In order to play video files with a sub title file on MacOS 10.13.6 on the command line: How to install
mplayer so that I am able to use subtitles?
I tried the following suggestion made in some other post:
brew uninstall mplayer brew reinstall freetype brew reinstall fontconfig brew install --build-from-source mplayer
The last command provoked an error:
Error: Xcode alone is not sufficient on High Sierra. Install the Command Line Tools: xcode-select --install
and so I did install the
Command Line Tools. Then I repeated the
mplayer install command. It was installed with the following configure line:
./configure --cc=clang --host-cc=clang --disable-cdparanoia --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/mplayer/1.3.0 --disable-x11
But then running the command as follows
mplayer testvideo.mkv -sub SubTest.srt
with the content of
SubTest.srt as follows:
1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:05,000 <font face="Arial" size="50" color="#425aa0"><b>TEST TEXT</b></font>
does NOT show any subtitle, nor any error.
The output of
brew info mplayeris:
mplayer: stable 1.3.0 (bottled), HEAD UNIX movie player https://mplayerhq.hu/ /usr/local/Cellar/mplayer/1.3.0 (11 files, 28.8MB) * Built from source on 2019-01-11 at 07:40:20 From: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/blob/master/Formula/mplayer.rb ==> Dependencies Build: yasm ✔ Optional: libcaca ✘, libdvdnav ✘, libdvdread ✘ ==> Options --with-libcaca Build with libcaca support --with-libdvdnav Build with libdvdnav support --with-libdvdread Build with libdvdread support --HEAD Install HEAD version ==> Analytics install: 1,198 (30 days), 3,569 (90 days), 15,129 (365 days) install_on_request: 1,140 (30 days), 3,408 (90 days), 14,307 (365 days) build_error: 0 (30 days)
What else can I try? I rather would not like to install and use a virtual box ...