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Old 12-23-2005, 08:50 PM   #1
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mplayer, mkv and embedded FONTS


hey everyone

I recently were trying to get some mkv(maskara or something like that) but it keep crashing the mplayer. when i looked into the problem i was able to view the files under windows using a software package called CCCP (it is a combination of codecs and softwares for watching movies).

the way i fixed the problem was to disable the usage of embedded font. it turns out that mkv container allows to add font into it.

for some reason mplayer is not able to support that and it crashes even thought mplayer website says that they support the mkv format.

so here are my questions:
1. is there any player for linux which fully supports mkv?
2. is there a way to make mplayer friendly with this issue?
 
Old 12-24-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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Have you tried VLC? I find the most compatible player especially when it comes to subtitles and such to be VLC, altough i sometimes have better luck running w32 codecs with mplayer, but for a matroska (mkv) i'm guessing maybe VLC might be better.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 05:39 PM   #3
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ok i will try VLC and let you know if it works with embedded fonts or not.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 05:50 PM   #4
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i tried it. no luck.

as it sound this feature is very recent so it may take a while to be implemented
 
Old 12-24-2005, 07:21 PM   #5
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i tried it. no luck.

as it sound this feature is very recent so it may take a while to be implemented
that's a shame, you should post around the VLC forums and such to see if they're working on implementing it and such. I was surprised when you mentioned this feature, because i haven't heard of it until you mentioned it. I'll try looking into it more tommorrow, might be interesting.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 11:52 AM   #6
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This "feature" is actually not new... it was there in MKV from the start I believe. It is really nothing fancy: MKV allows the encoder to embed any kind of file in it, and font embedding involves embedding TTF files in the MKV. The actual use of the files as "embedded fonts" is something that the decoder side has to do, and is in not part of the MKV specification.
 
  


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