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Tip #16: Howto manage Xine subtitles fonts

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If you’re not satisfy with fonts of subtitles you can install new ones and tell Xine use them instead of defaults. Basically, embedded into LinuxMCE Xine lookups fonts in the directory /opt/libxine/share/xine/libxine1/fonts. Put new fonts there and edit Xine config file /etc/pluto/xine.conf as follows:
subtitles.separate.font:<name of the installed font>
As example, you can use that:
subtitles.separate.font:sans
Additionally, you can specify your own encoding:
subtitles.separate.src_encoding:iso-8859-1
Just replace iso-8859-1 by desired value.

Written by nite_man

April 30, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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Tip #12: Play DivX with Subtitles

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One good feature is going to be added into LinuxMCE 0710. It’s a possibility to playback DivX movies with subtitles. The media player expects to have file with subtitles in the same directory as DivX and with the same name but with one of following extensions: *.asc, *.txt, *.sub, *.srt, *.smi and *.ssa. For example, if we have DivX file The_Troy.avi, the file with subtitles should be named The_Troy.avi.srt and placed in the same directory.

A few configuration parameters are available in the /etc/pluto/xine.conf to customize subtitles font, size, encoding type. You can find them here.

Unfortunately, that feature is not yet included into LinuxMCE 0710 Beta 3.

UPDATED: It should work in LinuxMCE 0710 Beta 4!

Written by nite_man

February 1, 2008 at 2:45 pm

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