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  1. Guest
    I have an .avi from the internet and the accompanying subtitles as .srt file. I don't see no subs in the preview. To make sure I even set the position to 50. On the same note: Can I use subtitles in VCDs? I wouldn't mind if they were har copied into the mpeg, as the movie is letterboxed and leaves enough room in the lower black bar. Or can I encode the video and audio in ffmpegx and use another tool to make a SVCD/VCD with subtitles?
    And yes, I rwad everything that was said about subs here...
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  2. Originally Posted by Guest
    I have an .avi from the internet and the accompanying subtitles as .srt file. I don't see no subs in the preview. To make sure I even set the position to 50. On the same note: Can I use subtitles in VCDs? I wouldn't mind if they were har copied into the mpeg, as the movie is letterboxed and leaves enough room in the lower black bar. Or can I encode the video and audio in ffmpegx and use another tool to make a SVCD/VCD with subtitles?
    And yes, I rwad everything that was said about subs here...
    Subtitles can only be "burned" in the video when encoding to mpeg-2 (so SVCD, CVD and DVD) and with the option "Use mplayer to decode" enabled.
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  3. Guest
    So, "burned into" means the subs will be part of the video? (If yes, are there options to have real choosable subs?) I just try it with using the CVD preset. What I note: There is not "author as CVD" option, so I use SVCD. And I don't have a "sub palette"?
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  4. Originally Posted by Guest
    So, "burned into" means the subs will be part of the video? (If yes, are there options to have real choosable subs?) I just try it with using the CVD preset. What I note: There is not "author as CVD" option, so I use SVCD. And I don't have a "sub palette"?
    The subs will be part of the video in a permanent way. CVD should be authored as SVCD. For sub palette, copy an IFO file from any DVD.
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  5. Guest
    so, that ifo/palette file thingy is necessary for subs? Because i didn't specify any and don't see no subs in the part of the movie that's already encoded...
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  6. It's needed to set correct colors, or you can see black letter on black background. Make sure you're also using "Use mplayer to decode" option (Options tab).
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  7. Guest
    I see an error:

    font: can't open file: /Users/foo/.mplayer/font/font.desc
    font: can't open file: share/font/font.desc

    and no subs... sigh...
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  8. Have you installed the font package?
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  9. Guest
    You mean the "Subtitles iso-8859-1.pkg"? Sure, I did everything as told in the readme... But I can do that again... (The last two updates only the app itself changed?)
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  10. Guest
    You know what? The installer says:

    "Subtitles for MPlayerOSX
    iso-8859-1 encoding

    This package contains a set of subtitles for use with MPlayerOSX. They will be installed to the directory /usr/local/share/mplayer/font."

    But the software searches in:

    "font: can't open file: /Users/foo/.mplayer/font/font.desc
    font: can't open file: share/font/font.desc "

    Maybe that's the problem?
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  11. Guest
    As I wrote just above, the installer talks about "/usr/local/share/mplayer/font." But I can't find even "/usr/local/share/mplayer" after just running the pkg installer
    If I look into the pkg I don't see anything I can use...
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  12. Try installing the mplayer binary coming from this link. Does it change anything?
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  13. Guest
    I already have that for mplayer OS X. Though I'm not sure what the guy meant when he wrote:

    "If you have Mplayer OSX copy this file to /usr/local/bin"

    "this file"? There is a folder with many files after the download:

    codecs.conf
    input.conf
    MAN
    mencoder
    menu.conf
    mplayer
    readme.rtf

    all I see in /usr/local/bin is mplayer, where does the "conf" stuff go?

    And I see none of the font stuff there
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  14. You must use the engines installer application to install it. You only need to select the "mplayer" file. The link I've provided is a different version than the standard one.
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  15. Guest
    Now it seems to work, thx
    So is the mplayer you want people to get normally broken?
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  16. It seems it work in some cases and doesn't in other cases. It now appears that the stablest mplayer binary is the 03/16/2003 one and I'll change download URLs accordingly.
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  17. Guest
    Will it be possible some day to have real subtitle tracks? Or is there any other software for Mac OS X that can make sub tracks for SVCDs?
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  18. Guest
    Phewww...

    The subs are not in synch

    Looks as though they run slower then the movie, as far as I can tell. What to do?
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