Req Adopt Core CC Parser Video filter in XBMC to enable WMC Closed Captions?
#1
Hey All,

My wife is deaf, so captions is a pretty big priority for our house. While we can use Windows Media Center fine with captions, I really like XBMC's extended functionality. However, XBMC does not currently have a way (that I know of) to display captions.

Doing some digging, I found that MediaPortal does allow live TV CC via a video/directshow filter, which appears to be a variant of Core CC Parser (http://sourceforge.net/projects/cccp/) to remux the captions into the live TV stream. Their info and filter is here: http://wiki.team-mediaportal.com/1_MEDIA...AM_streams.


I know that XBMC primarily uses ffmpeg for it's live video and encoding, but I didn't know if there was a way to use this existing filter's work (or look into how it does it) to enable Live TV Captions?

Any and all information is greatly appreciated, or if there's anything I can do to assist, let me know.
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#2
I have been looking into solving this problem too. You can check out this thread in the pvr development forum that I started a few days ago, to see what I have been doing:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=205555

And look at the ticket that started from it. This thread is about live-TV streams, and I can't tell from your post whether you need cc enabled for recordings or live-TV streams or both. If you mostly need it for recordings, I think its best to generate srt files for each recording. I have been playing with making these srt files with swmc, but if you don't mind a more complicated setup you can get this functionality now using a free program called ccextractor. You can use swmc's external action trigger to run cc extractor each time a recording ends.
Windows Media Center PVR addon (pvr.wmc) and server backend (ServerWMC)
http://bit.ly/serverwmc
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#3
Thanks for the response.

I'm definitely looking at it for both, but have found the existing workarounds for recordings. It's Live TV That is currently the issue.
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