[MPlayer-users] savage twister & non aa osd fonts

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Apr 22 01:55:51 CEST 2005

On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 11:39:14PM +0200, Marijan Peh wrote:
> savage twister graphic card with standard Xorg 6.8.2 'savage' driver.
> Fonts in movies(not dvd) in fullscreen are not antialiased, er, are
> really ugly.

I think they are, they're just rendered at the movie resolution
instead of the screen resolution and then scaled. There's really no
way around this if you want text to alpha blend with the movie, and
even if you don't want that MPlayer doesn't support rendering them the
other way possible.

Actually one thing you could try:

mplayer -vf scale=1024:-2 -vo xv -fs ...

This will prescale the movie to 1024xHHH before rendering the text so
it will be a bit higher res. You can experiment with other sizes and
try to find a balance between performance (larger sizes are slower)
and quality.


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