Unable to get OSD (and probably subtitles) in MPlayer

Stefan Ehmann shoesoft at gmx.net
Sun Aug 31 07:04:56 UTC 2008

On Saturday 30 August 2008 18:44:28 Lars Stokholm wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Stefan Ehmann <shoesoft at gmx.net> wrote:
> > What works for me:
> >
> > make to have multimedia/mplayer-fonts installed
> > $ cd /usr/ports/multimedia/mplayer
> > $ make install-user
> Thank you for your reply, but I prefer using freetype and as I
> understand it, install-user only works for bitmap fonts.
Okay, I always used bitmap fonts.

> 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?

config.log says
cc -Wall -Wno-switch -Wpointer-arith -Wredundant-decls -O -pipe -fno-fast-math 
-I... -I.../libavutil   -L/usr/local/lib    -o /tmp/mplayer-conf--37111 
/tmp/mplayer-conf--37111.c -lm
tmp/mplayer-conf--37111.c:3:19: error: iconv.h: No such file or directory
-I/usr/local/include seems to be missing

My currently installed mplayer had working truetype fonts. After 
reinstallation no longer :(

With the latest version truetype support is broken. My previously installed 
version (from 24 Aug 2008 12:20:52 I think) had working truetype support.


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