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by weshinsley
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best approach for movie with text overlay
Replies: 19
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Re: Best approach for movie with text overlay

Hi all, Just another update on this topic, which I might have another try with, especially with the Raspberry Pi 3 now out. I was thinking about the VLC+Java angle which I can make work on a 10-yr old Windows machine. And recently I came across: https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/tutorial-build-or-down...
by weshinsley
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best approach for movie with text overlay
Replies: 19
Views: 6038

Re: Best approach for movie with text overlay

Not yet - but I ran out of steam a little and wrote what I needed in 4 lines of Java on a windows laptop. It would have been cute to do it on a PI, because I think it can do it. But I didn't have the appetite at that time to go into GStreamer, or some of the more intricate ways. The browser method w...
by weshinsley
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best approach for movie with text overlay
Replies: 19
Views: 6038

Re: Best approach for movie with text overlay

Many thanks for those - will have a look through those methods.
A further method I wondered about was showing the movie in a browser and seeing if that can handle a transparent layer on top nicely...

Thanks again,
Wes
by weshinsley
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best approach for movie with text overlay
Replies: 19
Views: 6038

Best approach for movie with text overlay

Hi all, I'd like to write some software for the Pi that displays a looping movie and overlay a page of text (simple html probably) on top of it - song lyrics for my church - and I'm wondering what sort of language (or combination of languages) to go for. I suspect the Pi might be capable of this, si...

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