[mythtv] Digital subtitle support

Kenneth Aafl°y lists at kenneth.aafloy.net
Wed Jul 7 18:14:57 EDT 2004


On Wednesday 07 July 2004 23:57, John Patrick Poet wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Jul 2004, Piers Kittel wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I've been following MythTV's progress fairly closely - I've always been
> > hoping to build my own MythTV box but one thing has been stopping me -
> > lack of digital subtitle support.  As I'm Deaf, I require subtitles to
> > be able to watch and enjoy programmes/films etc and would like to
> > include a Digital Terrestrial or Satellite decoder card but apparently
> > support to record/playback subtitles aren't available to be included
> > with MythTV.  I'm not fully sure if even analogue teletext subtitles are
> > recordable with MythTV with an analogue decoder card rather than an
> > external decoder (such as a VCR).  From my experience, a lot of people
> > prefer to be able to see subtitles and I think this feature would
> > benefit everyone greatly if it were available?
> >
> > Thanks very much for reading this
> >
> > Cheers - Piers
>
> As far as the HD-2000 HDTV tunner card goes, this is on Daniel Thor
> Kristjansson todo list.  He is pretty swamped with personal stuff and other
> projects so it could be a while, though.
>
> If you have any programming experience, I am sure he would be more than
> willing to give you the information necessary to implement this feature.

I have teletext working here, it still needs a lot of work, and teletext 
subtitles is not timed very well. I'm going to release a new version of my 
experimental dvb patch sometime in the future, but I can't really say when.

DVB/DVD subtitles should be relativly easy to implement, but since most 
channels have teletext subtitles here, I chose to do this first.

Kenneth


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