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Windows 7: WMC Captions are in wrong place when edited.

29 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
WMC Captions are in wrong place when edited.

When I customize caption display in WMC, change the font or try to make them smaller, the captions get all messed up, sometimes show up in the middle of the picture, sometimes towards top right in front of their faces.

Was there a bug in WMC Closed Captions that caused edits to corrupt the CC display?

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29 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 


How are you editing the captions? My WMC allows only turning it on or off. I suspect there's a problem with your add-on software.

Never mind. I found it but don't use it. Try setting it back to "Broadcast" defaults and see if that works first.
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01 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Setting it back to broadcast helps, but honestly on a 60" TV those captions come out huge.
When I customize the font and use "small" the size is perfect, but then the text right in the middle of the picture!

I just wanted to know if this was a known bug or if it was just my installation, something messing it up, maybe video card, or drivers..

When you customize yours, does your text also move to odd places?
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02 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I just tried it and yes, it appears to come out in the middle of the screen most of the time when any of the options are set. It did change to the top and bottom on some scenes but it shows mostly in the middle. I grabbed this snip off NOVA as a sample. (Small text, all other option set to broadcast.)

Wish I could help but there doesn't appear to be a fixed location for captions. I looked through my TV documentation and screen menu and it shows basically the same options as WMC--No position options there either.


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02 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Looks to be a bug in WMC..
Thanks for trying. By the way, mine seems to be a bit better compared to yours At least I got it smaller, but still in the middle of the screen..


I wonder if we can fiddle in registry, there must be something to make a correction...
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02 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

There's nothing defined in the Registry for position of CC. I did a little browsing and came to the conclusion that this has been a problem with all display devices of various manufactures. After surfing a range of programs on OTA and Satellite signals, I think the position is controlled by the program source encoding of the closed caption text.

I viewed various programs and noticed some had no problem with small text at the bottom-left of the screen. On others, the text moved from bottom to top when program information was displayed at the bottom. The text moved back to the bottom after the information faded. On still others, the text remained at or near the center of the screen. Changing a channel back to one of the others resulted in text appearing just as it was in that program before changing the channel--Top, bottom or center.

It may be a problem but it is certainly not an isolated event with WMC. It occurs the same way on my TV and appears to be program dependent.
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