[mythtv-users] The future of MythTV

Per Jessen per at computer.org
Tue Jun 8 10:18:33 UTC 2021

Stuart Auchterlonie wrote:

> On 08/06/2021 09:55, Per Jessen wrote:
>> John Pilkington wrote:
>>> On 04/06/2021 20:39, Per Jessen wrote:
>>>> Also, the ability to specify the language of the audio stream(s)
>>>> when recording would be nice - I get lots of recordings in
>>>> languages I don't understand.
>>> Playback in Mythfrontend has the NEXTAUDIO key, by default + , which
>>> ought to step through the available options.  For DVB-T/T2 in the UK
>>> I think that usually gives an
>>> audio-description-for-the-visually-handicapped track, but you will
>>> probably have others.
>> Yes, that works very well, but it would be nice to say "record this
>> title, but only if it has sound in one of (lang1,lang2)"  - popular
>> series are often broadcast in many countries, and often in local
>> language only.  Back when "The Big Bang Theory" was a big hit, I
>> would have recordings in four-five different languages :-)
>> With Swiss telly alone it can be an issue too, but it is easy to tidy
>> up.
> I would be suprised if there was sufficient meta data available for
> the scheduler to be able to make this decision.
> With digital tv these days, they typically broadcast multiple
> languages in different streams at the same time, so a single recording
> would have all the broadcast languages in it

It depends on the licensing I believe.  We certainly frequently see
something with an original English language sound track, but only
broadcast with the dubbed version in French or German, for instance. 

Per Jessen, Zürich (21.0°C)

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