atmosfear at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jun 5 23:18:08 CEST 2002
On Wednesday 05 June 2002 11:16, Alban Bedel wrote:
> Hi Stephen Davies,
> on Wed, 5 Jun 2002 07:45:59 +0100 (BST) you wrote:
> > > I think it's more reasonable to use the lcd as a target for statusline
> > > or a special OSD display. Doing bargraphs when seeking etc. Matrix
> > > Orbitals are nice for such stuff, they even allow custom character,
> > > would be nice for play stop etc symbols. Sadly my mtx orb 4x20 is
> > > defect :( (it was very expensive so I don't buy new one).
> > We were mainly joking about video output to the LCD... (I think... I
> > hope). As you say, status display is the proper way to use it.
> One of my idea for mplayer was to do something better concerning the status
> displaying. I see 2 main problems, first with the slave mode where there is
> no feedback. Can be good for some but it's very limited if one want to do
> something more complete. The second one is that it's impossible to
> customize the status line. I'd like to have something common to all that is
> playing status related. I didn't think to this much, but my first thaught
> was this : the player update the info when they change, then the "clients"
> are notified of what as just changed. The "client" then do whatever he want
> with the info he have. The simplest form could display the actual status
> line, one could do a more complete (ie multiline) display, an lcdproc
> display, etc.
> Imho the info must be as extensive as possible, who know what the final
> user want. It should at least include what can be found on the current
> status line, plus all info about what is played. They can come from the
> stream itself (like in shoutcast stream), for an external stream (icecast),
> the playlist or the demuxer. It's just my thaugths (without much thinking)
> I'd like to know what other think about it. The main thing I want to avoid
> is to have x different hacks, to do about the same thing.
I like the idea. But how should info be submitted? Via special slave command
or socket or teapot?
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