[MPlayer-users] rootwin gives me no video output in kde 3.5.7

Leonardo De Luca leodeluca at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 3 00:44:12 CEST 2007

--- Giacomo Comes <comes at naic.edu> escribió:
>The option -rootwin makes mplayer to use the root window of the X server
>to show the video. Unfortunately with the feature rich desktop used
>today (kde, gnome, etc) the root window is invisible all the time.
>It is covered with the desktop window or may be some other windows.
>With kde you can kill the desktop program (kdesktop) and then you
>can see mplayer playing your video on the root window.

Thank you Giacomo, killing kdesktop worked perfectly. There was no need to compile tomorrow's svn
I will play around with the -colorkey command too to see if that works as well.

Thank you guys for your help,

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