HD subtitles on ONELAN NTBs and VLC media player

If you use third party devices such as a ONELAN Net-Top Box (NTB) or VLC media player to watch HD channels from a TV Server, by default HD subtitles are disabled.

To view them, you will need to make a small change to your TV Server configuration and this document describes that process.

This is an advanced topic! It is intended for system administrators only.


Enabling HD subtitles involves making changes to your etvd.conf.

  1. Connect to the server's console interface.
  2. Select Maintenance (5), then Advanced (4), then Launch Command Shell (3)
  3. Edit the TV Server configuration file directly with the following command:
  4. pico /etc/etvd.conf
  5. Assuming there isn't an existing line defining the setting you are about to create, add the following to the bottom of the file:
  6. [General]
    sendHDSubtitles = true
  7. Press CTRL+X to exit. When prompted to save, press Y. When prompted for the filename, press Enter to use the existing one.

To apply the change you've made

  • either connect to the console and choose Control (4), TV Server Control (1), then Restart (3)
  • or visit the Status page on the web interface and tap Restart