[MPlayer-users] Re: GUI causes 100% CPU usage...
jonner at teegra.net
Wed Jul 2 14:46:06 CEST 2003
> I hardly use the GUI, and don't miss it. Once I got used to a player
> without a GUI, I found keyboard control much more precise. I can zero
> in a particular part of a long movie much more quickly and easily with
> the arrow keys and page up/down than I could with a GUI "slider". I
> wish my DVD player had the same functions, rather than emulating the
> rewind/fast-forward behavior of VCR's.
I agree completely. Most media player GUIs get in the way more than help
and keyboard control is generally more efficient than emulating a VCR. I
assume most players are like that because many people are more
comfortable with VCRs than keyboards.
The only major thing I miss with mplayer's normal (non-GUI) UI is the
ability to click on a specific point on the slider to seek to precise
point instantly. It isn't necessary, but is sometimes nice.
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