[vlc-devel] How to convert text to picture_t object?

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Nov 15 11:46:19 CET 2012


On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:55:30 -0800 (PST), Peter Tap <ptrtap at yahoo.com>
> Browsing through VLC code, I see snippets to build sub_picture_t object
> out of text. However, for my purpose, I need a picture_t object. I am
> wondering if someone can guide me on how to create picture_t
> some text and a specific font.

I don't think there ever was a need to make a picture from text, and thus
it has not been implemented.

Well actually, there was a need for closed captions. But instead of
solving the problem, Laurent went for the path of least resistance and just
created a dummy black screen video track.

Rémi Denis-Courmont
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