[vlc-devel] Re: CVS Commit (sigmunau)

Stephan Assmus stippi at yellowbites.com
Tue Jul 15 15:31:26 CEST 2003


> Log Message:
> All: My shot at improving subtitle rendering in vlc. Now each vout 
> uses
> a "text renderer" module to render text on the video when needed. I
> decieded to make this a module type, because other api's (win32 and
> macosx) is supposed to do better than freetype under some 
> circumstances. 
> final notes: you need to give a proper value to --freetype-font. This
> should be the path to a font file freetype2 can handle (almost any
> format afaik) with a unicode translation table in it. Windows ttf
> files will do. In linux at least openoffice distributes some fonts
> that work. I think macosx and beos also has useable fonts.

I welcome this strategy very much, as it seems to enable the video 
output to place the subtitles at a smarter position, for example below 
the actual video.

Best regrards,
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