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Old 09-23-2012, 08:31 AM   #1
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turn off closed captioning in video

I seem to have closed captioning enabled by default when watching video in the browser. I've just spent over an hour trying to find out how to turn it off to no avail. I'm pretty sure I have VLC Media Player, but right-clicking on a video while it is playing shows OTC Video Player, whatever that might be. Clicking on Settings or Global Settings in that context menu does nothing. I'm completely new to openSUSE and coming from XP.
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I get the feeling you are actually using flash player??? Try to right(?) click on the video and see if any setting box shows up.

If VLC the this should work.

Is this on local or all files?

I ripped some dvd's to files with a program and it also ripped the closed caption files. Every time I started the file to watch it, the captions would start. Finally I deleted the caption files.

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:57 PM   #3
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Yes, it is Flash Player. It occurs at some sites, for one. If I right-click on the video, a context menu comes up, but disappears as soon as I release the right mouse button. I have the same problem now on XP, but the context menu stays as appropriate. I don't see anything related to closed-captions in the context menu. It seems to only occur some of the time, so I think it's a configuration mistake on the part of the website. It would be nice to find a way to turn it off on my end when it occurs, but it's not that important at the moment. I'm going to mark this as solved because it isn't a linux problem.


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