When audio and subtitle language options are enabled, languages can be configured for film soundtracks and subtitles in Head Office Manager or Cinema Manager > Maintenance > Film Language.
Note: By default, the film languages list includes two non-language entries: Silent Movie and No Subtitles. If you don't need all the languages in the list, you can set the languages you're not using to Inactive.
Each language is designated an audio language, a subtitle language, or both. Associate each language with corresponding attributes to make it available in the Film and Session maintenance forms.
ABC Cinemas is showing a film at an international film festival. A session with German dialogue and English subtitles needs to be created.
First, in the Attributes maintenance form, the manager defines the attribute record German Language and the attribute record English Subtitles.
Next, in the Film Language maintenance form, the manager verifies that the language German is set to Active, and selects the Used for Audio check box. In the Audio Attribute field, the manager selects German Language and doesn't select an option in the Subtitles Attribute field. For the language English, the manager does the opposite: selects the Used for Subtitles check box and selects English in the Subtitles Attribute field, leaving the Audio Attribute field blank.
Next, in the Film maintenance form, the manager selects German in the Original Audio and Available Audio fields, and English in the Subtitles field.
Finally, in the Sessions maintenance form, German is available in the Audio Language field, and English in the Subtitles field. The manager selects these options and creates the session.
Important! If no languages are selected for a film or session, the language selected in Site > Primary Language for each cinema site is automatically applied.