Post Reply Changing sub language on the PS4 to make it usable?
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Posted 9/10/15 , edited 9/10/15
So I was watching the first episode of Prison School without much issues, outside of my surprise that the subs were in french (my language is set to US english as the default for my country is german,, which I, along many other swiss, don't speak) but since I'm from the french speaking part of my country, no issues.
And then I fire up the second episode and surprise surprise this time the subs are in spanish, for ... switzerland?, making the show impossible to watch on the PS4.

A quick look at the website shows that the anime is available in 2 sub language: french and spanish, which is no big deal on the website because you can actually *choose* which one you want. But on the ps4 I am out of luck it seems.

Did I somehow miss the option to change the sub language? If not, this is a most necessary change to be made as I'm sure Prison School is not the only show that suffers from that issue.
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Posted 9/10/15 , edited 9/10/15

SketchingDays wrote:

So I was watching the first episode of Prison School without much issues, outside of my surprise that the subs were in french (my language is set to US english as the default for my country is german,, which I, along many other swiss, don't speak) but since I'm from the french speaking part of my country, no issues.
And then I fire up the second episode and surprise surprise this time the subs are in spanish, for ... switzerland?, making the show impossible to watch on the PS4.

A quick look at the website shows that the anime is available in 2 sub language: french and spanish, which is no big deal on the website because you can actually *choose* which one you want. But on the ps4 I am out of luck it seems.

Did I somehow miss the option to change the sub language? If not, this is a most necessary change to be made as I'm sure Prison School is not the only show that suffers from that issue.


It's a pain, but you need to set your "web" preference to whichever of the two available choices you can deal with for that show, then set it back to English for most of the rest.. /acct/?action=video (and probably exit out of the app on your PS4, then go back in-between shows)

CR doesn't have English rights to that show because Funimation has them. (and indeed in the US, we don't get that show at all on CR, we have to go to Funi or Hulu for it)

CR also doesn't have a mechanism in place to say: First English, then French, then Spanish, etc. It only looks for one setting and if it can't deliver that, then you get whatever comes up.

If you have your default preference set to English (not one of the possibilities for that show) you will get whatever encode version is available first, whether that is French or Spanish. What you get probably depends on which one first finished being transferred to the CDN your location is using...
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Posted 9/10/15
It actually worked! Although I had to change the language settings within the PS4 back to default, as otherwise it overrides the choice. Thank you very much!

It also removes the default set to german problem!

You're my hero of the day

Licensing headaches man...
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Posted 11/18/15
Hey there, I'm from The Netherlands and I don't speak French or Spanish. Is there any chance there will be English subs for Prison School and / or Gangsta anytime soon? If not is there a time-frame for when there will be English subs?
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Posted 11/18/15 , edited 11/19/15

SinThaSizah wrote:

Hey there, I'm from The Netherlands and I don't speak French or Spanish. Is there any chance there will be English subs for Prison School and / or Gangsta anytime soon? If not is there a time-frame for when there will be English subs?


We don't have a license for English subtitles for those 2 titles. We can only offer those in French and Spanish, and only in certain regions of Europe/Africa.
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Posted 11/18/15

shinryou wrote:

We can only offer those in English and Spanish, and only in certain regions of Europe/Africa.

I'm thinking you actually meant French and Spanish there.

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Posted 11/19/15 , edited 11/19/15
It's weird though that I can watch it, but with the subtitles being French or Spanish I don't understand any of it.
And as far as I know, Funimation doesn't own the rights for Europe, as their services aren't available over here...
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Posted 11/19/15

TheAncientOne wrote:


shinryou wrote:

We can only offer those in English and Spanish, and only in certain regions of Europe/Africa.

I'm thinking you actually meant French and Spanish there.



Sorry, French, of course.
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