[mythtv-users] [SOLVED] Re: Closed captioning woes in 0.24?

Eloy Paris peloy at chapus.net
Mon Nov 29 17:44:45 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 02:56:10PM +0800, Mark Kendall wrote:

> On 24 November 2010 16:48, Eloy Paris <peloy at chapus.net> wrote:
> > Well, this is sort of embarrassing -- using the ffmpeg decoder
> > everything works as before, i.e. perfectly. Perfectly means that I
> > get the option of selecting either VBI CC or ATSC subtitles for all
> > of my recordings, and both work just fine.
> > In any case, thanks a bunch for looking into this and for providing
> > the solution. You really nailed this. What made you suspect it was
> > libmpeg2, BTW; is it known to have some deficiencies?
> I wasn't aware that libmpeg2 didn't output the vbi data but as soon as
> I saw that in your logs, I though it was a likely candidate given the
> symptoms.

Ah okay. Well, needless to say, I don't think I would have been able to
figure out on my own that my closed captioning troubles were caused by
my use of libmpeg2.

> For what it's worth, we will be removing the libmpeg2 decoding option
> soon. This is just the latest of several problems with the library and
> it offers very little, if any, benefit over standard ffmpeg.

Makes sense.


Eloy Paris.-

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