TIVO series 2 as a tv tuner a closed caption tuner for an lcd monitor

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  1. supercoqui

    supercoqui New Member

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    Good day experts,

    First time I stumbled around your site. I have spend the last 3 days reading around different post and sticking different information together. I just need a little help to make it all together. Here is my dilemma.

    1. I have a high definition 22 inch wide screen monitor, it has DVI, analog(VGA), composite, S-video and component input, no speaker, no tv tuner.

    2. I have a 5.1 home theatre for all audio needs.

    3. Tivo series 2 connected to monitor, acting as a tv tuner and connected directly to tv tuner..


    Everything is working perfectly, the only thing I am lacking are closed captions.

    I was reading about Dtivo series 2, tivovbi and others. As I understand TIVOVBI can make the closed caption be displayed on the monitor.

    How do I install it and use it?? what things should I watch out for?? Also found this post on dealtime (dealtime_com/forum/showthread_php?t=41313)

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    This thread continues cross-platform development for embeem's tivovbi. tivovbi is a userland program that grabs VBI (closed caption and XDS) data destined for the video outputs, and dumps it to the console, a file, or the on-screen display. tivovbi is commonly used to produce transcripts of television programs, and to implement on-screen captions on monitors that do not support CC.

    Changes in the 20050202 release:

    - added preliminary series2.5 osd support (surface creation may be faulty)
    - added -r (remote) option and -w (wait) option

    Prior work on tivovbi can be found in these threads:

    Original tivovbi 1.03 release thread
    Series2 OSD and tivovbi work

    The -r option allows the user to toggle captioning from the remote control. More details are in the README. This option requires a Series2.0/Series2.5 machine at TiVo software 4.0 or above, and the routerplus kernel module found here.

    On a Series1, tivovbi will run as-is.

    On a Series2.0/Series2.5, tivovbi requires the s2vbi/pxmpegdecode module (in post #2).

    Usage examples can be found in the README. This is how I run it on startup:

    Code:
    export VBI_MODULE=/lib/modules/pxmpegdecode.o
    /usr/local/bin/tivovbi -c1 -oC -r0 -w

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  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Get a CC box, it will be much easier.
     
  3. rpdre1

    rpdre1 New Member

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    Later on in that same thread, at the end of post 5 I made some quick instructions: /forum/showthread.php?p=272336#post272336

    You don't have to read that whole post, just scroll down to the part that says "Some quick instructions:" in bold (search the page if you have to).... If you can't follow those instructions, just give up.

    I recommend you use the instructions in post 5 with the binaries attached to post 6.
     
  4. supercoqui

    supercoqui New Member

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    great thanks... I will try it this week rpdre1 :D
     
  5. supercoqui

    supercoqui New Member

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    Weird, I am trying to go to the post you indicated on dealtime and it is not appearing.
     
  6. rpdre1

    rpdre1 New Member

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    dealtime? I thought that was a typo in your first post.... it's deal data base, without the spaces.
     

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