Here is how you can setup mplayer to use Central European encoding for subtitles (instead of default UTF-8):
Go to mplayer directory and edit the config file, located in mplayer subdirectory of mplayer (that will be \mplayer\mplayer\config), After the “font” line add:
While you are still there, you can add
to always have full screen when dropping a movie over mplayer’s icon.
Here is my mplayer config file:
vo=directx double=yes font=c:/windows/fonts/arial.ttf subfont-encoding=iso-8859-2 autosync=100 framedrop=yes quiet=yes fs=yes
P.S. In theory, you can achieve this by replacing arial.ttf with arial-ce.ttf, just that I couldn’t manage to find arial-ce.ttf free on Internet. And it looks like arial.ttf already has the CE fonts (aka iso-8859-2) packed into it.