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What video player is recommended?

mpv. It’s a compact and fast open-source video player,
available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS.
2000px-Mpv-logo.svg.pngYou simply have to add two “.conf” files (mpv.conf + input.conf)
into your “mpv” folder for a decent basic setup.
If you want the best visual results possible,
then I recommend reading this guide HERE.
If you want a GUI for mpv, then you might want to try mpc-qt out.


Sometimes the subtitle rendering is different than MPC-HC (xysubfilter), why?

Libass is the default subtitle renderer for mpv. It’s also the same one used by VLC and AssFilterMod (which is available for MPC-HC).
There isn’t much of a difference between libass and xySubfilter.
A good benefit of libass is to switch back to Arial instead of showing spaces if a character is missing in the font. xySubfilter sometimes fails to render fonts, while libass doesn’t. Libass sometimes renders blur, fades and bold fonts badly, while xySubfilter doesn’t. However, for this one you can simply use “sub-ass-vsfilter-blur-compat=yes” (only works in mpv) and get the “benefits” (it depends what renderer the fansub group used for their typeset) of xySubfilter combined with libass.


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