[FFmpeg-user] Drawtext filter

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it
Sun Mar 27 16:39:13 CEST 2011

On date Sunday 2011-03-27 12:26:13 +0100, Sebastian Arcus encoded:
> On 03/27/2011 09:23 AM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> >On date Saturday 2011-03-26 22:35:20 +0000, Sebastian Arcus encoded:
> >>Thanks Stefano. Any idea if the problem with the background colour
> >>option not having any effect has been solved? I tried it a while ago
> >>(about October-November 2010) - and the option to set a background
> >>colour for the text was not working at the time.
> >
> >Try it and report in case of problem.
> I just tried to compile ffmpeg (just pulled off the git repository
> yesterday). The drawtext filter is not enabled by default in the
> configure script. However, even when I tried to enable it with
> "--enable-filter=drawtext" - it wouldn't show up in the list of
> enabled filters. After more googling, I found out that it depends on
> libfreetype - so I had to explicitly do "--enable-libfreetype" -
> then it worked.
> It would be really helpful if the configure file would issue a
> suitable warning if one tries to enable the drawtext filter without
> enabling the libfreetype - otherwise many people might go around in
> circles wondering why the drawtext filter is not being enabled.

I note that the FFmpeg manual documents the requirement, but I agree
that it will be useful to have this feature integrated into configure.

Filing a feature-request for this would be appreciated.

Thanks for the report.

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