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ffmpegHow to add multi-line text to video using drawtext filter


In order to add multiple lines of text to video, load text from file or use multiple drawtext filters (separated by commas):

ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -vf "drawtext=text='Hi everyone':x=10:y=10:fontsize=24:fontcolor=white,drawtext=text='Next line is here':x=10:y=30:fontsize=24:fontcolor=white" -c:a copy out.mp4ctrl + c
-i in.mp4

input video file

-vf

apply specific video filters

drawtext=

drawtext filter options

text=

text to draw

x=10

horizontal position in pixels from top left corner

y=10

vertical position in pixels from top left corner

fontsize

size of the text to display

fontcolor

color of the text

-c:a copy

copy audio without converting

out.mp4

resulting video file