[vlc-devel] Re: [PATCH] styled subtitles - warnings fixup
hartman at videolan.org
Fri Mar 30 14:13:06 CEST 2007
On 30-mrt-2007, at 0:16, Bernie Purcell wrote:
> I only have my own experience with fontconfig on OS X to draw from,
> but I found that when I added fontconfig into the extras/contrib,
> just as you say, and built it I ended up with a version of VLC that
> could only render subtitles if it could find a fontconfig database
> that was compatible with the version compiled into VLC. The version
> that ships out of the box with OS X is so old that I can't even
> find the source code for it any more. This is what I meant by the
> end-user needing to install fontconfig on their machine. There is
> always the additional possibility that we can install the conf and
> database to a separate path and build the database at VLC init, but
> a quartz solution seemed like a better idea. I have the code all
> working now, but it needs a massive tidyup and check through before
> it can be submitted - I'm new to programming on OS X so my first go
> through is anything but neat.
Thx for explaining. It's interesting, because I know mplayer uses
fontconfig as well, and apparently that works. So there must be a
trick to get it working, but I'd rather see a Quartz renderer anyways :D
> On 29-mrt-2007, at 2:27, Bernie Purcell wrote:
> > This patch (if the infernal thing works this time) should
> suppress the
> > warnings generated when compiling freetype.c and subsdec.c - most of
> > which came from new code I introduced.
> > A final note about the code supplied, which allows most of the
> > subtitle
> > formats to render HTML type output in the subtitles: it relies on
> > Fontconfig. On OS X in particular this causes a problem, because the
> > expectation is not only that VLC is compiled with it, but that the
> > end-user has manually updated Fontconfig on their machine.
> The first can be done. Actually, should be done, and I already have a
> configure.ac patch that uses pkgconfig to find fontconfig.
> But why does it need a manually updated fontconfig ? Can you please
> explain? we can always add fontconfig to extras/contrib if we need
> to. It will be less then optimal, but it would work.
> > I don't think
> > this is entriely practical, so have begun work on a Quartz-based
> > subtitling engine for that platform. Am I duplicating anyone else's
> > effort in doing this?
> A Quartz renderer would be a much better solution of course. We would
> more then welcome that.
> This is the vlc-devel mailing-list, see http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
> To unsubscribe, please read http://developers.videolan.org/lists.html
This is the vlc-devel mailing-list, see http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
To unsubscribe, please read http://developers.videolan.org/lists.html
More information about the vlc-devel