[MPlayer-users] Optimize video output from tv card

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Thu Sep 3 19:22:27 CEST 2009

On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 06:01:48PM +0200, Michael wrote:
> Now I just need to find some tutorials on how to access the X11 screen from 
> python (as Mplayer shall only use about 80% of the screen, the rest shall be 
> a scrolling text display).

May I recommend reading man mplayer, particularly the -geometry part?

> I also want to get rid of the xterm. Need to find out what I need it for at 
> all. I see that I cannot simply start mplayer from xinit. It seems to need 
> xterm.

No it doesn't. You _might_ need to use -noconsolecontrols and/or
redirect stdin/stdout.

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