[MPlayer-users] Optimize video output from tv card

Michael auslands-kv at gmx.de
Thu Sep 3 22:37:43 CEST 2009

Thanks, I've got everything working now.

Python-SDL fortunately also works with X11. :-)

The only problem is that the nsc driver seems to be quite a bit buggy still. 
I infrequently get garbled video playback :-(

The screen then shows many several small copies of the video, all of them 
just in two colors (red and green).

So far I only see these problems when I am not fullscreen. But I need more 
test to find out where these come from.

Is the driver still actively maintained? Anybody knows who the developer is? 

Thanks and best regards from Switzerland


Reimar Döffinger wrote:

> 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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