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Posted 4/19/16 , edited 4/19/16
Is there a way to switch the subtitles to the alternate track in Ace Attorney on the Roku app? As far as I can tell the only way to switch subs in Roku is to change your system language settings.
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Posted 4/19/16
It's not possible, as our apps do not support multiple subtitle versions for the same language for a single episode. The track switching only works for the website.
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Posted 6/20/16
Do you know how to switch it on the website? I have been trying and have had no luck.
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Posted 6/20/16
You can just right click on the video itself and select the subtitle track that you want, like this:
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Posted 6/21/16
Maybe that will work then! I tried to change the subtitles to English but I'm still getting the Japanese names, which I had read that those would change when you change the subtitles
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Posted 6/21/16
Same problem here.

Will the apps ever be updated to support this full Sub Track switching?

Really want to be able to watch this on my phone/ps4 with the alternate subs. It's currently the only thing that'll stop me renewing at the end of my free trial.

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Posted 6/21/16 , edited 6/21/16

turbocharge0 wrote:

Same problem here.

Will the apps ever be updated to support this full Sub Track switching?

Really want to be able to watch this on my phone/ps4 with the alternate subs. It's currently the only thing that'll stop me renewing at the end of my free trial.

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Sorry to say, that won't be too likely. Only the web player has soft subs.

All the devices have hard-encoded subs. This means that for every language, and every resolution, a separate file has to be created and stored on the CDN, which has a cost to it. It's the same reason why there are no "raw" video versions on the apps, either, (but you can specify that "live" on the web player as well).

You can change the sub language somewhat on most of the apps, if the choice is available here: /acct/?action=video But the "alt" english choice isn't there, so that means that it won't be available on the apps.
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Posted 7/9/16
So they used the hard way of subtitles. I know that soft subtitles can be used, but then they need to change or rewrite the roku app, so the subtitles can be changed in the app like others streaming services
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Posted 7/9/16

calcu007 wrote:

So they used the hard way of subtitles. I know that soft subtitles can be used, but then they need to change or rewrite the roku app, so the subtitles can be changed in the app like others streaming services

Doing so would mean the CR app couldn't be used on older Roku units.

One of the reasons I upgraded from my old Roku XD|S to the Roku 3 is because the former wouldn't support soft subtitles, and Netflix started having titles that used them. (Worse, at the time for some reason they defaulted to subtitled video on it even when the title included a dub, with no way to switch the audio track on the older Roku).

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