[mythtv-users] Saving Closed Caption (Teletext) from PVR 500 to view them on other video players.

Craig Huff huffcslists at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 16:16:32 UTC 2007

On 9/20/07, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> MythTV, as you say, does put the closed captions in the MPEG file but
> they are in a ivtv specific format due to the limitations of the
> hardware. What you can do is set up ccextractor or another extraction
> applications that understand the ivtv CC format as a MythTV user job
> that is run once the recording completes. Then you can use a transcoder
> that understands the extracted caption stream to create an open
> captioned stream. The MythTV video player actually understands some
> external captions, if it finds "*.srt", "*.sub" or "*.txt" style
> captions in the same directory as the video file it will decode them.
> Of course, this won't help on Microsoft Windows.

What about "commercial" DVD players?  Can we add the *.srt (or whatever
ccextractor produces) to a DVD iso image before we burn a disk to take on a
trip to play in our laptop or the hotel provided player?

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