[MPlayer-users] mplayer in root window?

Brent Kearney brent at kearneys.ca
Mon Oct 29 07:15:57 CET 2001

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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