[MEncoder-users] subtitling

Evgeniy Stepanov eugeni.stepanov at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 12:18:26 CEST 2006

On Monday 21 August 2006 13:42, Alejandro Vargas wrote:
> I've got an divx player that does not support subtitles. Then I uses
> mencoder to "draw" the subtitles in the video. The problem I see is
> that when the FIRST subtitle appears on the screen, very squares can
> be seen on it like it where BIG problem of bitrate. In generan there
> are wite squeres.
> ¿Is there a solution for this? If you need I can send a sample video
> but I think it is easy to reproduce.

Hardcoded subtitles are evil, because they confuse codec's motion estimation. 
Still, the problem is usualy not that big as you say. Are you sure that you 
are using 2-pass encoding and bitrate is high enough ?

Exact command line and mencoder output (with -v) will be helpful.

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