ijr at po
Nov 4, 2002, 10:18 AM
Post #2 of 3
On Monday 04 November 2002 12:10 pm, Dan Schwarz wrote:
Re: Feature Idea: Closed caption extraction and text search, skip to quote
[In reply to]
> Just found this project and mailing list through a link on Slashdot.
> Looks great and I can't wait to put some hardware together and try it out!
> Does mythtv support closed captioned text? If so, I wonder if anyone has
> considered implementing this feature:
> Extract the closed caption text from each program and store it along
> with appropriate index information in a text file.
> Then, implement a text search feature that will find all occurrances of
> a word or phrase and display them in a list along with the program name
> and time the phrase appeared. Selecting an occurance will start playing
> the program and scene from that point.
> As far as I know, no PVR has anything like this. It would make it easy
> to find your favorite quote from a movie, jump ahead to the Weather
> forecast in today's news broadcast, etc.
> One could also extract and view or email a complete program summary
> based on the closed caption text.
> What do you think?
I've thought about doing this, actually. I just haven't had time yet. I do
think it'd be an excellent feature, though, so if anyone wants to do it....
Also -- don't catch what someone said in a show, seek back, turn on the CC
display, etc, would be fairly neat.