enable closed caption accessibility
Posted 05 June 2009 - 02:23 PM
Users can now embed closed caption tracks using El Gato H.264 HD turbo. I've been able to preserve closed captioning on several VIDEO_TS folders that do not have any subtitles at all (no english, spanish, french, etc) but they do have closed captioning. Is there any way that Plex 8 or future version can incorporate a way to read the closed caption stream embedded in all of these videos? If the programs above can do it, why can't Plex be able to provide the same functionality?
Posted 05 June 2009 - 02:39 PM
I have exactly the same issue/concern with Plex, it is incredibly frustrating to find out that none of our movies played through PLEX has capability for close-captioning, hence the need to force us to quit the program and basically go via the straight up "find video in folder" method and playing it off QuickTime. Plex has such an awesome interface that it's a damn shame that this feature is preventing us from enjoying Plex's service to its fullest.
Anybody here at Plex interested in updating the software to allow for close captioning decoding.
Be aware of this
Close Captioning and Subtitles are NOT the same thing.
Subtitle assumes the viewer is "hearing" hence leaving out 100% of the background noise information whereas "Close Captioning" provides the viewer of seeing the background noises such as [Enemy Fire], [Breathing Hard], [Rain Drops], etc.
Imagine trying to watch Alien without the volume on and only subtitles, you essentially miss out on almost what gave that movie the "special touch", but you can make up for it by using close captioning.
[Alien 1: Hissssssssssssing]
[Victim 1's stomach: Blurrbbbb blurrrbbbb]
Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:38 PM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:45 PM
Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:39 PM
Plex uses an ffmpeg based playback subsystem, but not for all plugins - many of those are rendered via their original source (e.g. Silverlight/Flash)
Can m4v files be played back via Quicktime natively then? Instead of the default built in player.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:52 PM
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