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the possibly useless closed captions are ended
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weary flake
2015-05-02 03:09:49 UTC
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The closed captions are ended for new
MST3K DVDs, which were a waste as they
really didn't work. All the subtitler
could do was use his own ears to try to
figure out what's being said, so often
it's only the hosts and bots being
subtitled, not the murky words in whatever
is in the movie being riffed. I don't
know if an actually deaf person found
them useful, because it would be like
riffing on a silent movie. Hey, actually
that sounds like a good idea. Rifftrax,
are you reading this?

As for the hosts and bots, their diction
has always been clear, which is more
than you can say for a lot of other shows.
Andrew Morris
2015-05-16 23:28:19 UTC
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... I don't
know if an actually deaf person found
them useful, because it would be like
riffing on a silent movie. Hey, actually
that sounds like a good idea. Rifftrax,
are you reading this?
They did it. See "A Trip to the Moon,"
http://www.rifftrax.com/a-trip-to-the-moon. (Which is very good, by the
way.)

I do wish the captions were working out better, but it's tricky to do
right, given the material, even if you can hear the background material
well. I've tried my hand at it with the RiffTrax Live of "Birdemic," of
all things, and it's hard. Seems like you'd almost need to caption the
movie first, and then overlay the riff captions later.
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Andrew "Retro-Man" Morris
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2015-12-07 15:22:32 UTC
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Post by weary flake
The closed captions are ended for new
MST3K DVDs, which were a waste as they
really didn't work. All the subtitler
could do was use his own ears to try to
figure out what's being said, so often
it's only the hosts and bots being
subtitled, not the murky words in whatever
is in the movie being riffed. I don't
know if an actually deaf person found
them useful, because it would be like
riffing on a silent movie. Hey, actually
that sounds like a good idea. Rifftrax,
are you reading this?
As for the hosts and bots, their diction
has always been clear, which is more
than you can say for a lot of other shows.
It already being done... by me.

Check out my page:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZyYUMKD5tUqLXneOVj4Deg

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