[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavfi test pattern generator

Nicolas George nicolas.george
Fri Jan 2 18:53:02 CET 2009

Le tridi 13 niv?se, an CCXVII, Michael Niedermayer a ?crit?:
> try grep in something prior to r22857 because diego deleted them in that
> revission.
> I dont remember why they where deleted ...

As far as I remember, because this was considered obsolete compared to using
vectorial fonts through FreeType. I think this makes sense: anyone,
nowadays, has lots of TrueType and OpenTYpe fonts on his hard drive, while
these bitmaps fonts had to be installed specifically for mplayer.
Furthermore, using FreeType not much work; I count about 60 lines of code
for the font rendering in my old fcbanner program: loading a custom bitmap
format would require almost as much.


  Nicolas George
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