[MPlayer-users] Re: how many graphiccards can mplayer handle at thesame time?

justin case justin_case at gmx.net
Fri Jul 4 11:04:54 CEST 2003

i see. another thing that just came to my mind is that it could be nice to
use multiple mplayers under x and assign them different outputs. would i
find any possibility to do so?

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mplayer-users-bounces at mplayerhq.hu]On Behalf Of Jonathan Rogers
> Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 8:08 AM
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> Subject: [MPlayer-users] Re: how many graphiccards can mplayer handle at
> thesame time?
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> justin case wrote:
> > my biggest problem will be controlling the different instances.
> i have to
> > set up several framebuffers and perhaps "assign" several tty consoles to
> > them. then i will have to start the players - maybe from a
> script - on these
> > different tty consoles. for controlling them i hope i can write a script
> > that sends commands to the different consoles stdin, from wich
> i understand
> > mplayer reads when started in slave mode.
> MPlayer and most programs do not require ttys. It won't care what type
> of file stdin is connected to. The simplest thing to do is to use a pipe
> to connect a controlling process and a subordinate mplayer. Of course,
> you have to make sure mplayer uses the correct output video device, but
> that is separate from any tty.
> Alternatively, you can use FIFOs, or named pipes. It is also possible to
> use pty (pseudo terminal) master/slave pairs, but I doubt that is
> necessary.
> Jonathan Rogers
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