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Closed Captions Question

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by alleybj, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. alleybj

    alleybj Member

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    I had thought Tivotogo now transferred closed captions, but now I'm wondering if I'm wrong; can someone enlighten me? thanks
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Captions have always been transferred with TTG. It's easy to check too using "mediainfo" or playing back with "VLC".

    For series 4 and later units there are issues preserving captions when transferring BACK to a TiVo (TiVoToComeBack) in mpeg2 program stream container, but that's a separate issue.
     
  3. alleybj

    alleybj Member

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    I'm transferring from an Elite and am definitely not having the subtitles transfer over. Is there any setting that would help this? I'm going to check my Roamio and see if there's a difference. Thanks
     
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Post the output of "mediainfo" here for a transferred title. As long as you can confirm captions exist in original recording on TiVo then they should transfer over via TTG in whatever format you use.
     
  5. alleybj

    alleybj Member

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    What is this mediainfo of which you speak, and where might I find it? Thanks
     
  6. Hyrax

    Hyrax New Member

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    I thought the same thing once, but the closed captions are definitely in the transferred file. You may need to convert the .TIVO file to a .mpg file to be able to see them, or extract them.
     
  7. alleybj

    alleybj Member

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    I guess I've figured out that the captions do transfer to the computer, they just don't transfer back to the Tivo. I've seen various threads on this, but no solution. Has anyone come up with one? thanks
     
  8. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I mentioned that in my 1st post of this thread. It is possible to get captions when transferring back. The key is you have to transfer back to TiVo using mpeg2 TS container, which you can do by setting up recent version of pyTivo with ts=on setting in [server] section of pyTivo.conf and also making sure you point pyTivo to a recent version of ffmpeg. That way when you transfer to TiVo pyTivo will remux to TS container if necessary and captions will come out fine.
     

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