Unable to get OSD (and probably subtitles) in MPlayer

Fred Woods fred at comment.icecreamhasnobones.org
Sun Aug 31 00:14:10 UTC 2008

On Sat 08/08/30 16:44 , "Lars Stokholm" lars.stokholm at gmail.com sent:
> Here's something from the install log:
> mplayer-0.99.11_5 depends on shared library: iconv.3 - found
> ...
> Checking for iconv ... no
> ...
> Checking for freetype >= 2.0.9 ... no (iconv support needed)
> Checking for fontconfig ... no (freetype support needed)
> Checking for SSA/ASS support ... no (FreeType support needed)
> I'm not sure if this is the cause of my problems, but it seems like it
> to me. Why does it say "Checking for iconv ... no" when the share
> library iconv.3 is found?

Check to see if you have libiconv in /usr/lib
and in /usr/local/lib.
Also check to see if you have the includes
in /usr/include and /usr/local/include.
Assuming you built from ports, you can run
make/gmake in the port's work/program dir
and look at the config.log for more details.

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