[MPlayer-users] using quartz vo remotely
terpstra at myrealbox.com
Sun Sep 19 22:52:57 CEST 2004
Having heard a lot about the remote display functionality of X11, I
thought it would be fun to put together a 'video-server' on my home
network, using Mplayer on a Debian box. One of the computers I would
like to offer this service to is an iBook running OSX/quartz. I have
read that Quartz also provides remote hooks, and thus was wondering if
it would be possible to use -vo quartz from the Debian box to provide a
display on the iBook...
So, my first question is, does anyone know for sure if this is even
possible? I haven't been able to find anything online about how to use
a remote Quartz server... Do I need to set anything up, or can I just
connect to display 0 on the iBook as if it were an X server?
Secondly, how can I compile MPlayer on a non-Darwin (Debian GNU/Linux
i686) box with quartz video out?
Lastly, how bad would the performance be over a single base-100
ethernet segment? Over two or three (switched)? Is it even worth the
effort (aside from the novelty of it :p) ?
Thank you for your input,
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