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Old 07-06-2009, 03:37 AM   #1
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how to add bottom margin for subtitles in mplayer


I am using mplayer.The subtitles overlap a bottom edge of frame.Is there a way I can give option to reserve few pixels at bottom where subtitles will be displayed so they do not appear over video frame.
 
Old 07-06-2009, 04:44 AM   #2
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I don't really understand what you mean by reserving pixels, but to make the subtitles smaller I usually use one of these options:

This sets the subtitles to autoscale with respect to the height of the movie (useful for wide screen movies)
-subfont-autoscale 1

This defines what percentage of the screen size to use for subtitles
-subfont-text-scale 3

Check more options here:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/man/en/...ITLE%20OPTIONS
 
Old 07-16-2009, 02:30 AM   #3
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I mean that suppose desktop resolution is 800*600 then on playing video in full screen.The bottom 100 pixel wide strip should be black with subtitles appearing on it while video frame should be above that black band so not even a bit of frame is covered by subtitles.
 
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If you want that subtitles of video should not cover a single bit of frame then you can create a small black band at bottom where only subtitles will be displayed.Then do as follows
mplayer -vf expand=0:-50:0:0 videofile
Thus we get 50 pixel band at bottom where only subtitles will appears not hiding even a single pixel of video.
If your fontsize is bigger then you can increase width of band by replacing 50 by higher number.
i got this from manpage.
you can also add to file ~/.mplayer/config so that it becomes default when mplayer is used.

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Old 01-09-2010, 05:34 AM   #5
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Alright, thanks, it might be useful some day.
 
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Actually i had few video which when played with latest mplayer appeared monochrome like a classic . Then i changed video output to x11 & video was well in color. But on pressing f the frame did not stretch but just black bands around video of original resolution.
Stubborn , as I am . I decided to play video with same aspect ratio covering maximum part of screen & subtitles in empty area not overlaying the video frame.
i ran
Code:
mplayer -vo x11 -vf scale=width:height,expand=0:-remaining space in vertical:0:0
Little explanation

Here width & height are same multiple of original resolution.
remaining space in vertical screen=600-height if your screen resolution is 'somethingx600'.

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