[FFmpeg-user] drawtext, suggestion for improvement

Michael Koch astroelectronic at t-online.de
Sat Mar 28 00:25:09 EET 2020

Am 27.03.2020 um 22:58 schrieb Reino Wijnsma:
> Hello Michael,
> On 2020-03-26T20:28:02+0100, Michael Koch <astroelectronic at t-online.de> wrote:
>> How to reproduce:
>> Use Windows Notepad to create a UTF-8 text file which contains only the word "test".
>> This is how the file looks in a hex editor:
>> EF BB BF 74 65 73 74
>> Now run this command line and have a look at the output image.
>> C:\Users\mKoch\Desktop>c:\ffmpeg\ffmpeg -f lavfi -i color=c=white -vf drawtext=textfile=test.txt -frames 1 -y out.png
>> ffmpeg version git-2020-03-23-ba698a2 Copyright (c) 2000-2020 the FFmpeg developers
>>    built with gcc 9.2.1 (GCC) 20200122
>>    [...]
> Your FFmpeg binary looks very recent, but what about the FontConfig library you compiled this FFmpeg binary with?

I didn't compile it myself, it's the Windows version from Zeranoe.


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