[Videolib] closed captioning on DVDs

Herownword@aol.com
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 11:51:48 EST

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I'm in the process of converting all of my titles to DVD and also closed
captioning them. I've run into a problem with finding DVD/TV setups that will
display the closed captioning. I know that the CCs are actually on the DVDs
because they will display on certain machines. But in trying to buy a TV/DVD
player and/or a TV and DVD player separately in order to review the masters
before I give the go-ahead for the dubs, I've found that many commercially
available machines seem incapable of displaying the DVD CCs, even though they
have no problem displaying the broadcast TV CCs. Has anyone run into this
problem and is there a solution? I feel confident that eventually I'll find
machines that will work for me at my office (I hope!), but it has been such an
incredible pain tracking down this info. that I am anticipating that my
customers will have the same question down the road and I'd like to have a helpful
answer.

Many thanks to anyone who can help.

Jocelyn Riley, HerOwnWords.com

PS Thanks also for the very useful discussion of DVD-Rs. I hadn't been
familiar with that issue and am convinced now that it's worthwhile to go to the
more expensive process rather than risk having disks that will be difficult
or impossible for some users to play, particularly since the end users of many
of my titles are giving large public presentations with them.

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Many thanks to anyone who can help.
 
Jocelyn Riley, HerOwnWords.com
 
PS  Thanks also for the very useful discussion of DVD-Rs.  I=20 hadn't been familiar with that issue and am convinced now that it's worthwhi= le=20 to go to the more expensive process rather than risk having disks that will=20= be=20 difficult or impossible for some users to play, particularly since the end u= sers=20 of many of my titles are giving large public presentations with=20 them.
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