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Where is the CC stored?

Apr 2, 2015 at 8:29 PM
Running 2.3.13

I have it checked off to extract the close captioning using CCextractor but I'm not sure where the .srt file is being placed/stored.

Does the program extract the CC as a .srt file or is it only using it to create embedded program files?

If the latter... is there any way to generate the .srt files as part of the compression process?

Thanks
Coordinator
Apr 2, 2015 at 8:50 PM
The srt file is generated and saved along with the converted file. (If the closed captions are actually extracted see the logs)

Apr 3, 2015 at 1:47 PM
Edited Apr 3, 2015 at 1:47 PM
I assume you mean there should be another, separate file along with the compressed video file, correct? There is not. Only the video file is there in that folder.

Here is the last part of the log for that operation. This was a 10 minute test capture. I could see the CC on my "live" screen during the broadcast so it has to be there in the stream..

Can you tell anything from this?

INFORMATION> 2015-04-02T17:35:32 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Success - All done!
INFORMATION> 2015-04-02T17:35:32 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob -->
--> Performance Metrics for the Current Conversion
--> <Start At> <Duration (hh:mm:ss)> <Activity>
--> <04/02/2015 17:13:19> <00:00:00> <Getting show information and banner from Internet sources>
--> <04/02/2015 17:13:19> <00:00:00> <Running Custom Commands>
--> <04/02/2015 17:13:19> <00:00:02> <Checking for disk space>
--> <04/02/2015 17:13:22> <00:00:02> <Trimming video recording>
--> <04/02/2015 17:13:25> <00:00:05> <Analyzing video information>
--> <04/02/2015 17:13:30> <00:00:00> <Extracting Closed Captions>
--> <04/02/2015 17:13:30> <00:00:07> <Extracting Closed Captions>
--> <04/02/2015 17:13:37> <00:00:00> <Validating Closed Captions>
--> <04/02/2015 17:13:37> <00:01:40> <Analyzing video information>
--> <04/02/2015 17:15:18> <00:20:06> <Converting>
--> <04/02/2015 17:35:24> <00:00:00> <Adding subtitles and chapters to file>
--> <04/02/2015 17:35:24> <00:00:00> <Writing show information>
--> <04/02/2015 17:35:24> <00:00:02> <Running Custom Commands>
--> <04/02/2015 17:35:26> <00:00:00> <Renaming file using show information>
--> <04/02/2015 17:35:26> <00:00:05> <Moving converted file to destination>
--> <04/02/2015 17:35:32> <00:00:00> <Success - All done!>
-->
Total time taken by conversion (hh:mm:ss) -> 00:22:12
Coordinator
Apr 3, 2015 at 3:36 PM
No I'll have to look at the whole log file. You can go through it and search for .srt and see what happens to it

Apr 3, 2015 at 5:25 PM
Edited Apr 11, 2015 at 5:26 PM
OK. Well, I looked at a very short 33 second one from a soap opera and I can find .srt several times but still no output anywhere on my system if I search for .srt. To make it simple, I set things up so that the original file and the compressed file will be in the same folder on the C drive and still no .srt file.

Is there a way to post a zip file,here?
Coordinator
Apr 4, 2015 at 3:55 AM
Attach a link to it. Use Dropbox

Apr 11, 2015 at 5:24 PM
Edited Apr 11, 2015 at 5:26 PM
Been trying to post this for over a week.. This system has been down, apparently. Hope can you find the problem


http://www.filedropper.com/log_3
Coordinator
Apr 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Link doesn't work

Apr 11, 2015 at 8:09 PM
Edited Apr 11, 2015 at 8:11 PM
It must have timed out. Like I said it has been awhile since I've been trying to post back here. Here is a new one.

http://www.filedropper.com/log_1
Coordinator
Apr 12, 2015 at 11:21 AM
Why have your posted just the tail end of the log? I need the full log to see what's going on the with the SRT file. Please zip it and upload it.

Apr 15, 2015 at 9:16 PM
Edited Apr 15, 2015 at 9:19 PM
Hopefully this is what you need. Thanks!

http://www.filedropper.com/log
Coordinator
Apr 15, 2015 at 9:58 PM
Try unchecking the option to embed the subtitles and chapters. If you're still facing an issue you'll have to upgrade to the latest build. We don't support old build, way too many bugs.
Coordinator
Apr 16, 2015 at 10:56 PM
We just improved the CC extraction routine and fixed some bugs in it also. Try today's build of 2.4.2
Apr 27, 2015 at 5:23 PM
Edited Apr 27, 2015 at 5:26 PM
Not sure if this is a bug but...

I downloaded the current version 2.4.1. The one prior to the beta version.

If I set the drive location for the compressed video to my C internal drive, I do get the .srt files in that same folder as the video.

If I set the drive location to an external USB drive, which I need to do for the larger size, it compresses the video but no .srt file is made. It says it's doing it but no file. Doing a windows search shows no .srt files anywhere on the system. Seems to get confused as to what to do with the .srt file after it creates it.

Can you possibly verify if using external drives works with saving the .srt files?

Thanks


BTW: Never had a check mark in the embed box.
Coordinator
Apr 27, 2015 at 6:12 PM
there is no difference. Can you attach the logs for the same conversion task one with an external drive and one with an internal drive. make sure the logs are set to debug. Upload the logs to the server.

Apr 27, 2015 at 6:45 PM
rboy1 wrote:
make sure the logs are set to debug. Upload the logs to the server.
How do I set them to Debug?
Coordinator
Apr 27, 2015 at 7:06 PM
Settings -> General Settings -> System Settings

Apr 28, 2015 at 1:07 PM
bikeboy21 wrote:
Not sure if this is a bug but...

I downloaded the current version 2.4.1. The one prior to the beta version.

If I set the drive location for the compressed video to my C internal drive, I do get the .srt files in that same folder as the video.

If I set the drive location to an external USB drive, which I need to do for the larger size, it compresses the video but no .srt file is made. It says it's doing it but no file. Doing a windows search shows no .srt files anywhere on the system. Seems to get confused as to what to do with the .srt file after it creates it.

Can you possibly verify if using external drives works with saving the .srt files?

Thanks


BTW: Never had a check mark in the embed box.
I save all of mine to an external USB drive with .srt files, no problems.
Apr 28, 2015 at 5:39 PM
I will do as you ask later today but I can tell you it is doing this consistently. Only when you send converted files to the C drive will you get the .srt file.

On another matter. Why is the conversion to Divx-Normal so darn slow. A 1 hour show took 2 hours 44 mins to convert and I have deselected comskip.and all the other options. Just asking for the Divx conversion be done.

My experience with Beyond TV was it would chew through Divx conversions in better than real time.

Running a Dell GX780 3.3mhz core two duo so the processing speed is available. I'm also setting it to run after 12 midnight where I have no shows recording... to speed things up.

So why is 2.4.1 so slow?
Coordinator
Apr 28, 2015 at 7:24 PM
it's no magic, it all in the settings. check your settings, this question has been answered a hundred times on the forum. From quality, size, "priority - is it set to low", comskip, etc etc.
Open your log, at the end it spits out a summary of the conversion activities, see what's taking time.

Coordinator
Jun 15, 2015 at 6:07 PM
Did you upload your logs to the server? Make sure you're using the latest 2.4.2 release version.