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The title say it all.

Is there any software for linux (preferably ubuntu) that let me save the close captions on some tv shows to a file?

I just need to extract the closed captions isn't necessary any video optput.

i don't know if this required hardware support that is why i'm asking support for generic tv cards.

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Have a look at CCExtractor. You need to compile it from source though.
It takes MPEG files as input, so you'll need to save the input stream somewhere and try it out.

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this means capturing the stream first, so he'll need to install capture software. mythbuntu's hardware compatibility list is a good place to start getting the tv card up and running: – quack quixote Oct 14 '09 at 0:10

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