[MPlayer-users] Re: GUI causes 100% CPU usage...

Jonathan Rogers jonner at teegra.net
Wed Jul 2 14:46:06 CEST 2003

Dan8827 wrote:
> 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.

Jonathan Rogers

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