[mythtv] Digital subtitle support

John Patrick Poet john at BlueSkyTours.com
Wed Jul 7 18:24:54 EDT 2004

On Wed, 7 Jul 2004, Piers Kittel wrote:

> John,
> Would the HD-2000 tuner work in Europe with satellite or terrestrial
> broadcasts (such as FreeView)?  I don't think they're HDTV compatiable
> aren't they?  Or will subtitle support for the HDTV tuner be portable to
> DVB (terrestrial or satellite) subtitle support?
> Thanks again for your help
> Cheers - Piers
> 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.
> >
> > John

I don't think Europe went with the same standard for HD as the US.  That
being said, I do belive that DVB and ATSC are very similar, but probably not
*that* similar.

Looks like Kenneth is working on what you need.


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