[vlc-devel] Significant regressions in EIA-608 caption rendering

Francois Cartegnie fcvlcdev at free.fr
Sun Jun 24 01:33:57 CEST 2018

Le 22/06/2018 à 22:44, Devin Heitmueller a écrit :
> Hello,


> I took a look at captions for the first time in a while in VLC 3.0.2,
> and it looks like there are a number of regressions, at least on OSX:
> 1.  Captions are back to being rendered with a translucent background
> instead of black (which is what the FCC requires)

That was to be less ugly by default, since the background applies to
every subtitle format.

> 2.  Font has changed to one which is much larger than previously used
> in VLC 2.2.8
> 3.  Word wrapping problems frequently occurring (this may be a
> side-effect of #2).

That shouldn't happen.

But since there was some change in the way font size is computed in
regions, and this indirectly applies to grids, there might be an
regression if that's not only macos. (which i can't see with my test

> I haven't done a bisect yet to see when the breakage occurred, but
> figured I should ask if these are known issues or whether anyone was
> already working on them.
> Thanks,
> Devin

1 is easy to fix

Francois Cartegnie
VideoLAN - VLC Developer

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