Q: What subtitle formats are supported?
A: Currently only MicroDVD format is supported, but more will follow.
Q: How much do subtitles affect performance of PMPMOD?
A: In a series of benchmarks with jonnys own benchmark code, it showed that subtitles will decrease the average fps by 0.3 at most.
Q: That's cool, but how do you do that?
A: Just some organized glyph caching in VRAM and my own fast glyph blitter.
Q: How do I change the codepage/charset/language?
A: Inside the PMPMOD folder are different font files for different languages. To change the language, simply rename the 'font10.f' to 'font10_western.f' or alike and rename the right font to 'font10.f'.
If you want to display hebrew subtitles for example, rename 'font10_heb.f' to 'font10.f'
Q: Why so complicated?
A: Because it's simpler for me :) and because most users most likely only need to do this step once, so this shouldn't be a problem. A possibility to choose language in the program will follow later.
Q: What about other languages?
A: Each font file holds a charset of one Unicode page, ie 256 chars. The file is generated from Windows fonts using a small tool that I will release the next days. So if you have a font installed with your charset, you can create your own font file.
(Chinese and japanese kanji will need a little different approach - I will try to add support for these in the future)
Q: Does this also work on 2.0 with tiff exploit?
A: Yes. Thanks to tommydanger this now also works with the tiff exploit.
Q: What's the difference between FW2.0+ and FW1.5 versions?
A: The speed. The FW2.0+ version cannot use the ME to do the heavy idct needed by the decoder, and even though some vfpu optimizations have been applied it stands in no competition against the ME version. I found the average speed drop to be around 8-9fps, yet it is enough to playback high quality anime episodes smoothly. It should also be possible to playback 768kbit encodings minimum smoothly, however I didn't benchmark that.
Q: Arrrrgggg.... where is the (nice) GUI?!
A: Lost in space. No. It's not included because it will get completely rewritten from scratch with better skinning support, a option screen and nice graphics and fonts.
Q: When will it be done?
A: When it's done.