[vdr] vdr-1.5.9 and ttxtsubs patch/plugin

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 18:13:59 CEST 2007

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 09/04/07 23:45, Luca Olivetti wrote:
>> En/na Klaus Schmidinger ha escrit:
>>> I haven't looked into the code of the ttxt subtitle plugin, yet, but
>>> currently my idea is to convert the ttxt subtitles into DVB subtitles,
>>> so that VDR only needs to handle one type of subtitiles for recording
>>> and live viewing.
>> Aren't dvb subtitles just bitmaps? If so, converting the text to a 
>> bitmap for recording doesn't seem a good idea to me.
> Well, in the end they would have to be displayed as bitmaps, anyway.
> Besides, the DVB subtitle specs also provide a means of having
> character strings instead of bitmaps. I'm not sure yet how it's
> going to be, but I'm certainly not going to have two (or three, with
> "Closed Captioning") different subtitling methods throughout VDR.
> There's _one_ mechanism, based on "ETS 300 743", and anything else
> will be converted to this as early as possible.

I don't think converting text to bitmaps is a good idea, you'll lose the 
ability to format the text at your will, and the ability to export them 
as .srt or .sub files.

Anssi Hannula

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