Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#11661 new enhancement

MediaPlayer Subtitles font size (easy)

Reported by: bipolar Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/MediaPlayer Version: R1/Development
Keywords: MediaPlayer subtitles Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


  • It would be nice if there was a way to choose the size/style/family of the font used for the subtitles. Specially the size, as the current options (even "Large") are all too small, at least for a 1920x1080 24" Monitor (when used as a TV, ie: some meters away from the screen).
  • Also, support for text encodings others than UTF-8 would be nice, as plenty of subtitle websites use Latin-1 as the default encoding.

(I'm using x86_gcc2 hrev47322)

Change History (4)

comment:1 by pulkomandy, 6 years ago

Summary: MediaPlayer SubtitlesMediaPlayer Subtitles font size (easy)

Different encodings are now supported (and automaticall detected - see hrev51192). Leaving the issue open for the custom/larger font size.

comment:2 by Oishika, 4 years ago

I am new to Haiku and I want to take this issue up as a part of my Summer Outreachy'19 application.

Currently there are options for the subtitle size to be Small, Medium or Large. I am planning to change the current BOptionPopUp to have integer font sizes instead of the current ones and change the font size of the subtitle accordingly.

comment:3 by humdinger, 4 years ago

May I suggest to make it similar to how fonts are set in the Appearance prefs, i.e. font family/style in in a pop-up menu and the size with a BSpinner?

comment:4 by Oishika, 4 years ago

Yes sure. I'll look into it.

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