Subtitles and Closed Captions

  • Jan Newmarch


Many karaoke systems use subtitles imposed over a movie of some kind. Programs like kmid and my Java programs play lyrics on some sort of canvas object. This gives a pretty boring background. Video CDs or MPEG-4 files have a nicer background but have the lyrics hard-coded onto the background video, so there is little chance for manipulation of them. CD+G files keep the lyrics separate from the video, but there doesn’t seem to be any way of playing them directly from Linux. They can be converted to MP3+G, and they can be played by VLC, which loads the MP3 file and picks up the corresponding .cdg file.


Python Script Screen Capture Midi File Subtitle Text Closed Caption 
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©  Jan Newmarch 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Newmarch
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  1. 1.OakleighAustralia

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