Your message dated Sun, 14 Nov 2010 16:27:07 +0100
with message-id <>
and subject line scaling when transcoding doesn't scale subtitles
has caused the Debian Bug report #293857,
regarding scaling when transcoding doesn't scale subtitles
to be marked as done.

This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

(NB: If you are a system administrator and have no idea what this
message is talking about, this may indicate a serious mail system
misconfiguration somewhere. Please contact

Debian Bug Tracking System
Contact with problems
--- Begin Message ---
Package: vlc
Version: 0.8.1-3
Severity: normal


I've got a 17" monitor on a system without DVD drive, and a 12" monitor
on a laptop with DVD drive. This is a perfect situation to use VLC's
streaming properties -- viewing DVD movies on a larger monitor is so
much more comfortable, while I prefer not having to copy an entire DVD
image to the other system's hard disk.

However, since my LAN is only a 10Mbit one currently, streaming a DVD at
full quality simply isn't possible; it requires more bandwith than what
I have available. So, I selected the transcoding option in the VLC
interface. While experimenting with that option, I discovered that
scaling down the resolution of the stream while leaving the stream's
bitrate on maximum has a much higher impact on the required bandwith
than doing it the other way around, while the impact on quality is
negligable (so long as the scale isn't too high).

Unfortunately, something went wrong with subtitles; they just didn't
appear on the output. Only when I played a DVD that at one point had the
subtitles all on top did I find out what went wrong: these are simply
not scaled, they're still on the original scale. As a result, if the
stream is transcoded to a lower resolution, subtitles won't be visible.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.10
Locale: lang=nl_be.iso-8859...@euro, lc_ctype=nl_be.iso-8859...@euro 

Versions of packages vlc depends on:
ii  aalib1                   1.4p5-22        ascii art library
ii  dbus-1                   0.23-1          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  liba52-0.7.4             0.7.4-1         Library for decoding ATSC A/52 str
ii  libc6                    2.3.2.ds1-20    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libdvbpsi3               0.1.4-2         library for MPEG TS and DVB PSI ta
ii  libdvdnav4               0.1.9-3         The DVD navigation library
ii  libdvdread3              0.9.4-5         Simple foundation for reading DVDs
ii  libflac6                 1.1.1-5         Free Lossless Audio Codec - runtim
ii  libfreetype6             2.1.7-2.3       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libfribidi0              0.10.4-6        Free Implementation of the Unicode
ii  libgcc1                  1:3.4.3-7       GCC support library
ii  libgnutls11              1.0.16-13       GNU TLS library - runtime library
ii  libhal0                  0.4.7-1         Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libid3tag0               0.15.1b-3       ID3 tag reading library from the M
ii  liblircclient0           0.7.1pre1-1     LIRC client library
ii  libmad0                  0.15.1b-1       MPEG audio decoder library
ii  libmodplug0              1:0.7-4         shared libraries for mod music bas
ii  libmpeg2-4               0.4.0b-2        MPEG1 and MPEG2 video decoder libr
ii  libncurses5              5.4-4           Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libogg0                  1.1.0-1         Ogg Bitstream Library
ii  libpng12-0               1.2.8rel-1      PNG library - runtime
ii  libstdc++5               1:3.3.5-8       The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libtar                   1.2.11-2        C library for manipulating tar arc
ii  libtheora0               0.0.0.alpha3-1  The Theora Video Compression Codec
ii  libvorbis0a              1.0.1-1         The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libvorbisenc2            1.0.1-1         The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libx11-6                 4.3.0.dfsg.1-10 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxext6                 4.3.0.dfsg.1-10 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxml2                  2.6.11-5        GNOME XML library
ii  libxosd2                 2.2.14-1        X On-Screen Display library - runt
ii  libxv1                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-10 X Window System video extension li
ii  slang1                   1.4.9dbs-8      The S-Lang programming library - r
ii  ttf-freefont             20031008-1.1    Freefont Serif, Sans and Mono True
ii  wxvlc                    0.8.1-3         wxWindows frontend for VLC
ii  xlibmesa-gl [libgl1]     4.3.0.dfsg.1-10 Mesa 3D graphics library [XFree86]
ii  xlibmesa-glu [libglu1]   4.3.0.dfsg.1-10 Mesa OpenGL utility library [XFree
ii  xlibs                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-10 X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configu
ii  zlib1g                   1:1.2.2-4       compression library - runtime

-- no debconf information

--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message ---
According to upstream it's not a bug. This bug is very old and won't be
fixed. Therefore I am closing it.

Benjamin Drung
Ubuntu Developer ( | Debian Maintainer (

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part

--- End Message ---
pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list

Reply via email to