audio description

Tony Baechler tony at
Tue May 5 04:46:32 UTC 2015


I can't specifically help you with audio description, but you could see if
MPlayer supports it.  It does have support for subtitles and might support
USB devices, but I have no idea.

Regarding the subtitles themselves, I can tell you that the BBC subtitles
are in plain text.  If you have Get_IPlayer, you can give it the --subtitles
option to get them in the .srt format which is justa text file with numbers
indicating the time position for the dialog.  They are interesting to read
and could be useful if you for some reason can't get the audio.  Since they
are already in plain text and you download them separately, there is no need
to convert them.  Again, MPlayer should be able to display them in real-time.

On 5/4/2015 11:36 AM, neil at wrote:
> i have one of those rtl832u uusb dongles and it gets me dab and  tv.
> however you cant get  either subtitles or more importantly audio description
> over here except withfreeview hd so i was thinking of getting one of the new 290e dongles.
>    however i am intrigued by the subtitles thing. anyboyd thought of converting these to text using tesseract or similar.
> is thi spossible to do in real time?

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