[mythtv] Ticket #11899: Garbled CCs on some stations

Jim Stichnoth stichnot at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 07:15:40 UTC 2013

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM, faginbagin <mythtv at hbuus.com> wrote:

> On 10/17/2013 2:05 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> > wasn't the 608 format dropped not long ago?
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> What was dropped was CEA-608 *Teletext* captions, which I think is an
> obsolete captioning method once used outside of North America. In North
> America, CEA-608 *Closed* captions are still widely used. It would be a
> really unpopular idea to drop support for CEA-608 Closed captions.
> Right, "normal" CEA-608 closed captions will be supported forever, given
the vast number of older recordings whose only subtitles are those.  I
could never find a sample of CEA-608 teletext and no one spoke up, so that
part is mostly gone from MythTV.

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