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I have a Hauppauge HVR-950Q running on a stripped down debian. I am trying to use the Hauppauge HVR-950Q from the command line to parse subtitles and build a library of accurate subtitles. I am not sure how to start on this one being that I want to do all this programmatically in the background. Some information can be found at linuxtv.org HVR-950Q but I do not see any types of API nor can I find documentation so far.

How would I probe this or any other device in such a way that I would start "finding" things I need?

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    Doubtful.. since all you have to do is save the recording the dump it from there. ccrma.stanford.edu/~macbeth/notes.html but perhaps you want something more complex or realtime than the save mpeg and dump method allows. – cb88 Apr 16 '13 at 16:06
  • I would like realtime, and absolutely do not want to save full recordings. Space is very limited, and I have no need for the actual mpeg feeds just the subtitles. – mrhobbeys Apr 16 '13 at 16:15
  • However, cb88, thank you for the link I will see what I can gain from it. – mrhobbeys Apr 16 '13 at 16:20
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    well you could probably look at mplayer/vlc/ffmpeg and figure out how they parse the stream and do the same thing... – cb88 Apr 16 '13 at 18:22

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