[MPlayer-users] error on VobSub v3 index files

Ulrich Schweitzer us- at gmx.de
Mon Sep 13 20:18:47 CEST 2004


I have a feature request (if this can be called a feature).
Old VobSub v3 index files that were generated with the original windows 
DirectVobSub contain a lot more header lines than what mencoder produces. 
One of those lines is 
custom colors: OFF, tridx: 0000, colors: 000, 000, 000, 000
(possibly there can be other numbers instead of zeros) which mplayer 
doesn't like. It outputs an error message (ERROR in custom colors: OFF, 
tridx: 0000, colors: 000, 000, 000, 000) and doesn't display any 
subtitles. If I delete the line, everything works as expected. 
Unfortunately deleting the line isn't really easy as I have a lot of 
movies with those .idx-files burned on cds and I'm guessing other people 
do, too. 

I imagine it wouldn't be too much trouble to have mplayer silently ignore 
this line or maybe display a warning but still use the .idx-file. I'd be 
obliged if someone implemented this in one of the next releases.

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