[MEncoder-users] MEncoder Creating "Snip-Its" of Audio, Video, and Subtitle files

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Wed Jun 12 18:36:49 CEST 2013

Christopher Hunt <chunt102783 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> # Extract the video and burn in the subtitles from 
> the external subtitle file
> ./mencoder $extra_args -nosound -ss <start_time> 
> -endpos <duration> <input_video_file> 
> <input_subtitle_file> -o "video_stream.avi" -ovc lavc

Why don't you use FFmpeg to burn in the subtitles?
If it does not work, a reproducible bug report 
would be very welcome!


> MPlayer/MEncoder was built on an Intel Mac running 
> OSX 10.7.5 with the following configure
> ./configure '--cc=clang' --enable-decoder=vda 

> --disable-sortsub

(What is this?)

> --extra-cflags="-mmacosx-version-min=10.6 
> -Wno-typedef-redefinition"
> --extra-ldflags="-mmacosx-version-min=10.6" 

> --enable-mencoder


> --extra-libs="-lssl -lcrypto -lzip"

If this is needed, it should be reported imo.

> ffmpeg was built with the following configure
> ./configure --enable-openssl --enable-nonfree 

> --enable-postproc --enable-gpl --arch=x86_64 


> --enable-libfreetype

> --extra-cflags=-mmacosx-version-min=10.6
> --extra-ldflags=-mmacosx-version-min=10.6

Out of curiosity:
What are these good for?

> It would be preferable that all this was done 
> in a single step 

> (ideally through MEncoder)

Just in case you don't know:
MEncoder is not an actively maintained application 
for several years, FFmpeg is.

Carl Eugen

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