[MPlayer-users] mplayer in root window?
shane at bogomip.com
Tue Nov 6 22:33:25 CET 2001
I am wishing to do the same thing.. and I have failed at hacking this into
the Xv or SDL drivers.. I have recently hacked a similar feature with
Cygwin X11 and Drempels together..
and if anybody knwos what dremples is.. it is an animated texture morphing
well Iwant to do somethign similar with MPlayer as the backbone. Brent had
a great idea with the Electric sheep stuff.. since you could get that
working in a matter of seconds.
the rxvt trick in the image above was by checkerboarding any color.. plus
the overlay color together to make a darn cool effect..
Mplayer gods.. please hear us peons! add -root to mplayer and make close to
uh.. hundreds of people wanna scream your name!
On Sun, Oct 28, 2001 at 10:15:57PM -0800, Brent Kearney wrote:
> Hi, I love mplayer!
> A feature request: -root option to play in the root window. If
> mplayer had this option, it could be used is an X-Screensaver hack.
> Specifically, it would be awesome in conjunction with the
> <a href="http://www.electricsheep.org"> Electric Sheep </a> fractal
> generating screensaver.
> According to the xscreensaver man page,
> "To use a program as a screensaver, two things are required: that that
> program draw on the root window (or be able to be configured to draw on
> the root window); and that that program understand ``virtual root''
> windows, as used by virtual window managers such as tvtwm(1).
> (Generally, this is accomplished by just including the "vroot.h" header
> file in the program's source.)".
> I'm sure its a _little_ more involved in just including the vroot.h
> header file, but perhaps its not too tough to pull off.
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