[MPlayer-users] Release announcement: Screensaver Disabler

Robert Jameson rj at open-net.org
Fri Jan 18 18:32:12 CET 2002

Awsome! I've been looking for something like this for a longtime, keep up the great work!

On Fri, 18 Jan 2002 11:17:48 -0500
Joshua Pollak <pardsbane at offthehill.org> wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hello Fellow Mplayer Users:
> I don't know about you, but I watch a lot of DVD's and movies, etc on Linux, 
> with MPlayer. I also use a screen saver, but as far as I know, none of the 
> major movie players has a way to disable the screensavers. I've seen people 
> suggest that the screensavers should check to see if certain programs are 
> running before activating, but that seems like a seriously backward approach. 
> I also think it is unreasonable to expect movieplayers, etc to handle each 
> screensaver specifically, and to me, having the a movieplayer jiggling the 
> mouse in the background seems like a stupid thing.
> Anyway, I don't believe there has been a drop in solution to this... until 
> now. I wrote libssd, which stands for ScreenSaver Disabler. Just download, 
> compile, and link with your favorite movie player (MPlayer) and your 
> screensaver will be disabled for as long as the program is running, and 
> re-enabled when it quits.
> The library is a drop in, no source code changes are needed, and it currently 
> works with KDE's screensaver and xscreensaver.
> I've included a little guide on how to use it with MPlayer on my website, but 
> to use it with another program, just include "-lssd -lstdc++" on the link 
> line of the program, and you'll be all set. Of course, dynamic loading can be 
> used for more control, I intend to create an optional header file for that 
> later on.
> If the MPlayer programmers think this is worthwhile, I would like to 
> encourage them to include it with their source, or at least integrate it with 
> the configure script.
> The website for the software is:
> http://www.offthehill.org/Projects/libssd
> Feedback would be appreciated.
> -Josh
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