Sub titles

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by colly, 13 Jan 2018.

  1. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    In the middle of watching Spiral on BBC 4. It's French with sub titles. Very good it is too.

    I don't speak French and can read the sub titles perfectly.
    Why can't I watch it without having the sound at normal levels?

    The sound was low earlier and I while I could hear the voices faintly I needed the volume up so I could hear them clearly.

    Even though I only knew the odd word here and there.
     
    Last edited: 14 Jan 2018
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  2. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Perhaps I have misunderstood, but I find the sound level to be much the same as other channels, and I can adjust the sound as high or low as I wish.:smile:
     
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  3. OP
    OP
    colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    No didnt mean that. The sound is fine. Its just that i prefer the soind up to mormsl levels even though i can't understand the language.
    Listening to it on very low is just not right.
     
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  4. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I understand now, enjoy!:smile:
     
  5. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    You can. Or at least, the rest of us can.
     
  6. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Sat down to watch a French movie a friend got for me an hour ago. The subtitles came on. They were in French.
     
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  7. irish on the costa blanca

    irish on the costa blanca day of war = warrior, day of peace = man of peace

    I'm the exact same, it might have something to do with wanting to hear all of the sounds involved which make up as much of the programme-film than the voices.
     
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  8. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Think of it as a learning experience ;)
     
  9. Mr Celine

    Mr Celine Discordian

    Location:
    Atlantis
    Je ne comprend pas.
     
  10. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    I like the sound of the language.
     
  11. irish on the costa blanca

    irish on the costa blanca day of war = warrior, day of peace = man of peace

    I agree, for me its Spanish more than any other language.
     
  12. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Moderator

    So that you know who is talking. It is not just that you need to understand what is said, you also need to know who said it. So the deep-toned voice belongs to the older Detective, and the higher-pitched fast talking voice is the teenager. That's what I found/heard when watching "Wallander" in Swedish.
     
  13. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Like you say if you don't hear the 'background noise' then you might as well watch a silent film from the 20's.
     
  14. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    It gives context to the words.
    Are they shouting or whispering.
    Angry or sad.
    You can pick this up from the sound of the voices even if you don’t understand the words.
     
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