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Old 01-03-2004, 06:18 PM   #1
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Simple mplayer question


Hi!!!

Since my ogle has suddenly stopped working, I've decided to give mplayer a shot. I don't like gmplayer, so I want to run everything from the command line . I'm trying to play DVD's, but I also want to set language and subtext. I've check the man mplayer (what huge doc by the way) and I'm doing as it says, but it fails.

mplayer -dvd 1 -slang se

So, like this I'm trying to play with swedish subtext right? But it does not work. I've tried the country codes that could be there, as sv and sw, but nothing. I then tried another DVD, Dragon ball

mplayer -dvd 1 -alang jp -slang se

What I want now is to play the dvd, track 1, with japanese sound and swedish subtext. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help
 
Old 01-03-2004, 06:43 PM   #2
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does the dvd play with thoses commands?
do you you have fonts installed and mplayer recognizing for subtitles?
(have you ever gotten subtitles to work with mplayer?)

yes it is a huge document..
 
Old 01-03-2004, 07:26 PM   #3
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Thanks mate!

Yeah, the DVD plays just fine. I've tried to run gmplayer and it works fine with both languages and subtexts.
I get an error running gmplayer though:

New_Face failed. Maybe the font path is wrong
Pleasy supply the text font title
(~mplayer/subfont.ttf)

But it still plays fine with subtext and other languages under GUI. Sure, I would like to get also the above error message sorted out, but I am not really willing to run mplayer under gui...
I'm using Slackware 9.0 and I've compiled the player myself
 
Old 01-04-2004, 10:41 PM   #4
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i got confused...

so the subtitles work in gmplayer, (gui mplayer) but not from the command line?

i agree, i wont use or install mplayer gui...
 
Old 01-04-2004, 11:09 PM   #5
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Thanks mate!

That's what I think it's the most strange. I am still thinking it has to be something to do with those fonts problems I have. At the documentation (finally improved) they say I have to install my ttf fonts at /home/.mplayer/font. I did it, but I still get the very same error message. I still think something is wrong with the command line though, because even if I cannot get the subtext, I should be able to switch the speech (as I mentioned above) but neither work. Would be necessary to compile mplayer with some special -- after configure perhaps?
 
Old 01-05-2004, 08:06 PM   #6
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no according to the man page it's as simple as compiling and running from the command line,
are you sure it's reading the home .mplayer directory and not a default somewhere else?
should be a font error, are you running it as a normal user?
 
Old 01-06-2004, 09:19 PM   #7
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Thanks again man . Yeah, I'm running as a normal user. Good question though if it's reading from the .mplayer directory. I've never thought about checking it . I will take a look and let you know the results.

Thanks again!
 
  


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