[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Enable energy saving option and screensaver mode when the video is paused.

Ferenc Czumbil sisco311 at ubuntu.com
Thu Jan 22 19:29:40 CET 2015

On 01/12/14 22:40, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 01, 2014 at 05:57:47PM +0200, Ferenc Czumbil wrote:
>> On 29/11/14 23:58, Hans-Dieter Kosch wrote:
>>> Reimar Döffinger wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 07:09:26PM +0200, Ferenc Czumbil wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> Currently, by default, energy saving and the screensaver is disabled
>>>>> when mplayer starts and is re-enabled on exit.
>>>>> This re-enables them when the video is paused. Fixes bug #2112
>>>> I'm not sure everyone likes this behaviour.
>>>> It might be better to add an option to choose the behaviour.
>>> I'd also vote for a selectable behaviour. A user may want to observe a
>>> picture of a paused stream, and then annoyingly the screensaver
>>> interferes...
>> Should I add a new separate option? Or would it be better to have a single
>> option for selecting the desired behaviour? Something like:
>> -stop-xscreensaver true|false|on_playback
> The idea sounds nice but I see two issues:
> 1) It will probably be somewhat more complex
> 2) It will probably break existing config files
> So I'd expect a separate option to be the better solution.
Fair enough. It was a long time ago when I did some programming and I'm 
not familiar with the source code of mplayer, but the attached patch 
seams to work (at least for me). I'm open to any further suggestions.

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