[vlc-devel] freetype2 text module

Sigmund Augdal sigmunau at stud.ntnu.no
Wed Mar 19 09:48:13 CET 2003

I have written a proof of concept module that uses freetype2 to render text
on the video during playback. Current features include user selectable font
and font size, antialiased text and the ability for other parts of vlc to
request a text to be showed at a given location. 

Currently this is implemented as a video filter, and the interface between
this module and the rest of vlc consists of several var_Set calls.

What still needs to be done:
support all different colorspaces
end date, and possibly start date for a given string
make the interface thread safe
general cleanups and sanity checks
highlevel api for positioning (top, left, bottom, right...)

Do anyone have anything against this way of doing it, or ideas on how to do
it better? Please let me know.

Sigmund Augdal
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