VDR recordings/timeshift and teletext

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ursli Online
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Not sure if this is the right place but maybe somebody had the same problem already and knows an easy solution.

I was looking into why I don't have teletext when I timeshift under certain conditions (timeshifting with running recording) and it looks like the VDR recordings don't have any teletext at all. So after googling a bit I found some old discussions about patching vdr to allow teletext recording, but I couldn't find any recent infos on it. So my question is easy (I guess); Do I still need to patch and compile vdr myself to get teletext in recordings or is there an easier way by now?
(This post was last modified: 2013-11-01 23:32 by ursli.)
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AFAIK vdr still does not record teletext.
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If vdr-plugin-ttxtsubs installed vdr should record teletext.
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ursli Online
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http://linuxtv.org/vdrwiki/index.php/Ttxtsubs-plugin is saying that I need a patched and recompiled vdr too. Tried to compile it anyway and it's complaining about missing patches in vdr source dir, so I guess that confirms it. Thanks for the infos.
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If you are using the one listed on vdrwiki, thats too old.
you can find the latest here: http://projects.vdr-developer.org/projec...subs/files
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ursli Online
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Nope, got it from the vdr git page (vdr-ttxtsubs-0.3.0.tar.gz). I'm pretty sure you wont get around compiling vdr with the included patches in ttxtsubs.

readme from 0.3.0 saying the same

Quote:The main responsibilities of the VDR patch are to enable the reception of the
teletext data stream and to discover the subtitle pages. So even without the
plug-in, the patch will allow you to record teletext subtitles, which e.g. can
be shown in 3'rd partly players like VLC.
(This post was last modified: 2013-11-05 00:57 by ursli.)
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The problem is XBMC developers isn't interested to support teletext for .ts files.
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ursli Online
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No it's not, the problem is VDR (or whatever backend you're using). XBMC has nothing at all to do with the creation of the file.
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XBMC won't show subtitles anyway without support for it even with recorded teletext.
TVheadend can show for livetv because it has some own support for teletext but doesn't work for recorded files.
For that XBMC's Player need support for it.
Are you sure it doesn't record teletext? Tried press 'v' when you watch the recorded file? that should work but subtitles is ofcourse out of sync there.
Ofcourse you could try that patch but with XBMC it doesn't really matter right now.
(This post was last modified: 2014-02-12 12:55 by Leatherface.)
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J├Ânke Online
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Tvh and xbmc works with subs both on livetv and recordings if you default .mkv and not .ts
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Yes but i record on my box and it records as .ts with everything in it. It records everything that comes in.
XBMC should support TELETEXT on .ts files before it's usable as a replacement for any box.
Transcoding to .mkv needs more cpu usage so that's not an option for everyone.
And if you stream from a linuxbox you need to setup virtual tuners.
vtuner doesn't even work with newer kernels.
But even if tvheadend and vdr supports subs with mkv it's still not TELETEXT as we talked about here.
Why is it so difficult for XBMC developers to fix support for sometinhg that most players and mediacenters already can do?
(This post was last modified: 2014-02-14 14:43 by Leatherface.)
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