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Re: Problem with mplayer SDL control key assignment
On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:42:55AM +0000, manlyphall%manlymail.net@localhost wrote:
> I've been playing around with this older laptop. It has an intel chipset
> that is supported, but not real well. It has not and never will be a
> machine for watching HD video.
> Outside of X, mplayer will present excellent video at resolutions like
> 854x480. With codec like xvid and h264, anyway. Forget about h265 at
> that resolution. It does this better outside of X will using the SDL
> video output, than it does with any video output while inside of X.
> As of right now, if I felt the need to watch some leture off downloaded
> from Youtube, I could do it. Just as long as the resolution wasn't to
> high, or I didn't mind downscaling it and using a lighter video codec.
> This after having downloaded the video with a script, from outside of
> This came as a suprise to me that this works, and I've wondered if it
> works because of still using SDL1.2. I don't really know why. I had to
> enable aalib support manually to even have that. Haven't figured out if
> I can get caca to work, as of yet.
> So the downfall of using SDL, is that I need to be root permissions. For
> this little play project, that is fine.
> The question I have, is if there is something I can do to prevent
> mplayer/SDL from altering the key binding or localization. Not sure what
> is going on. = is esc or q or some key that terminates playback. This
> only happens with the SDL video output. aalib is fine.
> So here is the output of the SDL video output, without root permissions.
> WSCONS error: open /dev/wsmouse: Permission denied [VO_SDL]
> initialization failed: open/wsmouse Permission denied. Error
> opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
> But like I said, there is no machine lock up, if the video isn't too
> mean, while runing as root.
> Not exactly without X, since the default drive for SDL is its own x11
> driver. You won't have any luck driving video with anything other of
> SDL's drivers.
> But Xorg is running.
> Probably not a difficult fix, but I know little about this area.
Err, I meant to say, "But Xorg is not running".
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