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

Sigmund Augdal Sigmund.Augdal at idi.ntnu.no
Tue Jul 15 20:52:54 CEST 2003

On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 03:31:26PM +0200, Stephan Assmus wrote:
> Hello,
> > 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.
With the code I've been writing, the subtitles are still rendered on the
video before the video is displayed. But now it whould be possible for the
video output module to draw the subtitles for it self, anywhere it likes.

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