Thanks for the feedback, guys:
(2012-12-10 16:44)shiretoko212 Wrote: Having direct button control over audio language and subtitles so easily would be nice, though doesn't xbmc usually default to the best audio and subtitle options? Would having these things on buttons possibly cause people press them mid-viewing accidentally? I'm not against the changes, just a few concerns.
In my use cases, XBMC's auto-selection of audio/subtitle tracks doesn't come into play -- at least not until XBMC can read my mind and tell when I want to listen to a commentary track or need to turn on subtitles 'cause I have no idea what that guy just said (I think I'll hold off on making that feature request just yet). Also, I don't think it's any worse/better than having aspect ratio toggling on a button, which is a feature I personally don't use but would be annoying if I accidentally bumped it mid-viewing.
(2012-12-10 17:15)natethomas Wrote: With that said, the fact that we default subtitles on does suggest that easy access to subtitle switching would be nice. The only problem I see with it is I'm not sure that there's another way to call up the Info screen using only the controller. We can change subtitles using the OSD. If we are going to get rid of a feature altogether, it should be a feature that is only using for debugging or nerding out. For example, I wouldn't be opposed to putting ShowSubtitles on the right shoulder, and then removing Codec Info from start, and replacing that with the Info screen.
I should have mentioned that alternative in my previous post, as that's what I actually did with my modified keymap. I prefer a mostly redundant Info overlay over Codec Info, although I'm fairly ambivalent on the issue.
Thanks again for taking this into consideration. I really appreciate it.