[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] mplayer: add the -ass-keep-fonts option.

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 1 22:02:03 CET 2015

On Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:48:24 +0100
Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> Le primidi 11 ventôse, an CCXXIII, wm4 a écrit :
> > Sorry to barge in, but how could this feature be possibly useful in any
> > way? If you play a mkv file with ASS subtitles that somehow is missing
> > fonts, you can copy them to ~/.fonts/, and everything will just work,
> > and keep working forever.
> And lint your hard drive for ever with fonts for series you watched years
> ago. Or maybe do some cleanup some time and later forget to reinstall the
> fonts and waste time that way.
> Requiring a global installation for a local process (reading that video now)
> is stupid.

But you have a process-wide initialization process, which affects all
following files played in a single process. And that even though
MPlayer by convention resets _everything_ when going to the next file.

> > On the contrary, this feature would probably encourage the creation of
> > broken files.
> Stop spreading FUD, there is nothing broken here.

Having the fonts only in the "first" episode of a series is broken.
I've never seen such a thing before either.

> Regards,

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