[mythtv-users] Moving recordings onto DVD with subtitles

Piers Kittel mythtv at biased.org
Sun Dec 11 19:48:21 EST 2005

Thanks so much for all those highly helpful information but I forgot to 
mention that I'm an Brit with MythTV set up with DVB-T so subtitles are 
encoded in the MPEG-2 stream so while your information is excellent, it 
can't be applied to my problem :(

Hopefully someone else will be able to help, and hopefully your 
information will be useful for someone else in the future! :)

Thanks so much for your help again.

Regards - Piers

f-myth-users at media.mit.edu wrote:
>     Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 11:20:05 +0000
>     From: Piers Kittel <mythtv at biased.org>
>     Hello all,
>     As I'm deaf, I require to watch TV with subtitles - there's no choice 
>     for me really.  Anyway, I'm using MythTV taken from SVN only so I can 
>     have subtitle support which 0.18.1 doesn't have.  My hard drive is 
>     filling with programs I want to keep, and I want to transfer it to video 
>     DVD but I want to peserve the subtitles - i.e. I can put it in my bog 
>     standard DVD player, start playing and select "English Subtitles" and it 
>     works.  How can I do this if it's any way possible?  If selection is not 
>     possible, is it possible to "paste" subtitles on the screen making "open 
>     captions", and if this isn't possible, what are my options?
> One more piece of this---if you're going with the solution of just
> dumping the CC into a file using Hui Zhou's utility, you don't
> necessarily have to use the SVN MythTV.  I'm using 0.18.1, in which
> the UI checkbox to enable subtitling doesn't work with ivtv 0.4.0 or
> 0.4.1 (I'm using both on various machines), but you can enable it
> yourself by calling
>   ivtvctl -b wss,cc -x 1 -d /dev/video0
> for each of video0, 1, ... that you may have capturing video,
> and by calling
>   ivtvctl -w wss,cc      -d /dev/video0
> for each card you have displaying video (e.g., a -350 that you use for
> capturing and display should have both lines, and a -250 should have
> only the first).  This needs to be enabled once per boot; I just put
> the appropriate lines in /etc/init.d/mythbackend after it starts
> mythbackend itself.  (If you do this, note that, in my distro at
> least, ivtvctl lives in /usr/local/bin/, but the default path for
> init scripts doesn't include that directory, so you may have to
> write /usr/local/bin/ivtvctl instead.)
> I don't know if capturing CC data works at all in ivtv releases prior
> to 0.4.0, so I'd recommend upgrading to there if you try this in an
> earlier release and it doesn't work.  (Don't upgrade until you try it,
> of course---no point possibly going through the hassle of upgrading
> and maybe breaking a working configuration if the current one works
> well enough...)
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