[MPlayer-users] Re: Render subtitles into PNG images?

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Aug 18 02:02:05 CEST 2003

On Sat, Aug 16, 2003 at 04:51:09PM -0700, rcooley wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Oliver Fromme wrote:
> >Seems like the default for the subtitles is to be
> >disabled for -vo {png,jpeg}, and enabled for everything
> >else.  That's a bit counter-intuitive.  I mean, when
> >I use the -sid option, it's pretty much clear that I
> >_do_ want the damn subtitles.  :-)
> The only problem with that logic, is that mplayer could be getting the 
> command to enable subtitles from the config file, rather than the 
> command-line, so it doesn't necessarily mean you want them in output images.
> Then again, I suppose you could be right, since many options need to be 
> manually selected from the command-line to disable the config or 
> defaults when doing -vo jpeg/png.  Such as -nosound (who wants sound for 
> that?), and -osdlevel 0 (if you are also using -ss), etc.
> Hey, I've seen plenty of things that aren't very intuitive in mplayer, 
> but that tends to happen in any complex piece of software.

It has nothing to do with trying to be helpful... vo_png just doesn't
have osd rendering code in it. Actually, forcing each vo driver to
have osd rendering is a stupid design, so in G2 it's been moved


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