Lately I’ve been strugling with some issues with SMPlayer – each time I’ve launch it, it would scan the whole SYSTEM font directory… the fuck ?! …it takes forever with my huge font collection…
It have been driving me crazy. I still have newest episode of ‘Castle‘ to watch ;)
Well, I’ve been searching throught ‘Net to find solution… there were few, sadly none of them were working. So I’d like to save you time and give you my working one.
First of all, myths:
● launching SMPlayer with additional -nofontconfig option for MPlayer – DOES NOT WORK
● launching SMPlayer with additional -fontconfig 0 (zero) option for MPlayer – DOES NOT WORK either
…and now the solution:
✔ Go to C:\Users\%CURRENT USER%\.smplayer\
✔ Find the smplayer.ini file and edit it (with Notepad)
✔ While you have active Notepad window press Ctrl+F (or Edit > Search) and type: fontconfig
✔ Set the value to ‘false‘
✔ Now, if you want Arial for your font set:
● If any other font – simply replace given path to the proper one.
✔ Exit and save changes
★ If you want you may set the file to ‘Read Only‘ to prevent future changes in the SMPlayer config