[MPlayer-users] Using mplayer with NX

John A. Sullivan III jsullivan at opensourcedevel.com
Mon Jun 2 12:17:21 CEST 2008

On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 17:39 +0200, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-05-31 12:19:10 -0400, John A. Sullivan III <jsullivan at opensourcedevel.com> wrote:
> > Hello, all.  We are attempting to use mplayer with NoMachine's NX
> > product.  Video output is wonderfully fine but video input is proving
> > problematic.  For example, we would like to be able to use mplayer to
> > view on the virtual desktop the webcam attached to the physical desktop.
> > The webcam needs to be activated and de-activated by the application
> > (e.g., mplayer) on the virtual desktop.  How does one do this?
> I must admit I don't even understand your setup. You have a NX server,
> a NX client and a webcam. Where's the webcam connected to?
> MfG, JBG
Sorry for not being more clear.  The web cam is connected to the
physical desktop.  The user on the physical desktop is using NX client
to view the virtual desktop running NX server on a different physical
device.  The user is using mplayer on the virtual desktop and needs to
be able to control (start, stop, pause, etc.) and view the input of the
web cam using mplayer on the virtual desktop.  Thanks - John

            user                                   mplayer
              |                                        |
CAM______physical desktop-----------------------virtual desktop
             |                                          |
             |                                          |
          NXClient----------SMB share----------------NXServer
John A. Sullivan III
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