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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:
Additionally, you can specify your own encoding:
Just replace iso-8859-1 by desired value.

Written by nite_man

April 30, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Posted in entertainment, media

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Tip #3: Store your DVDs on HDD

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LinuxMCE allows to archive your DVD collection to the hard drive. It stores DVD as ISO but with extension .dvd. Just insert DVD and start play it. After that activate on-screen remote control by pressing any button on your psychical remote control. Press button ‘Copy DVD’. Or another way is go to ‘Manage Media’ and chose option ‘Rip’.

Moreover, LinuxMCE includes an utility to retrieve information about DVD from CDDB database (IMHO it’d be more efficient to use IMDB) – id-my-disc. If you didn’t install it just run that command:

apt-get install id-my-disc

If by some reason you DVD is not found in the CDDB you may just type desired name directly from the Orbiter. After storing DVD on the hard drive you’ll able to watch it on any media directors in you house. There is also possibility to store DVD in public area or your private space. Unfortunately, LinuxMCE doesn’t have built-in tool to burn DVD. But you can easily use K3b to burn stored DVD ISO back to DVD.

Written by nite_man

August 21, 2007 at 1:16 pm

Posted in DVD, Hacks and Tips, media

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