[MPlayer-users] MPlayer dev-CVS-060420-15:16-3.3 and Mac OS X 10.3.9 screensaver

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 20:16:13 CEST 2006

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On Apr 21, 2006, at 17.17, José Filipe wrote:

> Hi.
> The version that is mentioned in the subject doesn't stop the Mac OS X
> screensaver. It's really annoying because when you're watching a  
> movie, suddenly
> the screensaver kicks in.
> Any workaroud, besides deactivating the screensaver?

Reach over and smack the shift button every couple of minutes.  
Otherwise, you're out of luck. Mac OS X support isn't nearly the  
level you'd get for Linux support (though it is quite good,  
especially compared to other OSS projects). Anyway, I don't think  
MPlayer understands Aqua yet. The Linux command to stop the  
screensaver (which must be invoked manually) works only for  
XScreenSaver. If you're using another screensaver app (which is  
unlikely, if you're using Linux) then MPlayer doesn't know what to  
do. That's kind of your situation with OS X.

I suppose if you could rig up a script to simulate a key press every  
couple of minutes, that might work. As a totally cross-platform  
option, perhaps someone should create a small box that hooks into  
your USB port and simulates a USB mouse or keyboard, and, while  
turned on, sends the system a command to move the mouse by a pixel,  
or press some innocent and (independently pressed) functionless key,  
like shift, every 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 minutes (possibly selectable by a  
switch?). Probably won't happen, but it's worth throwing out there.

> Thank you.
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