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


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...

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 -display :0

this works perfect, now I tried:
mplayer somefile.avi -sub -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.


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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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