick Time .mov Dolby Digital, LPCM, AAC, MP3
AVI .avi

Dolby Digital, LPCM, AAC, MP3

 

Format

AVCHD (Ver.2.0)*1*8*9*10

*1 The player may not play this file format on a DLNA server (BDP-S5500/S4500 only)
*2 The player can only play standard definition video on a DLNA server (BDP-S5500/S4500 only)
*3 The player does not play DTS format files on a DLNA server (BDP-S5500/S4500 only)
*4 The player can only play Dolby Digital format files on a DLNA server (BDP-S5500/S4500 only)
*5 The player can support AVC up to Level 4.1
*6 The player does not play this file format on a DLNA server (BDP-S5500/S4500 only)
*7 The player can support WMV9 up to Advance Profile
*8 The player can support frame rate up to 60 fps
*9 The player plays AVCHD format files that are recorded on a digital video camera, etc. The AVCHD format disc will not play if it has not been correctly finalised
*10 The player can play AVCHD 3D format (BDP-S5500/S4500 only)