[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #6509: Closed Captions Don't Work on Frontend Machine

Jack Deslippe jdeslip at berkeley.edu
Sat May 2 03:38:15 UTC 2009

I have a bit of an update on the CC captions which work only on the 
joint backend/frontend machine and not on the remote frontends.

I have actually discovered that it works on some of the channels but not 
others on the frontend.  I live in the Bay Area, and one of the local 
stations has a 4-1 and 4-2 channel.  Both are digital, but 4-1 looks 
like the old low res analogue and 4-2 is in HD.  Captions correctly work 
on 4-1 on all my machines, but they only work on 4-2 on the joint 
backend/frontend.  For 4-2, the captions say they are turned on but 
nothing displays on my two laptops acting as frontends.  They don't work 
on ABC/FOX on my frontend laptops, but they do work on PBS (which is HD). 

Does this give anyone an idea of what is wrong?  I'd like to get it 
working for all channels.  Sorry for not making this discovery sooner.


Ramon Redondo wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Jack Deslippe <jdeslip at berkeley.edu 
> <mailto:jdeslip at berkeley.edu>> wrote:
>     Michael T. Dean wrote:
>         Next try changing your /OSD/ theme in OSD Settings.  Make sure
>         there's a *.ttf file in the OSD theme directory (i.e.
>         FreeSans.ttf).
>         Mike
>     Hmm.  That seemed promising, but, alas, I don't think it is the
>     problem.  I tried using the two default OSD themes on my frontends
>     still no luck.  I then installed the same OSD theme that I use on
>     the joint backend/frontend box that works, still no lock.  That
>     has a HandelGotD.ttf file in the directory.
>     Any other suggestions?
> Could it be a lack of a freetype installation?  
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