[MPlayer-users] Release announcement: Screensaver Disabler
louis at eea188.ee.ust.hk
Mon Jan 21 06:02:02 CET 2002
On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 11:17:48AM -0500, Joshua Pollak 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.
Have you tried SDL video output? It works for me. It can disables KDE
screensaver, Gnome using xscreensaver and xautolock.
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