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Old 08-14-2005, 02:43 AM   #1
sinanakdas
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mplayer subtitle question...


Hi!

Is there any way to make mplayer to show the subtitles on the black part under the actual movie? When trying to adjust from the options menu, I only can move it within the movie borders. But what I want is to put it below...
 
Old 08-14-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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I don't use subtitles but I would think it has to be within the film frame... I don't think Mplayer can determine that...

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Old 08-26-2006, 07:38 PM   #3
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well don't know if it helps now but yes it is posible by using sdl video output... you can do it by running mplayer -vo sdl

after that you can move subtitles up and down with keys r and t
 
Old 05-07-2007, 04:19 PM   #4
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I tried -vo sdl and got an error saying:

X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown)

I use mplayer remote on my debian pc I also have installed as wireless router and file server (this way I can watch videos on my desktop screen when I'm in my couch surfing the net on my laptop)
What I normally use is (in an ssh connection):
mplayer somefile.avi -sub somefile.srt -display :0

this works perfect, now I tried:
mplayer somefile.avi -sub somefile.srt -display :0 -vo sdl
and I get the above error message, I would love to get this working to get the subs lower on a widescreen movie (my display is not widescreen). I would also love to get them smaller, but maybe I should ask that somewhere else.

TIA

Bart
 
Old 05-07-2007, 04:38 PM   #5
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update

update about subtitle size:
mplayer -subfont-text-scale 3 file
did the trick

Still looking for a way to get my subs lower...
 
  


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