[MPlayer-dev-eng] Question for dev's: Does mplayer disable DPMS timeouts? "xset q" looks good, but timeouts never trigger

Nicolas George nicolas.george at normalesup.org
Wed Sep 7 12:47:23 CEST 2011

Le primidi 21 fructidor, an CCXIX, Erik Auerswald a écrit :
> That sounds like a bug (a regression; at least an undocumented change in
> behaviour). Current mplayer (as of this weekend) and older versions as long
> as I can remember stop the screensaver and DPMS from blanking the
> monitor while watching a movie.
> If some program calling mplayer to play some movies does wish to play a
> movie that cannot be seen (because the monitor is turned off), that program
> should specify the -nostop-xscreensaver option.

I tend to agree: -stop-screensaver should be the default.


int stop_xscreensaver = 0;

to ... = 1 in libvo/x11_common.c should be enough.

> No, it introduces a regression. This would not be the first such change of
> behaviour to the worse (-nosub is needed for DVDs now-a-days, which was
> not needed back-in-the-day).

People who need subtitles would think it is a change for the best.


  Nicolas George
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