[FFmpeg-user] VDR recording - dvd subtitle track not decoded

Henk D. Schoneveld belcampo at zonnet.nl
Tue Sep 15 12:57:02 CEST 2015

On 15 Sep 2015, at 10:06, Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 22:45:54 +0200, Henk D. Schoneveld wrote:
>> VDR file format isn’t compliant to any ‘real’ standard, so I don’t
>> think you’ll find a solution here. Just my 2 cents.
> I think this is the core of the problem. VDR "documentation" (some
> forums and wikis were all I could find) says that this old format is
> "MPEG PES", ffmpeg identifies it as "mpeg" (i.e. MPEG program stream)
> with low score. I wonder if there is a specification/description of
> this format, or whether one has to look at the old VDR sources to
> understand it.
> You could then hack a workaround in ffmpeg (or some other demuxer) to
> get better access to the subs, but I doubt it would go upstream. ;-)
> Have you looked at VDR-specific tools such as vdrconvert and vdrsync?
> (I found something else yesterday which explicitly claims to support
> the old PES files, but can't recall what that was.)
The current VDR also provides transport stream format, so the ‘old’ vdr format is/will be something of the past.
> Moritz
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