Post by krw Post by Nick Odell
On Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:44:28 +0000, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
And the subtitling. It threw me briefly (only half-listening as I
usually am), but I did realise fairly quickly, but I did see the
subtitling say "crude" - though it said "crewed" within a few seconds.
Tell me more: subtitles on the radio is one of my particular
hobby-horses. Is it now a thing?
Sorry, no - I meant on the (TV) news channel.
Post by krw
If I am playing R2 on the new car wireless on FM it often tells me what
is playing and the artist. No idea how it works.
That's just RDS - it's been around for years (decades I think); just not
a lot of radios necessarily have the decoders for it (nor stations
Radio Data System, IIRR. Mainly known for traffic-alert switching (and
station naming), but does have the ability to convey slowly-changing
textual info, such as track details as you've discovered. (Your radio
may have a toggle setting somewhere between station name and track
details - but these choices are usually buried in an obscure menu; if
you're happy with what it does, I'd leave well alone, in case you make
an unwanted change and can't change it back.) I don't _think_ it could
go fast enough for subtitles - certainly not for speech.
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