Please help me solve this MPlayer (media-player) problem?

HalleluYAH

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 20, 2007
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Would any of you please tell me (step by step) how to make the subtitles play along with the video-file that is supposed to play alongside the subtitles?

I got a video-file (filename: vmt-tears-xvid.avi) with a "subtitles-file" (filename: vmt-tears-xvid.sub).
Each of those files are pictured below:



I need to get both of those files to work within the MPlayer program. I've been able to get that video to play, but the subtitles-file hasn't worked in MPlayer, so far.

I've tried dragging and dropping the subtitles-file into MPlayer, and I've double-clicked that file, but none of those methods make MPlayer actually play the subtitles with the video (pictured below) that came with it:



Would any of you please tell me how to get them (the video & subtitles) to work together, simultaneously?
 

Willie Sippel

macrumors newbie
Jun 8, 2005
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The OS X user interface isn't done, yet, so some features (like subtitles) seem to be missing. You should be able to open a video with a subtitle using the command line, but I've only done this on Linux so far. Should work on OS X, too, I think: You need the mplayer binary in $PATH (so that the command is available everywhere), and issue this command:

Code:
mplayer vmt-tears-xvid.avi -sub vmt-tears-xvid.sub
 

HalleluYAH

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 20, 2007
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Willie Sippel, I appreciate your advice.
I don't know exactly how to do that with command line. Would you or anyone else, who knows how to use the command line please tell me exactly what I need to do (step by step) to make that subtitles-file (filename: vmt-tears-xvid.sub) work with that video-file (filename: vmt-tears-xvid.avi) in the binary-version of mplayer.