[MPlayer-users] man page mention of -fontconfig and -ass

Evgeniy Stepanov eugeni.stepanov at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 17:32:13 CET 2009

On Tuesday 30 December 2008 16:53:36 Robert Henney wrote:
> the man page appears to claim in multiple places that -fontconfig is
> assumed when -ass is used.  this appears to be incorrect.
> when I use -fontconfig, mplayer locates a font for the osd as expected.
> 	mplayer -fontconfig video.avi
> also when I use both -fontconfig and -ass, it again works as expected.
> 	mplayer -fontconfig -ass video.avi
> but when just -ass is used, mplayer fails to sucessfully use fontconfig
> to locate a font for the osd.
> 	mplayer -ass video.avi
> tested with very recent svn.

Man page needs to be fixed. What it really means is that -fontconfig is a 3-way 
switch: by default libass uses fontconfig, normal osd don't; with -fontconfig 
both use it; with -nofontconfig both don't.

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