Why are missing letters in closed captioning missing in pairs?
November 14, 2011 8:13 PM Subscribe
Why do missing letters in closed captioning always appear in pairs?
posted by madcaptenor to technology (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Sometimes I watch TV with the closed captions on. Sometimes there are missing letters.
It seems like, when they're missing, they're missing two at a time. For example, I might get "metafilter: counity weblog" (with two consecutive letters "mm" missing), or "mefilter: community blog" but not "metafilter: commuity blog", with just one letter missing.)
(I'm not asking how to fix this -- I don't care enough to do anything about it. I'm just curious.)