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Old 02-06-2007, 01:07 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Alien Bob
It is unfortunate for you, but this is a Slackware forum. We don't do RPM and yum.

Well, I'm not asking for help, just pointing that this is not a Slackware based problem.

I used Slackware (since ver. 8.1) until October 2006 and have dualboot FC/Slack.
Old 02-06-2007, 02:27 AM   #17
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Fair enough.
For me using my own package the default TTF font used is the font that the symlink /usr/share/mplayer/subfont.ttf points to - om my PC that is
/usr/share/mplayer/subfont.ttf -> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/DejaVuSans.ttf
I can influence the font that is used on screen in two ways: by setting another font in gmplayer's preferences dialog, in the 'fonts' tab; or else by creating a symlink in my homedirectory called ~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf that points to a truetype font. In my homedirectory I let it point to for instance
/home/eha/.mplayer/subfont.ttf -> /usr/X11/lib/fonts/TTF/aakar-medium.ttf
and indeed, in both cases I get to see that the new font is used for the subtitles when I restart the movie.

So, I don't know what is wrong in your setup but I would check out old configuration files.

Old 05-24-2008, 10:09 AM   #18
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Hi, I was having the same issue after upgrading MPlayer on Slack 11.

I think I found the cause, my libfreetype was out of date. From configure:

Checking for bitmap font support ... yes
Checking for freetype >= 2.0.9 ... no
Checking for fontconfig ... no (freetype support needed)
So, grabbed the latest libfreetype from sourceforge, and went back, re-ran MPlayer configure:

./configure --enable-gui
Checking for bitmap font support ... yes 
Checking for freetype >= 2.0.9 ... yes 
Checking for fontconfig ... yes
Now mplayer is once again reading my ~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf slink and subtitles are back.

Hope it helps!


font, freetype, mplayer, ttf

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