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  1. Member rakf1's Avatar
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    This is a guide to author a DVD with closed captions. You can also add existing DVD subtitles as closed captions to your DVD.

    Tools used:
    1. SCC Tools
    2. DVD lab Pro 2


    Index:
    1. Create closed captions in SCC format
    2. Use DVD lab Pro to add closed captions and author DVD
    3. Verify that the created DVD has closed captions


    1. Create closed captions in SCC format
    DVD lab pro requires the closed captions to be in SCC format. SCC file can be created from an existing srt file (popular subtitle ripped file). Download SCC Tools from the link below:
    http://www.geocities.com/mcpoodle43/SCC_TOOLS/DOCS/SCC_TOOLS.HTML

    If you dont have a srt file, creating one is very simple. The screen-shot below shows an example of srt format. You just have to type in the text and the time code duration for the closed caption to appear on the video.

    00:00:01,000 --> 00:00:03,000 indicates the the text "hello, How are you" will be displayed from 1 second into the video and ends at 3 seconds.


    Use the subrip2scc.exe command line utility from SCC Tools to convert the srt file to scc file.
    subrip2scc test.srt

    SCC Tools also has other options to create scc files from other subtitle formats, refer to the SCC Tools documentation for other options.


    2. Use DVD lab Pro to add closed captions and author DVD

    Use the link below to a tutorial about DVD lab Pro, this guide just explains the steps to add line 21 closed captions to DVD and asumes that the user is familiar with other DVD authoring features od DVD-lab Pro.
    http://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=220092

    Select the 'connection' option under projects
    Right click on the DVD movie as show in the screen-shot below and select the 'UOPs & Settings" option


    Select the browse button for 'Line 21 CC' and select the scc file you just created


    This should add the closed captions to your DVD.


    3. Verify that the created DVD has closed captions

    Open WMP and select the VIDEO_TS.VOB file from the VIDEO_TS folder that was just created using DVD-lab pro

    From 'Play' menu select 'subtitles and captions' and check the 'closed captions' option


    This should display the closed captions.
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    Thanks for the tutorial. I will give it a try.
    But can you please explain the difference between Subtitles and Closed Captions

    Thanks
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  3. Member MOVIEGEEK's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by zenzen1
    Thanks for the tutorial. I will give it a try.
    But can you please explain the difference between Subtitles and Closed Captions

    Thanks
    From CapFaq:
    "Generally speaking, subtitles are intended for hearing audiences and captions for deaf audiences. Subtitles may translate the dialog into a different language, but rarely show all of the audio. For example, captions show sound effects (e.g., "phone ringing" and "footsteps"), while subtitles don't."
    http://www.robson.org/capfaq/overview.html

    BTW...nice guide.
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    Originally Posted by MOVIEGEEK
    Originally Posted by zenzen1
    Thanks for the tutorial. I will give it a try.
    But can you please explain the difference between Subtitles and Closed Captions

    Thanks
    From CapFaq:
    "Generally speaking, subtitles are intended for hearing audiences and captions for deaf audiences. Subtitles may translate the dialog into a different language, but rarely show all of the audio. For example, captions show sound effects (e.g., "phone ringing" and "footsteps"), while subtitles don't."
    http://www.robson.org/capfaq/overview.html

    BTW...nice guide.
    So I assume this guide would work equally well if say I wanted to add English subtitles to a DVD that currently only has French and Dutch subtitles? Or is there some other guide more suited to this purpose?
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  5. Member rakf1's Avatar
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    This guide is to add closed captions (line 21) to DVD....

    Use the link below to a guide for adding subtitles to DVD : http://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=219535
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  6. This didn't work for me. Created the SCC file successfully, selected it from the UOP dialog in DVD-lab Pro 2, it compiled the DVD... no captions. DLP2's verification log does not indicate anything wrong - but there's no indication of CC being added to the MPEG either...

    Any clues from anyone would be appreciated... Thanks.
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  7. Member rakf1's Avatar
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    Create a graph with line21 decoder and check for closed captions, your graph should look something like this:

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    Hello! i'm new here. I have the same problem as slark. I did everything the guide says but it doesn't work.
    Can someone help me? please!

    This is the report (nothing about CC):

    *** DVD Lab Pro Verification Log ***
    8 - 21 - 2008 -- 16:35:38


    ************************
    * *
    * VMG Verification *
    * *
    ************************


    Number of VTS - 1
    Number of Menus: 1


    Menu 01 - Type - Dummy

    Number of imported VTS: 0

    ************************
    * *
    * VTS Verification *
    * *
    ************************


    <<< VTS Number 1 >>>
    Number of Titles: 1


    Title 01 - Type - ES or PES
    Segment 1, Video File D:\Música\Videos\Vive La Fete - Noir Desir.mpv
    Frame Size: 352 X 240
    Frame Rate 4 [1--23.976, 2--24, 4--29.97, 3--25, 5--30]
    Aspect Ratio: 43 [43--4:3, 169--16:9]
    MPEG Video Type: 1 [1--MPEG 1, 2--MPEG 2]
    Chroma: 1 [1--4:2:0, 2--4:2:2, 3--4:4:4]
    GOP 1, size - 69367
    GOP 2, size - 91732
    GOP 3, size - 88673
    Segment 1, Audio File D:\Música\Videos\Vive La Fete - Noir Desir.mp2
    Audio type: MPEG, Channel: 2, Sampling: 48000, Bitrate: 192000
    Segment 1, Subtitle File : None




    Number of Menus: 1


    Menu 01 - Type - Dummy

    ************************
    * *
    * Status Messages *
    * *
    ************************
    Start building Video Title Set ( VTS ) ... - 2001
    Title - 1
    Start building VOB streams - 2210
    Muxing elementary streams is in process ... - 2220
    Initializing audio packets ... - 3005
    Initializing MPEG 1 audio packet ... - 3020
    [INFO] - No subtitle stream is provided - 3739
    Muxing is in process ... - 2300
    Audio packetizing ends - 3025
    Creating PGC for the title is in process ... - 2500
    Creating dummy menu is in process ... - 2790
    Building VTS IFO stream is in process ... - 2800
    Start building Video Manager (VMG) ... - 2005
    Creating dummy menu is in process ... - 2790
    Creating still menu is in process ... - 2700
    Start encoding bitmap ... - 2750
    Reading bitmap is in process ... - 2740
    [INFO] - No audio stream is provided - 3019
    Encoding bitmap and building VOBU is in process ... - 2450
    Building VMG IFO stream is in process ... - 2850

    *** Post Verification ***

    No error was found in the post verification process

    Authoring is successfully completed - 3900
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  9. Video editor pesbs's Avatar
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    I have been having problems on how to burn my DVD with the close caption. I am to complete the first 2 steps, but I am having trouble going from the 2nd step to the third step, since I am not able to Burn the DVD using DVD-lab pro 2 by using its own burning console.

    If you could please help me, I would very much appreciate it.
    Thanks

    Originally Posted by rakf1 View Post
    This is a guide to author a DVD with closed captions. You can also add existing DVD subtitles as closed captions to your DVD.

    Tools used:
    1. SCC Tools
    2. DVD lab Pro 2


    Index:
    1. Create closed captions in SCC format
    2. Use DVD lab Pro to add closed captions and author DVD
    3. Verify that the created DVD has closed captions


    1. Create closed captions in SCC format
    DVD lab pro requires the closed captions to be in SCC format. SCC file can be created from an existing srt file (popular subtitle ripped file). Download SCC Tools from the link below:
    http://www.geocities.com/mcpoodle43/SCC_TOOLS/DOCS/SCC_TOOLS.HTML

    If you dont have a srt file, creating one is very simple. The screen-shot below shows an example of srt format. You just have to type in the text and the time code duration for the closed caption to appear on the video.

    00:00:01,000 --> 00:00:03,000 indicates the the text "hello, How are you" will be displayed from 1 second into the video and ends at 3 seconds.


    Use the subrip2scc.exe command line utility from SCC Tools to convert the srt file to scc file.
    subrip2scc test.srt

    SCC Tools also has other options to create scc files from other subtitle formats, refer to the SCC Tools documentation for other options.


    2. Use DVD lab Pro to add closed captions and author DVD

    Use the link below to a tutorial about DVD lab Pro, this guide just explains the steps to add line 21 closed captions to DVD and asumes that the user is familiar with other DVD authoring features od DVD-lab Pro.
    http://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=220092

    Select the 'connection' option under projects
    Right click on the DVD movie as show in the screen-shot below and select the 'UOPs & Settings" option


    Select the browse button for 'Line 21 CC' and select the scc file you just created


    This should add the closed captions to your DVD.


    3. Verify that the created DVD has closed captions

    Open WMP and select the VIDEO_TS.VOB file from the VIDEO_TS folder that was just created using DVD-lab pro

    From 'Play' menu select 'subtitles and captions' and check the 'closed captions' option


    This should display the closed captions.
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