[mythtv-users] OT: DVB/HDTV/Analog tuner cards

ffrr ffrr at tpg.com.au
Fri Jul 15 18:27:15 EDT 2005

Scott wrote:

> On Jul 15, 2005, at 11:09 AM, Leo Przybylski wrote:
>> CC is teletext for hearing impaired. Not that I'm hearing impaired,  
>> it's just my preference. Even when watching DVDs, I like to have  the 
>> subtitles on. In myth, the command to turn on CC is 'c'  
>> appropriately enough.
>>> As for closed captioning - if you can explain what it is and how  to 
>>> test it, I
>>> could try it out for you
> I would be interested to know if CC were available for mpeg2 streams  
> recorded with the HD3000 card as well I do know that when watching  
> shows via my Samsung HDTV tuner from OTA sources I can see CC text  
> when it is available. In other words, I know for sure that CC text is  
> transmitted in the HDTV OTA signal. Not all programs are closed  
> captioned. The best bet are main stream shows like Late Night or  
> popular dramas (ER, Lost, House, etc)
> Xine, mplayer, and the internal MythTV video player all decode CC  
> data. As Leo said, for the internal MythTV player the option is 'c'  
> to enable or disable it. For mplayer the option is "-subcc" and for  
> xine there config file option is "subtitles.closedcaption.enabled".
> I am hearing impaired and addicted to movies :) For me MythTV is one  
> component in the home theater I set up last year and I plan to add  
> the ability to record HDTV shows via a HD3000 adapter soon. For now,  
> MythTV mainly serves as a front end for DVD playback where I let xine  
> handled the CC decoding. The main reasons for using a HTPC to handle  
> DVD playback are to improve picture quality (very noticeable  
> improvement) and handle CC decoding since projectors do not decode CC  
> data.
> For the curious, photos of my small HT are at http://donpoo.net/ 
> gallery/ht
> -- 
> Scott <catfather at donpoo.net>
> AIM: BlueCame1

Well the 'c' key seems to have no effect on any channels showing this 
early morning, but it's mostly kids shows and foreign language stuff.    
I will try again tonight during the normal programming.

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