No Subtitles in Video

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Nextcloud version (eg, 18.0.2): 19.0.3
Operating system and version (eg, Ubuntu 20.04): CentOS 7.8 (NethServer)
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The issue you are facing:
When playing a video ion nextcloud, subtitles are not shown. Both .srt and .vtt files are available in the same directory.

Is this the first time you’ve seen this error? (Y/N): yes, it’s the first time I tried to watch a video (mp4) from nextcloud

Steps to replicate it:

  1. log in nextcloud
  2. browse to directory
  3. click .mp4 file

The output of your Nextcloud log in Admin > Logging:

nothing in the logs for video playback

Is there anywhere the video playback functionality can be told to find .rst or .vtt files so they show up in the playback stream?
I tried both .srt and .vtt files. Also renamed .vtt file to .txt all without showing the subtitles when playing the video.
Having the mp4 and subtitles locally is no problem (with VLC player or videos application (KDE-Plasma)

So, basically there is no subtitle support whatsoever. That’s a pity.
Would have been really nice if it would be available.

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A couple really nice film players exist with subtitle support that you can host externally and plug into your cloud: