Subtitle font size

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Subtitle font size

Postby Condor » Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:05 am

The font that is used to display subtitles is gigantic. 48 pixels if I am not mistaken.
When there is a lot of dialog, and thus a lot of subtitles, the subtitles cover almost the entire screen!

I tried to adjust this by fidling around with -subfont-text-scale , but it seems that this option is only available when mplayer is compiled with Truetype font support. I believe this is not the case with Freepia.

Therefore I suggest the following:

a) Replace the included fonts with the 28 pixels variant found in the mplayer font-arial-28-iso-8859-1 package. The 28 pixels variant is much better, it doesn't consume half the screen. ( I tried this, it's an improvement).


b) Compile mplayer with Truetype font support, so mplayer can be instructed to dynamicaly change the font size depending on the resolution of the movie (with -subfont-text-scale).

To be clear: I do not mean bitmap type fonts such as those found on DVD's (the .sub type), but ascii text such as the .srt type

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Postby Guest » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:43 pm

great distribution rc1 runs stabil and serves my DVD-drive well!

Currently I am mising the fonts of mplayer. Seems to me the were lost on the way of development. I think what is needed is in rootfs the dir
usr/share/mplayer/fonts/font-arial-14-iso-8859-1/ (found in file:/metadata/configt/syscfg as defined by mplayer_conf_font) with the files (stolen listing from my desktop, download it from in section download )

8 -rw------- 1 root root 4402 2005-08-16 00:46 font.desc
68 -rw------- 1 root root 67520 2005-08-16 00:46 iso-8859-2-a.raw
68 -rw------- 1 root root 67520 2005-08-16 00:46 iso-8859-2-b.raw
12 -rw------- 1 root root 8528 2005-08-16 00:46 osd-mplayer-a.raw
12 -rw------- 1 root root 8528 2005-08-16 00:46 osd-mplayer-b.raw

Since I do neither know where nor how to add and test it to the development distribution, can anybody who knows this, do it? Might be I will be even more satisfied with the next iso image when hitting 'o'.

Thank you

Re: Subtitle font size

Postby Jiellen29 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:39 am

I don't think there is a standard, but here's a site dedicated to subtitling fonts:

Here's some they suggest using:…

You might be able to make a close match to one you already have.
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