I'm still a MakeMKV / MKVToolNix neophyte, and had a couple questions regarding this that I was hoping you could help with. I have had the same issue with the backups of my BlueRay discs not displaying subtitles on my WDTV box. I followed these instructions (With the exception of Step 2, since I couldn't find that checkbox in mkvmerge GUI v6.1.0), and remuxed my MakeMKV (v1.8.0) Lincoln mkv backup. Fortunately, the subtitles are now displayed on my WDTV, however, I am having another issue:
1) I don't know if this is necessarily related to the issue at hand, but I noticed the file size has changed. The original Lincoln mkv directly from MakeMKV is 37,939,118. The remuxed mkv file from mkvmerge GUI v6.1.0 is 37,903,112. Not sure if this is compression related, or something else, but figured I'd mention it.
2) This is the real issue. When trying to play the remuxed mkv file using VLC, it takes a very long time to skip around the movie. For example, if I start the movie, and want to skip to the middle, I click the timeline in VLC to skip to the middle, and it takes about a minute for it to move to that location. If I try to do this using the original MakeMKV mkv file, skipping around the movie is instant. It should be noted though, that when I use my WDTV to either fast forward the movie, or use the feature to skip to a specific time in the movie, it is instant. So the issue is just when I use VLC to play the remuxed mkv.
This being said, my questions are as follows:
1) Since I pretty much watch 50% of my movies on my PC, I can't have this delay when trying to skip around movies that I've remuxed with mkvmerge. Does anyone know what is causing the issue with playback using VLC?
2) Is the remuxing of MakeMKV backups still necessary? Considering how bad-ass Mike's application is, frankly, I'm quite surprised that this is still needed. I would think that the direct MakeMKV backups would have the PGS subtitles correctly muxed so that they would display right off the bat on the WDTV. Is this a feature that's still lacking in MakeMKV, or is this a user ID-10-T error? I should probably also note that whenever I backup my BRs, if there are multiple English subtitles listed, I usually only select the very first English subtitle in the list.
Thanks in advance for your help!!