[MPlayer-users] Ugly Subtitles on TV with H+ and Mplayer

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Feb 1 01:08:00 CET 2003

On Sat, Feb 01, 2003 at 12:46:28AM +0100, Robert R. Wal wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On 03.02.01 D Richard Felker III pressed the following keys:
> > > Don't know if it's the device driver or mplayer. 
> > > When played with mplayer on my monitor with out the DXR3 driver, the
> > > position and font look very nice, as does the picture. 
> > > When played on my TV the position is wrong, the font is very small and
> > > distorted. Choosing a 22 size font helps a bit but it's still annoying
> > > to have a bad looking subtitle on my screen. I tried the latest version
> > > and tried all font settings without success. I'm played XVID files with
> > > *.srt subtitles.
> > > Does anyone have some suggestions how to solve this?
> > 
> > Try -vop expand=0:0:0:0:1 to render subtitles in software rather than
> > using the dxr3's subpic device. Of course if you're playing mpeg1/2
> > files with passthru this will make things a lot slower since it will
> > require reencoding, but if you're just playing mpeg4 files it should
> > be fine.
> Additionally, last time I checked, software subtitle rendering for dxr3
> output worked only with -vc ffmpeg12, while the default is -vc mpeg12

Must be broken mishandled strides somewhere... :(

> Is there any reason to prefer mpeg12 over ffmpeg12 at all?

It's about 25-50% faster, at least for me.


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