Alright so I finally learned how to turn subtitles on. Problem is, they are big. I'm just wondering how to fix that.
uhhh... if your using Mplayer... I'm assuming your running it in Linux. Just click the little wrench on the GUI and got to the subtitles tab on the preferences. See if you can play with the font size.
Otherwise... I need to know more info about the video or something. XD
thanks to Silverwmoon!
Actually I'm using the windows version. Who would have thunk it, right? I used to use media player classic but my computer slows down whenever I do. Mplayer doesn't do that though so here we are. Well , anyway its usually mkv files that I have subs with a big font size on the sub. I think its because the default sub font won't load. Maybe a screen shot would help with what I'm trying to say. I'll get one later.
Oh. MKV... soft subs right (IE not encoded straight into the video)?
I actually know how to fix this.
First off, if you are using the experimental version of Mplayer for windows that runs a GUI, then you can't do it. Sorry, but last version I used, they didn't compile ASS support into it. So, you'll have to learn to use keyboard to control the video (which is really easy once you learn it), and you have to run it out of the command line.
If you want, I can show you some cool shortcuts and tools to make running it out of the command line a real non-issue, but lets get it working first, eh?
If you don't have it, download the command line version of Mplayer for Win32. Install/extract (whatever) it and then go to the install directory.
Within that directory, there is another subdirectory called 'mplayer'. Go into that subdirectory and you should find a file called simply 'config' (I think... that's what's mine is called). You need to edit this file, AND YOU NEED TO LEAVE ONE BLANK LINE AT THE END OF THE FILE WHEN YOU EDIT IT.
That is my config file. Notice the # signs. Those mean that the lines are "remarked" and they don't count toward anything. The lines you want to notice are ass=1, embeddedfonts=1, and sid=0. Those other one's are things I set for performance, or were experimenting with at one time (I really don't remember what the fuck I was doing to be honest with you).
Anyway, add those last 3 lines (and the extra carrage return at the end), and it should now work correctly. You'll have to run out of the command prompt... so run 'C:\Mplayer\mplayer.exe C:\Documents and Settings\FantasyStrike\My Videos\Anime\MyVideo.mkv'.
Get the idea? If it works, then let me know. I'll show you some cool shit for XP that will make the thought of running it out of the command line a somewhat happy one.
thanks to Silverwmoon!