[MPlayer-users] Feature Request: full ASS and SSA subtitle support

Ergzay ergzay at everyoneproductions.com
Mon Sep 19 01:14:13 CEST 2005

If full ASS and SSA subtitle support would be added it would make many 
things much easier for me. I watch anime in mkv format files often and 
the subtitles are usually in ASS format. Mplayer supports ASS except 
for the fact that it cannot read positioning, coloring, and font/font 
size settings. ASS is SSA but with more features. Here is a link to the 
description of how SSA/ASS is used in mkv: 
http://www.matroska.org/technical/specs/subtitles/ssa.html and another 
link which describes the SSA/ASS format in detail: 
It describes the SSA format in black and any added features of ASS in 

I had read somewhere that because of the limitations of the OSD this 
was currently impossible. So I am also suggesting if need be a redesign 
of the OSD (from my use of it it doesn't appear to be very advanced 
anyway). (Sorry if I sound rude at all in this.)


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