Add both Subtitle and Multiple Language Support
I would like to request the addition of subtitles to each movie and TV episode existing in X-Box Video. I'm hard of hearing as it is, and having subtitles is a big help.
Additionally, my first language is German, even though I live in the US, I still like watching TV shows with the German subtitles, and often the German dubbed audio, but the US often only has French/Spanish audio options for DVDs and Blu-Rays.
My request is that users can set their audio options for the languages they want, and be able to view TV shows' or movies' subtitles in any language they set up, and hear them in any language they set up. If I set up English and German, then I can purchase "Night at the Museum" and I would be able to switch, at-will, between English and German audio, and English and German subtitles.
After buying or renting the movie you should be able to change the language of that movie instead of being stuck with a Spanish movie you cannot convert to English.
I ripped my DVD collection to mp4 with .srt subtitles, any multiple language tracks. However, the Xbox video app cannot play these (any?) subtitles, or additional language tracks.
Please support these, so my kids can watch in there native language, an I can enjoy them in the original language with subtitles.
I have a lot of friends and family who live in Germany and love to watch movies in their original language. They are not using Xbox Video mainly because it does not give them an option to watch an English movie in English, as they only get the German dubbed version. To give an option to switch from the dubbed version to the original language would be fantastic!
I live in Italy, but since I speak four languages, I watch films in their original language. I was able to buy and rent here in Italy films as if I was in the US up until last month and everything stopped working. Now I have everything in Italian and the films I was enjoying, I can no longer get. Is there any information on when this will be fixed?
This should also work on WP and XB1!
The first step can by to select the language at all. So you have audio and subtitle in the same language.
But the suggestion is one year old...
Ferdinando Rodriguez commented
Pleaaaaase do this I hate having only one option of language and mainly is not the original one
Juris Stabiņš commented
This is a definite must! All the content must be accessible first and foremost in its original form.
This is a must. Xbox video is pretty much unusable as it is. Most of people want to watch movies in their original audio with subtitles. This is simple to do and easier to release the movies.
Jared, I agree - not a great workaround, but it's there. We should be able to choose one or two extra subtitle/audio tracks with every single video - the original language, plus one or two extra.
i also would love all the tvshow in englich - by example wilfred when you click on this tvshow from germany it is written 3 season but at the end only 2 are available + the language is german. So fo rthe moment i am watching on web in englisch and the season 3. if it was available for me from germany i will buy it directly because it is more comfortable to have it on my surface or xbox one. thx
+1 here. The only reason why i don´t use the xbox video is because all movies are dubbed. Writing from spain, by way. :)
Jared Harding commented
This is one of my biggest complaints with Xbox Video today. Companies like Funimation have worked around this for anime by providing the same show twice. Once with English dubbing and again in Japanese with English subtitles. This is a poor workaround for a limitation in Xbox Video. I can get multiple languages and subtitle tracks on a DVD. Why not on Xbox Video?
This is a must-have before I even consider using XBox Video. Even better would be a free choice of language.
Kenneth Mitchell commented
My family speaks Spanish so if I want to rent a movie for the whole family I have to go to colorbox so I have Spanish subtitles.
Won't buy anything until this is fixed, mainly because dubbed movies/tv-shows are a crime. Also: please, please, pretty please, stop auto-translating MSDN tech pages... I know, it's not really relevant to Xbox Video, but it's relevant to language, so, if one of you Xbox guys see someone from MSDN in the hall, could you please tell them; in latin.
Yes, this is a great idea!
It would be great to be able to view movies in any available language.
Why limit the user?
Maybe someone wants to learn another language
mikel diez commented
I don't buy any movie on xbox video because of this. I won't pay the same price as the physical version and not obtain the same value.
Definitely something to add, I choose different language usually at home depending on who is watching it with me.
I Just tries to watch french version of scarface and the movie was completely destroyed. Wasted 9$...
There should be an option to change the spoken language when watching a purchased movie. As the movies are pretty expansive, there are little possibilities regarding language compared to Blu-ray or DVD...
Being married to an American but living in Germany, English or Original language is a must for us when it comes to movies. Since Xbox Video is still not offering this, we have to rent movies from Apple, Amazon or Maxdome instead. Another problem (besides the missing oneguide and DLNA functionality) that makes my Xbox One pretty much useless.
I agree. I speak German, and want to switch between the German and English audio and subtitles at will. Why should I pay twice for the same movie, just for a second audio track? Just charge 50¢ for the extra track.