embeddedfonts switch invalid

Ken Rushia
  • Ken Rushia

    Ken Rushia - 2007-08-13

    KPlayer seems to break on newer versions of MPlayer due to it passing the -[no]embeddedfonts argument.  I cannot play any videos.  Sample output below.

    MPlayer dev-SVN-rUNKNOWN-4.1.2 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
    CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ (Family: 15, Model: 35, Stepping: 2)
    CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
    Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
    Unknown option on the command line: -noembeddedfonts
    Error parsing option on the command line: -noembeddedfonts

    • Ken Rushia

      Ken Rushia - 2007-08-13

      Nevermind, I should have checked the bug tracker first.

      I think there should be some KPlayer config options to mask certain aarguments from being given to MPlayer to give users who don't want a bloated install a way around problems like this.  Thoughts?


    • Craig Goodrich

      Craig Goodrich - 2008-08-04

      This happens when mplayer was not built with libass (yes, that's what it's called) to provide font support.  Rebuild mplayer, configuring to include freetype, pango, and any other font-related stuff you find in configure --help, and the problem will go away.


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