[FFmpeg-devel] Outline for text in imlib2 vhook?

Víctor Paesa wzrlpy
Tue Aug 5 22:12:01 CEST 2008


Tommi Raita-aho said:
> Hi,
> Has anybody done any patch to imlib2 vhook to implement similar
> outline for text like -o option does with drawtext vhook?
> I know that video hooks are deprecated but right now I only want to do
> some scrolling/fading texts to videos, I do not want re-implement all
> shell-scripts for that.
> I looked at the code from both drawtext.c and imlib2.c but I'm afraid my
> skills with C are so poor I can not do the needed modifications.  But -o
> option with very cool imlib2 vhook (I have used with many of my
> shell-scripts) would be great! Very often without outline texts are
> quite hard to read when color of real video can be quite same as text.

I imagine (not tested) that you can manipulate a TTF font with FontForge,
making it a bit thicker, and draw the text twice in the same position,
once with the thicker font in let's say black, and later with the normal
one in white.


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