February 14th, 2008, 02:13 PM
553 & closed captions
I've made a DVD with this version and found the closed captions work, sort of.
One problem is that outside the computer I see no closed captions at all from the DVD. Does anyone know if consumer DVD players normally pass closed captions information to a TV? Mine is a Sony DVP-NS50P connected to a Magnavox 32" LCD TV via S-video input. The TV displays CC correctly in broadcasts. Maybe it can't handle them from S-video input?
The dvr-ms program I made the DVD from displays the closed captions accurately when directly played with Media Center, but when I play the DVD with Media Center, the closed captions are missing many characters. Is there some other change I should make in the TVSuite setup that would restore the integrity of the CC? I'm using erasable discs until I can resolve this.
Are others having success with CC? Comments, suggestions ...
February 14th, 2008, 09:35 PM
If you read a few of the recent comments, you will see you aren't alone. There seems to be a significant problem with CCs and some file formats. My DVD with DVR-MS files didn't compile properly, but I believe some folks have had success, maybe with mpgs.
I'm on the sidelines until things progress a bit further. This IS beta software and a bump in the road occurs every now and then. I'm sure that patience will pay dividends in the end.
If you just want to make a DVD without CCs, v551 was solid in my experience.
February 14th, 2008, 09:41 PM
We know about this problem in 553 and it should be fixed in 554. I'll try to get a 554 build out in the next couple of days for people to try.
Dan Rosen ( VideoReDo )
February 15th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Thanks DanR and DougInAz for the replies. I was afraid I was not using the program correctly. I'll patiently wait for further developments in upcoming releases.
I tried a DVD that has known good captions with my Sony DVD player, and found the captions were not displayed on the TV. Apparently the Sony doesn't send the information to the TV, or the TV can't read it from the S-video signal.
I've done some studying on the CC process and see now that it's not at all straight forward, depending as it does on the video blanking part of the NTSC signal. I've found a DVD Player (DVD-S661) made by Yamaha that they say has a CC decoder built in, and they are activated in the player, not in the TV. That -should- make the captions viewable no matter the connection to the TV; one is on its way.