[MPlayer-users] alternatives to -streamdump

Phil Rhodes phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Sun Feb 17 22:03:24 CET 2008

> -dumpstream doesn't exactly preserve the subtitles anyways.

It doesn't? In what way?

>  You also need to copy the IFO, and tell MPlayer to look for it.

Yikes, you can do that? How?! Very interested.

I should probably explain that the project in which I've used mplayer is a 
server for playing video to a projection screen in movie theatres. They 
occasionally - with the copyright holder's permission - need to show DVDs, 
and the only way I found to provide my users with a (somewhat) friendly 
interface is to use dumpstream. Otherwise, I'm forced to go to an external 
program to prepare the VOB.

We have already been badly caught-out by one disc which had most of its 
subtitles as normal DVD subs, but the English subs burned-in on another copy 
of the video. Crazy stuff.


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