[MPlayer-users] VobSub subtitles
ulion2002 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 04:02:40 CEST 2008
2008/4/15, Rashkae <rashkae at tigershaunt.com>:
> Nick Koretsky wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Is there really no way to override vobsub colors from comandline? With all
> > the vobsub-in-mkv with weird or no palette lying around this is an
> > extremely needed feature...
> > Having a sane default (like white with black outline) for no
> > palette is a good idea too, i think mplayer is an only media player
> > that shows black-with-black in that case. Actually, considering the fact
> > that mplayer cant show colored vobsubs anyway, why bother reading palette
> > at all? Why just not stick to white-with-black as default with ability to
> > change it from comandline?
> I think the mplayer detection of palette is much improved in new
> versions,, it almost always produces something easy to read for me now
> when there is no palette. Unfortunately, this only works with sub
> embedded in an mpeg file (ie, a DVD rip). It's assumed you have a
> proper idx file when you merge with a Matroska file, for example.
> The problem is, vobsubs do not have 2 colors (outline and fill),, they
> have 16 colors. When you manually specify vobsub colors (by making your
> own idx file, for example,), you have to figure out which color was used
> for the fill and which for the outline, and you have to test for the
> entire video, because there will often be subs that use a different
> color combination (for background comments, translation of written text,
> episode information, etc.)
> In any case, if you want to experiment, you have to modify your own idx
> file. Extract the vobsubs with -vobsubout option
> Find the palette line in the idx file:
> palette: 000000, 828282, 828282, 828282, 828282, 828282, 828282, ffffff,
> 828282, bababa, 828282, 828282, 828282, 828282, 828282, 828282
there could be a 'custom colors' setting line in .idx file of vobsub,
there's only 4 colors you need to specify to display vobsub in your
> If it's not there, you need to add it. As you pointed out, mplayer
> can't display subs in color, so you might as well replace all those
> numbers with either 000000 for black or ffffff for white.
> Play the movie with -vobsub option to use your own external vobsub
> files. You have to experiment to find which of those values you have to
> change for each movie to get subs that look acceptable toyou.
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