[FFmpeg-user] filter: subtitles and special chars

Mike F paziu at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 2 22:59:55 EET 2017

Hello Nicolas,

Let me start with this first, to clarify.

Hello. You just hijacked a thread. It is forbidden on this list. I
suggest you re-read the posting guidelines carefully in order to not do
anything forbidden again.

I am aware of the rules... and none of:

"thread hijacking (that is, replying to a thread and changing the subject line to something completely unrelated that was not being discussed within the original thread)"

has been done by me - a simple new "compose" and I pasted in the email address that i got in the initial email, after receiving the confirmation of the mailing list subscription.
I am not sure how did you, or the system process that message, but "hijacking" was not done on my side... if there is a "real" problem with the msg showing up as "hijacked", i might think about dumping yahoo mail, or there is an issue on the opposite side.

maybe I just subscribed to ffmpeg list, but I am a returning "ffmpeg user questions" mailing list subscriber - I was one between 2012-2014 before.

going back to what you mentioned about being precise about the cmdline, and errors... I could provide the information in a "proper" form, I will try this now:


$ ffmpeg -y -i myvid\[1of10\].mkv -c:v libx264 -coder 1 -bf 3 -refs 3 -subq 10 -partitions +parti4x4+parti8x8+partp8x8 -g 100 -keyint_min 25 -qmin 1 -qmax 51 -trellis 2 -sc_threshold 40 -threads 48 -filter:v scale=960:-1,subtitles=myvid\[1of10\].srt:charenc=CP1250:force_style='Fontsize=24:original_size=hd480' -c:a aac -ab 96k -ac 2 test.mp4
ffmpeg version N-83701-g70ebc05-1 Copyright (c) 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers
  built with gcc 6.3.0 (Debian 6.3.0-6) 20170205

<obvious, snip>

      creation_time   : 2017-03-02T16:34:40.000000Z
      handler_name    : GPAC MPEG-4 Scene Description Handler
[Parsed_subtitles_1 @ 0x564d1346b020] Shaper: FriBidi 0.19.7 (SIMPLE) HarfBuzz-ng 1.4.2 (COMPLEX)
[Parsed_subtitles_1 @ 0x564d1346b020] Unable to open myvid
[AVFilterGraph @ 0x564d132e5e40] Error initializing filter 'subtitles' with args 'myvid'
Error opening filters!


I would apologize, if I would hijack the thread...

Thank you,


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