Closed captioning for LiveTV/Recordings
Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:30 PM
I see there have been a few posts about this over the years. I figured to start a fresh thread rather than reviving one of the old ones. Has there been any progress on this front? I have family that this is a critical necessity for and since I do love the Emby app, I would rather keep using it exclusively. I have not programmed in this area before but am also glad to pick up and help in any way possible.
Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:08 PM
Hey @Sammy, I’m out and about so I do not have the version numbers handy. I will update tonight once I’m home. However, I downloaded the latest Roku Ultra version yesterday and also installed the latest Emby Theater version on Tuesday. I’m running a custom built HTPC on Windows 10. I could be wrong but I believe it is using the default MPV player.
What player and device are you using?
CC work now in the AndroidTV beta which is quite stable for a beta.
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Emby Theater v3.0.5
Roku v. 9.0.0 build 4083-46.
Emby app v3.0 build 111.
I have attached a screenshot with stats from the ET client.
As @Doofus confirmed, it is using the MPV player. My tuner is an HDHR Connect Quatro.
Edited by carpediem, 06 December 2018 - 09:11 PM.
Posted 06 December 2018 - 04:26 PM
installed the latest Emby Theater version on Tuesday. I’m running a custom built HTPC on Windows 10. I could be wrong but I believe it is using the default MPV player.
It is. I haven't done much testing with cc. I'm curious to see how mpv handles them. I'll have poke at it, when I get a chance.
Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:40 PM
Posted 11 December 2018 - 01:57 PM
This is what's needed to be added, when Luke has enough time.
It works in the standalone, but not in Theater.
@Doofus, thanks for the pointer here. I was able to test running MPV as a stand-alone app with the sub-create-cc option in an mpv.conf file. I don’t know if there is a difference in versions of ET we are using, but I was able to get captions when playing back a recording. I also tested using MPV as an external player and was able to get the captions to play from a live stream. The MPV player closed after playing any given live stream for about 50-55 seconds. I’m guessing this has to do with how the streamed data itself is received and broken into chunks? I also played around with a few other options regarding the position of the caption on screen (sub-pos, sub-margin-y) but these did not seem to have any effect. I am happy @Luke is doing some work on this, this is definitely a big deal in my household as we switch over.
Posted 11 December 2018 - 02:14 PM
I haven't tested with mpv as an external player in a while, but I also had an issue with it closing. When I test, I just use it, independently.
sub-pos is for subtitles, not cc. They are different..
Edited by Doofus, 11 December 2018 - 04:56 PM.
Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:15 PM
Ok, so cc is broken in the recent Git builds. I tested with the last Git build before the latest release, and they worked, then. So something has broken it.
It appears to only be broken with 1080 mpeg2 stuff. It works just fine with 720p.
Edited by Doofus, 11 December 2018 - 11:39 PM.
Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:38 PM
Edited by carpediem, 26 February 2019 - 06:39 PM.
Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:57 PM
I took down the sample
Edited by Doofus, 26 February 2019 - 07:05 PM.
Posted 27 August 2019 - 04:30 PM
Ok, so after re-testing, it looks like it's a problem with deinterlacing. If I disable deinterlacing, they work.
Hey @Doofus, just noticed that you had put in an update here. Thanks for that find! Could you please tell me how to disable deinterlacing?
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