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Multicaptions is an open source captioning technology for media installations in museums, galleries, and other public institutions that accommodates opt-in viewing of captions in multiple languages without impinging on the video image.

Running on a Raspberry Pi, Multicaptions displays fullscreen video (up to full HD) while simultaneously processing and displaying subtitles in one or more selectable languages on a separate graphic LCD or VFD display. It is an affordable, easy-to-build, easy-to-maintain, open source project using completely off-the-shelf hardware.

Multicaptions is inspired by Figaro System’s Simultext (known as “Met Titles” at the NYC Metropolitan Opera).


Multicaptions on GitHub (Bash, C++, Processing, Python)
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